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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

March 14th, 2013

We're very excited to announce our next event, Creativity: Applied!, to take place on March 21st. We hope you can join us! See below for more details and registration information. 

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The Creative Alliance Team 

Join Us March 21st for Creativity: Applied!, a CAM Workshop Event

Thursday, March 21st

5:00 - 7:30pm



246 E. Chicago St.


Innovation, by definition, is an idea, product or service that's new and has value. Creativity is the process that leads to innovative outcomes.  


On March 21st, join us from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. for a hands-on, two-hour workshop, facilitated by Marlisa Kopenski, Director of Business Strategy at Design Concepts in Madison. Hosted by Cramer-Krasselt, you'll learn creative tools and techniques that will enhance your ability to innovate.


Attendees will also have the opportunity to wine, dine and meet Creative Alliance's new President/Executive Director, Maggie Kuhn Jacobus


Click here to register.

Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson
Dana Schutz, "Piano in the Rain," 2012, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York.
to Visit MIAD
Acclaimed New York-based artists Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson visit March 18-20 for the MIAD Creativity Series, giving Artist Talks that are free and open to the public. Their visit is generously supported by the Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust.
Dana Schutz Artist Talk: 
Tuesday, March 19, 6 - 7:30 pm 

Ryan Johnson Artist Talk: 
Wednesday, March 20, 6 - 7:30 pm

Both talks will be held in MIAD's third floor painting studios. View work from the artists (who are also a married couple). Click here to learn more about MIAD's Creativity Series.

Call to Artists: Hidden River Art Festival Accepting Applications


Early-bird deadline: March 15th, 2013 (application fee: $35)


Final application deadline: April 12th, 2013 (application fee: $45)


Be a part of one of the Midwest's premier art festivals! For the first time, artists from all 12 midwestern states-- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and South Dakota-- are encouraged to apply. Apply today for the Festival via


The festival will take place September 14th and 15th, 2013 from 10am-5pm at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. A jury will select 100 artists to exhibit. Booth fee for the two-day event is $185. For additional information about the festival, click here.

Print: MKE 2013 International Print Conference 

March 20th - 23rd, 2013



273 E. Erie St.



2400 E. Kenwood Ave. 


Printmaking is growing. It will always be a rich arena for personal exploration, a process for uncovering one's visual voice. Its rich tradition is explored through collections of major museums and the many galleries featuring contemporary print exhibitions. Printmaking also encourages communal environments where making invites collaboration. Currently, across the country, co-ops and independent presses, pop-up galleries and basement shows, print and zine fests, community events and street art have all raised the public awareness and appreciation of print media. In these unique spaces, the power of print often gives voice to people facing economic, political and environmental challenges. The Print: MKE conference in Milwaukee will celebrate all the people, from local to international, who contribute as makers through the print.

Print: MKE events will take place between the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and UWM's Peck School of the Arts (PSOA). A bus loop will connect the campuses and encircle various Milwaukee highlights and attractions. 


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What Are "The Arts" Anyway?

Art. The arts. Fine arts. Performing arts. Visual arts. The lively arts. Arts & entertainment. Arts & culture. Culture. High culture. Pop culture.

The preceding phrases are all, on a very macro basis, variations on a theme. However, were you in a research study, and I showed you each of them, one at a time, I daresay they would provoke very distinct associations, very clear delineations of what each encompasses in your mind.


As the "arts community" fights its valiant, essential, and never-ending battle to convince the public at large of the value of "the arts," I cannot help but wonder whether those on the receiving end of such messaging each hear very different things when these words are presented to them. Read more from Howard Sherman in Americans for the Arts' ARTSblog>

In This Issue
CAM Event Creativity: Applied!
MIAD Brings NY Artists for Talks
Call to Artists: Hidden River Festival
Print: MKE International Print Conference
What Are "The Arts" Anyway?
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