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Creative Alliance Milwaukee Update

April 18th, 2013 


The weather might be slow to catch on, but rest assured that spring has sprung in the Milwaukee region's creative community! Not only are Gallery Night festivities right around the corner, but it's also Young Professional Week this week (through Sunday). 

Congratulations to Richard Clark and George Jirasek, this week's winners of free work time at the Hudson Business Lounge! Stay tuned for more chances to win. 

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This Weekend: Milwaukee's Gallery Night & Day!  


Friday, April 19th
Saturday, April 20th
Don't miss Milwaukee's premier art event, Gallery Night and Day! With over 60 participating locations, this two-day art extravaganza is an amazing, immersive experience for both seasoned connoisseurs and beginning admirers. This is a great opportunity to gallery-hop and be a part of Milwaukee's vibrant arts scene.


Click here for a full listing of participating locations and view an interactive map here. Hours vary by location, so be sure to check the listing for more information.   


Check out MIAD's Senior Exhibition, opening on Gallery Night, April 19th. Featuring the work of 140 seniors, Milwaukee's most exuberant exhibition of emerging talent includes two Alumni Thesis Scholarship recipients who integrate performance in their multidisciplinary work; five students who reimagine a gallery space; and designers who expand on the empathy, compassion and user experience that defines their work. Learn more>
Gallery Night will also feature nearly 60 Integrated Studio Arts students in MAM After Dark: Black and White, 5 p.m. - midnight. From freshmen to seniors, students collaborate to create works of art for this one-night-only event, and participants can test their own skills in interactive artmaking with MIAD alum Daniel Fleming '10. 

More from MIAD! Creativity Series Features Global Designer James Ludwig 


Tuesday, April 23rd

6:00 - 7:15 PM

Discovery World


MIAD Define, a day of campus-wide open exchange between students and the public, is Wednesday, April 24. Joining MIAD during this exciting time is James Ludwig, vice president of global design at Steelcase Inc. 
Ludwig, an architect, industrial designer and Fulbright Scholar, visits as part of the MIAD Creativity Series. Join MIAD in collaboration with Discovery World Center for Public Innovation for a presentation and conversation on the topic of "Curiosity and Empathy as Essential to Design." Learn more about Ludwig and the Lubar Creativity Series>
Creative Alliance ED Goes 3D       

Creative Alliance President/Executive Director Maggie Kuhn Jacobus offered herself up as a human guinea pig this week at Milwaukee Area Technical College's Motion Sensor Animation Lab.  Donning a skin-tight velcro suit tricked out with sensors rigged up to 8 cameras, Kuhn Jacobus jumped, danced, turned cartwheels, Saluted the Sun and generally goofed around to create a short video promotion piece for the Lab and to highlight one of the many gems of The Creative Industries Economic Cluster here.  In post-production, our 5'3" ED will morph into The Incredible Hulk and shrink back down to size as DigiMon Girl.  "I've always said Maggie is very animated," said Jim McDonald, Creative Alliance Milwaukee board member and former Dean of the School of Media and Creative Arts at MATC.  "Now she will be quite literally!" 

"The depth and breadth of the Creative Industries Economic Cluster in Southeastern Wisconsin is astounding," said Kuhn Jacobus.  "When I toured the motion sensor animation lab at MATC a few weeks ago and learned it's the only one of it's kind in the region, I knew I had to do something dramatic to spread this word about this incredible Creative Industries asset.  If that included becoming The Incredible Hulk to make the point, so be it!"
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Tickets on Sale for the Wilson Center's Big Event   

Saturday, June 1, 2013

5:30 PM - midnight

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Join the Wilson Center for the 2013 Big Event to celebrate arts education! This exciting evening features dinner, dancing, and first-class entertainment, while also raising funds for the Center's educational programming. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets. Plus, the Big Event now features a special young professionals party-within-a-party with a budget-friendly ticket price. Click here for more information and tickets to Crash the Party!
InTandem Theatre Announces Apartment 3A       

Join InTandem Theatre for an exciting production of Apartment 3A! This fresh and quirky romantic comedy written by well-known film actor, Jeff Daniels, runs April 26 - May 19, 2013.

Reeling from the loss of what she thought was the love of her life, Annie Wilson searches for a reason to hope again with the help of a mysterious new neighbor who teaches her what it means to be in love forever. 


Click here for more information on showtimes and how to purchase tickets.

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