Hecho en Milwaukee, an art collaborative fundraiser sponsored by the Milwaukee Mijas, was held recently at Mitchell Park. The Milwaukee Mijas is a collective of women artists and performers who seek to encourage and support one another and other artists throughout the community, according to the group’s Facebook page. The event showcased local artists in the fields of paint, graffiti, dance and song. All proceeds from the fundraiser went towards the Milwaukee Mijas-Mariposa scholarship fund. The recipient of the first scholarship was Stephanie Melendrez Valdez of Milwaukee.
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar is a senior staff reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Mendez is a proud graduate of UW-Milwaukee, where he double majored in Journalism and Sociology, and of Marquette University, where he earned a master’s degree in Communication. As an accomplished journalist, Edgar’s awards include a 2018 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, several press club awards and a Society of Professional Journalists’ regional award for columns dealing with issues such as poverty, homelessness and racism.