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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

June 14, 2012 



The Creative Alliance Birthday Bash is one week away! We hope to see you at our June 21st celebration. Read below for details and registration information. 

We're featuring local creatives this week - from learning about Dasha Kelly, the new Pfister narrator to visiting Cardinal Stritch's contemporary art exhibit, featuring some of Milwaukee's talented sculptors, the Milwaukee region's creative economy is abound.


The Creative Alliance Team

Creative Alliance Birthday Bash
Thursday, June 21st
4:30-7:00 P.M.
Milwaukee Art Museum - 750 Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, 53202

Come eat, drink, and be merry! Join us for great local music, food, and libations as we celebrate our first birthday! We'll introduce our newly expanded board of directors and update Milwaukee's creative community on our achievements and current projects.  


You'll also hear from Christine Harris regarding the recently released Creative Collaborative Spaces report and have an opportunity to meet Lindsey Bovinet, chairman of the board of Interior Systems, Inc. and visionary behind the Eisner Advertising Museum rebirth.


But of course, it wouldn't be a Creative Alliance event without some productive brainstorming. We'll be tapping you for feedback and ideas pertaining to the potential "Creative Hub" at the Eisner Museum. This collaborative, cooperative effort, featuring a multidisciplinary cross-section of Milwaukee's creatives, will give you the opportunity to influence the conception of the future space and offer your unique ideas to Creative Alliance leaders as they move forward with planning.


And what's a birthday without presents?!  As our gift to you, we invite you to visit the MAM galleries, including feature exhibit, Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries, following our celebration.  Posters of Paris examines the story of the French artistic poster in all its complexity. In addition to the posters themselves, this exhibition features rare preparatory drawings and watercolors, maquettes, and proofs to show how the artist went from idea to final execution.  


We hope to see you! Register Now

Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
June 8-24, 2012
Gallery hours: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
Cardinal Stritch -Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts  6801 N. Yates Road - Milwaukee, 53217
This gallery exhibit highlights smaller-scale works by seven local sculptors whose monumental sculptures are on display in the Stritch Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Garden. The sculptors' visions are explored, from a rare peek at conceptual models to exciting new sculptural pieces. Sculptors include Steven Fischer, Nathan Hatch, Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Bruce Niemi, Mark Overs, Richard Taylor, and Bilhenry Walker.
Announcing Pfister Narrator, Dasha Kelly
Pfister Hotel is proud to introduce Dasha Kelly as the fourth 'Pfister Narrator.' In the role, she will spend time in the hotel's lobby, speaking with visitors and guests and sharing their stories on the Pfister blog. As narrator, Dasha will be posting blog entries at least twice-per-week over a six-month period. Kelly is founder and director of Still Waters Collective, a Milwaukee-based outreach initiative utilizing the transformative power of the written and spoken word. She has performed and delivered workshops to writers, youth, educators, co-eds, executives, inmates and artists throughout the U.S. She is also an HBO Def Poetry alum. Below is some of Dasha's Def Poetry here:
Def Poetry - Dasha Kelly and Dan Vaughn
Def Poetry - Dasha Kelly and Dan Vaughn
Kelly was chosen to serve as narrator based on her writing style, experience and personality, from a significant pool of qualified applicants by a review panel consisting of local writers and editors, and representatives from the hotel. Kelly began her residency as narrator the week of May 1, 2012
How Creative Entrepreneurs Will Redefine Milwaukee's Economy

Milwaukee is home to many creative design entrepreneurs. Together they make up a creative industry that is helping define the future of the city's economy. The happenings in our creative sector are representing a broader occurrence that is being carried out across our economy.


In this post-recessionary climate, it is the individual who will capitalize on the rapidly changing and intricately woven economic landscape. This investigation of our local economy is being told through communication design entrepreneurs. They are being used as an example to highlight the larger picture of the direction of Milwaukee's economy.  Read More > 

IRS Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee Union | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. | Milwaukee, WI
Registration: $50.00 (Includes workshop materials and lunch)
(Paid parking at UWM-Union will be available)

Protect Your Tax Exempt Status
A Special IRS Workshop for Nonprofits

This one-day workshop is specifically designed for small and mid-size 501(c)(3) organizations. The workshop will be held in Milwaukee on June 26.

This special workshop will be presented by experienced IRS Exempt Organization Specialists and will explain what 501(c)(3)
organizations must do to keep their tax-exempt status and comply with tax obligations. This workshop is recommended for anyone new to the nonprofit sector, new to their agency or looking for a refresher course on the fundamentals of complying with IRS standards for small and mid-size tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations including:
  • Nonprofit executives and staff members
  • Nonprofit board and committee members
  • Employees and board members of grant-making organizations that work with 501(c)(3) organizations
  • New or emerging nonprofit financial managers and volunteers
  • CPAs, accounting professionals and bookkeepers
  • Lawyers working with small and mid-size 501(c)(3) organizations. 
Please click here to access the workshop information and register.
In This Issue
Creative Alliance Birthday Bash
Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition
Announcing Pfister Narrator, Dasha Kelly
How Creative Entrepreneurs Will Redefine Milwaukee's Economy
IRS Workshop for Nonprofit Organizations
Learn More About Membership
Featured Gig Postings
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