Young artists from COA Riverwest Center recently displayed their work at the center gallery at 631 E. Center St.
“Music Under Glass,” the weekly November through March live concert at the Mitchell Park Domes, recently featured music of “The King” as well as an Elvis costume contest and a light show.
High school student Domonique Whitehurst is one of eight interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee who worked on anti-drug and violence campaigns this fall. The semester-long program strives to foster collaboration and promote the arts, while training students for careers.
The Running Rebels youth organization is taking entries for a logo contest until Jan. 31. Youths ages 10-19 are eligible to submit entries.
A large crowd of families filled the auditorium at the Mexican Fiesta office at 2997 S. 20th St. recently to celebrate El Dia De Reyes, The Day of the Three Kings. The event marks the day Catholics believe the Three Wise Men followed a star to Bethlehem bearing gifts for baby Jesus. It included gifts for children, re-enactment of the Nativity, a performance by Ballet Folklorico and Mexican treats.
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.