Mayor Tom Barrett opened Dare to Dream, a temporary public art exhibit on May 11, 2013 at the Dominican Center for Women, Inc. (DCW) located at 2470 W. Locust Street. The City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) is the sponsor of this exhibit, in partnership with DCW and the Goldin Center, 2320 W. Burleigh Street.
Dare to Dream is the work of teen artists from the Amani Neighborhood and reflects the artists’ dreams and vision for the future of their neighborhood. According to DCW Executive Director, Sister Patricia Rogers, OP, “ We are most appreciative of the support of the City of Milwaukee and Mayor Barrett of our efforts in the Building Neighborhood Capacity Program. Dare to Dream of a collaborative effort of DCW, the Goldin Center and our neighborhood youth.”
Milwaukee Artist, Vedale Hall oversaw the development and installation of Dare to Dream. A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Hall teaches visual art to preteens and teens at the Goldin Center and at COA-Riverwest. Hall is a recipient of COA’s 2012 Rising Star Award.
In conjunction with Dare to Dream, the second annual Amani Neighborhood Bloom and Groom flower sale, offering greatly discounted flowers from Lowes and sponsored by the City of Milwaukee was available for purchase at both site installations.