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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

April 25th, 2013 

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Clock Shadow Building Wins National Top Ten Green Award   

Milwaukee's own Continuum Architects + Planners designed the Clock Shadow Building in Walker's Point, which has been awarded the prestigious Top Ten Green Award by the American Institute of Architects. The $7 million building includes a rooftop urban farm, a rainwater-fed toilet flushing system, and is made from over 50% recycled or salvaged materials, among other green features. Click here to read more>

Haggerty Museum of Art to Participate in Slow Art Day

 

Saturday, April 27th

 

10:00am - 4:30pm

Gallery Talk with Kevin Miyazaki at 1:00pm  

 

This event will feature the site-specific installation Mauka, Makai by Milwaukee photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki. Mauka, Makai is comprised of portraits and views of Lake Michigan from Perimeter, a project commissioned by the Haggerty Museum of Art. For the project, Miyazaki was invited to create new work addressing the topic of fresh water and the Great Lakes. The resulting photographs capture a contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan through images of everyday people whose lives are closest to it. To learn more about the artist and Perimeter, click here. For more information on Slow Art Day, click here

MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities Grant Application     

The 2013-14 Arts & Humanities application will be available on May 1, 2013. The MPS Division of Recreation and Community Services will host an informational session and technical assistance meeting on May 1st from 1:30-3:30pm in the Auditorium at MPS Central Office, located at 5225 W. Vliet St. The online application will be made available at that time and MPS will go through the application guidelines and process as well as provide time for Q & A. It is highly recommended that applicant agencies send a program staff person as well as a financial or grant-writing staff person. The application will be due Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 4:30pm. Click here for more information>

Maggie on the Move! Creative Alliance's ED Out and About  

 
This past Sunday, Tony Hsieh of Zappos was at the Hilton, talking about conscious collisions to spark creativity and innovative thinking. 
 
Milwaukee, we've got all the ingredients--we just need to put it all together! 
 
Congratulations to Newaukee for a wildly successful Young Professional Week! 
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MIAD Recognized by OECD 

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France has contacted Mt. Auburn and Associates, the consultancy contracted by Creative Alliance and the Greater Milwaukee Committee for the 2010 Milwaukee Regional Creative Industries Project, to write a chapter for a book they are producing on specialized institutions of higher education around the world that promote innovation and entrepreneurship. They've chosen two U.S. colleges, MIAD and Pratt for its programs and their impact on their communities; for MIAD, the relationship to Milwaukee's design cluster and creative economy.

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