Artist and educator Jon Brown is a mentor and lead artist for teenage interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee. Brown helps his students design anti-drug and anti-violence campaigns and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the art and design world.
Hundreds of youth and neighborhood activists were recently invited to a showing of “The Interrupters,” a documentary film about a group that works in the streets of Chicago to stop violence as it occurs.
A benefit for ArtWorks for Milwaukee drew hundreds of people to support the organization’s art internships for at-risk teenagers.
Well-known African-American artist Sylvester Sims continues to paint “what I see” well into his 80’s. His work includes hundreds of paintings, pastels and watercolors, most with African-American themes.
The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, celebrating a traditional Mexican holiday, brought colorful costumes, masks, music and dancing to the Walker’s Point neighborhood recently.
More than 20 working professionals recently began this year’s nine-month Future Milwaukee leadership program. Participants will complete arts-related projects to benefit the community and meet others who want to create positive change. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service talked to them about what has been most interesting about the program so far.
Between the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s Beyond the Canvas exhibition on Friday night, Oct. 21, and the Día de los Muertos exhibitions at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 22, Milwaukee residents had an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of artwork by local artists.
The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, on Friday, Oct. 28, will feature colorful masks, costumes, dancing and music.
Free workshops to create masks for the second annual Dia De Los Muertos parade on Friday, Oct. 28, are being held on Saturdays at The Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Mitchell Park will be the focal point of Clarke Square on Saturday, Oct. 1, as “Cross the Domes,” a 300-person cyclocross race, and “Clarke Square Moving,” a community fundraising event, take place.