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Mary Louise Schumacher May 17, 2016 Tap Milwaukee Milwaukee filmmaker Chris Smith is tapping his inner Mark Zuckerberg and his Hollywood tastemaker friends to launch a new app that's about sharing cool stuff. Called Rex, the free app launches officially Wednesday and allows chums to share — and keep track... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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Clarinetist and UWM Music alumna Katherine Kohler on winning the 2nd Clarinet audition with the prestigious Phoenix Symphony! Katherine had been performing with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (even subbing while an undergraduate student) and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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First and second year art students residing in UWM's Art & Design Living Learning Community (LLC) partnered with Milwaukee's Department of Country Parks and River Revitalization Foundation to ideate, strategize, build, and install an area for rest and reflection in Ceasar's Park along the Milwaukee River. The installations can be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres MFA Candidate and filmmaker, Sky Hopinka discusses his award winning film, "Jáaji Approx" at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival. In the video below, Sky discusses the work that presented him with the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker. Watch... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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UWM Dance MFA candidate Davalois Fearon pictured in last weekend's New York Times paper in anticipation of her upcoming performance of Trisha Brown's "Glacial Decoy" with the Petronio company at the 2016 American Dance Festival. Also featured on the same page is a preview of an upcoming premiere by current... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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 May 20, 2016 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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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
Posted May 20, 2016 at News @ the Peck School of the Arts
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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