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Michelle Matternowski May 16, 2016 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio and 371 Productions are pleased to announce Precious Lives: The Live Show. On Wednesday, June 15 at the Pabst Theater, Milwaukeeans heard each week on Precious Lives will take the stage and share... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Mary Louise Schumacher May 12, 2016 Tap Milwaukee Street art has taken on a new life in the digital age. Once the domain of guerrilla artists working in the cover of night for the delight of unsuspecting local audiences, it is now a global phenomenon in which artists become internet... Continue reading
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Tom Luljak May 12, 2016 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio If you think the public dialogue over gay marriage, gender change and sexism is challenging, imagine what it is like for a school teacher to deal with those topics when youngsters in their classroom begin asking questions. How does a... Continue reading
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May 12, 2016 UWM Report A television commercial made by students in the Peck School of the Arts is a finalist at the prestigious Art & Technique of the American Commercial show June 9 in New York. Read more: UWM Report Continue reading
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Christopher Clough May 10 Green Bay Press-Gazette Drew Britton isn’t “An American in Paris,” as says the title of the classic 1954 Gene Kelly movie musical. But Britton is playing a leading role in a story that could be titled “A Door County Film in Cannes.” Read more: Green Bay... Continue reading
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Rob Hullum May 10, 2016 Shepherd Express Hometown Established began in 2014 as a general store run by husband and wife Michael Reese and Laurie Viduski. The couple wanted to help bring local artists and makers with a focus on utilitarian home goods to a retail location. Read more: Shepherd... Continue reading
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May 10, 2016 National Endowment for the Arts UWM Theatre Professor Anne Basting's project, TimeSlips, is awarded an NEA ArtWorks grant to share the stories and imagination of people with dementia all across the state of Wisconsin. Read more: National Endowment for the Arts Continue reading
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Ralph Chapoco May 2, 2016 Star Tribune Fans watching TV's "The Walking Dead" are definitely aware of Michonne, a character shrouded in mystery. She joined the show near the end of the second season as a hooded figure who saves another individual from harm by using a sword known as... Continue reading
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Kathy Quirk April 28, 2016 UWM Report The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Kim Cosier is an editor of a new handbook, “Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality,” that deals with these and other issues. She’s associate dean at the Peck School of the Arts, and the book debuted as a No. 1... Continue reading
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Variety Staff April 27, 2016 Variety University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts Milwaukee The Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres at UWM focuses on maintaining artistic and intellectual curiosity among its students. The school partners with the Milwaukee Intl. Film Festival, Milwaukee LGBT Film and... Continue reading
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April 18, 2016 Association of Art Museum Directors The Milwaukee Art Museum Teen Satellite Internship is a semester-long program that fosters both hard and soft skills in Milwaukee-area high school students through multi-disciplinary activities and projects. This past fall semester, 16 teen interns explored social engagement and collaboration through writing,... Continue reading
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Selena Milewski April 12, 2016 Shepherd Express UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department’s latest offering, Orphan Train, passionately communicated a slice of American history grossly underrepresented in standard curriculum and common knowledge. From 1853-1929 the Orphan Train Movement (known at the time as “Free Adoption”) transported 500,000 destitute children from New York City... Continue reading
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Allison Plitt April 11, 2016 Times Ledger In the world of art, Woodside resident Karen Fitzgerald is something of an anomaly. Most painters prefer to work on rectangular canvases, but Fitzgerald feels more comfortable working with the tondo, an Italian Renaissance term for “round panel.” Read more: Times Ledger Continue reading
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Gia Kourlas March 2, 2016 New York Times During this age of reality television and its aggressive pursuit of chaos, it doesn’t seem a coincidence that the choreographer Juliana F. May has created “Adult Documentary,” a work constructed of real and fictional stories by its performers. Those stories serve as... Continue reading
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On May 3rd, 2016 UWM hosted its annual Innovator's Expo presenting 25+ student showcase winners, 15+ student organizations, and live interviews. Meet the three Peck School of the Arts students who took home awards. Design and Visual Communication senior, Kirsten Engen, was awarded the newly created Patricia H. Weisberg Innovation... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Peck School of the Arts students Becky Yoshikane, Fred Kaems, Calvin T. Rupnow, and Sara Shuler have won $10,000 to further develop their project, "Next Step," a prosthetic leg fairing that extends functionality and individuality for amputees. After consulting with former U.S. Marine, Sgt. Rodriguez, who lost his leg fighting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Orphan Train, a new creatively devised theatre piece, runs April 6-10th at UWM’s Kenilworth Five-0-Eight. This production, created by Robin Mello and UWM Theatre students, captures an unsung piece of American history – the lived experience of Orphan Train riders and the people who sent them west. Orphan Train follows... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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"Sounding Off" Q&A with Jared Judge Master of Music candidate in Orchestral Conducting (May 2017) Jared Judge is headed to Washington D.C. on March 21 to compete in the United States Air Force band officer/conductor final audition round. How did you learn of the competition, what was the application process?... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
UWM Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres' Tim Decker to be featured in MPTV's "Around the Corner with John McGivern." The episode will showcase Milwaukee's bustling East North Ave, including a segment at UWM's industrial artist space Kenilworth Square East and a sit down with animator/puppetteer, Tim Decker. The episode... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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"Sounding Off" with Keaton Viavattine UWM Music Graduate Student MM Trumpet Performance 2017 UWM trumpeter on his way to national competition What brought you to Peck School of the Arts? First and foremost, its incredible faculty. My primary instructor, Trumpet Professor Kevin Hartman, has been a constant inspiration, and wealth... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Duane Dudek February 8, 2016 Tap Milwaukee No one plans to fill a niche. Rather, people have a passion or obscure skill that no one cares about until they discover a need for it. The niches filled by Kenosha native Caroline Kastelic are puppetry and stop-motion animation. And the techniques... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Ben Stanley February 5, 2016 Biz Times Milwaukee The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has joined the ranks of the nation’s most active research universities. UWM’s Innovator Accelerator campus in Wauwatosa. UWM was re-classified as a Tier 1 Research University in theCarnegie Foundation’s most recent Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Bonnie North February 3, 2016 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio The dance department at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts opens a four-performance run of its Winterdances 2016 series, titled Evolve as We Enter, Thursday night. The performance showcases work by a number of choreographers, including Deb Loewen, Dani Kuepper... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Ashley Sears February 2, 2016 Fox6 MILWAUKEE -- It was all eyes on Iowa on Monday night, February 1st -- and next week, on February 11th, it will be all eyes on Milwaukee. A Democratic presidential debate will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After the Iowa caucus left... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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by Sky Hopinka, student filmmaker 1. I got into town Thursday night (January 21) just before my first screening on Friday at noon. It was a pretty quick turnaround before jumping into a theatre for a first screening. Below is a picture of the Q&A. 2. On Sunday (January 25),... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts