The Milwaukee Observatory, a public art installation created by students at Bay View High School, came to Mitchell Park this summer for the first time.
When Charles Brown, director of youth programs for Journey House, started a youth football program six years ago, he envisioned an activity that would keep youth between the ages of 6 and 14 off the streets and teach them life and character development skills. A few weeks ago, the Journey House Packers took to the practice field as the reigning division champions.
The Artists Working in Education (AWE) mobile art program is sending four vans stocked with projects and art supplies to neighborhood parks and playgrounds every day for one to two weeks. Children are invited to capture their creativity through painting, sculpture, fabric arts, recyclables, wearable art and more.
Brown Street Academy principal Ava Morris wanted her students to have a variety of experiences that they might not otherwise have access to. The school lost its part-time art teacher in 2009, so when Morris heard about Arts@Large from a colleague, she jumped at the opportunity. The organization pairs diverse visual, literary, performing and multimedia artist educators with students for a three-year period.
Michelle Crockett started volunteering as a child, and has been doing so ever since. The vice president of community affairs at Genesis Behavioral Health Services, Inc., Crockett has served on the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee.