get bEHIND the aRTS studio tour coverage


Greg D. Helding's Paintings - 16th Street Studios, Racine

The get bEHIND the aRTS studio tour that was held this past weekend was an annual event I hope you didn’t miss.  The art tour took place from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

With a suggested donation of $5, visitors were able to buy a souvenir button allowing open access to all studios on the tour. Tour maps and souvenir buttons were available at all participating studios. Visitors could begin the tour at any location. All donations went to support this and future Studio Tours.

(Many more photos after the continued link below)

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Arts Commission and Celebre Place approved by Common Council

Lemon Street

At last night’s Common Council meeting, two agenda items of concern to Kenosha citizens were approved unanimously.  The first was the establishment of a City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts.  The Mayor proposed an amendment to change the name of the commission from the “Mayor’s Commission” to the “City of Kenosha Commission.”  Seven citizens spoke in favor of this item during the Citizens’ Comments portion of the meeting.  Citizens in favor included:  Joe Blineshine (Arts Commission), Debra Karp (Arts Wisconsin), Dean Yohnk (UW-Parkside’s interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences), Bonnie Mirkiewicz (Forever Grateful), Angie Aker, Melanie Hovey (Lemon Street Gallery), and Maureen Cashin Bolog (Actor’s Craft).

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Harborpark sculpture walk artwork approved

At last night’s Public Works committee, the eight sculptures and four alternate sculptures were approved.  Natalie Strohm, arts administrator for Milwaukee County, was present at the meeting to thank the committee for their collaboration with the Arts Fund Committee and the selection panel.  Previously, the  locations for the sculptures were approved; tonight, the actual sculptures were approved.

You can click on the following link to see pictures of the approved artwork:

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Artists of Kenosha and Czech Republic to collaborate Saturday

On Saturday, December 18, artists of Kenosha, WI and Prague in the Czech Republic will embark on a unique, collaborative experience known as The Artist Next Door. This project is designed to create an international, artistic dialogue.

In each city, artists will perform or present their work around a common theme for the enjoyment of both a live, local audience and an overseas audience, via video streaming. The Artist Next Door takes place locally at Noon on Dec. 18, at the Madrigrano Auditorium of Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Ave. This performance is free.

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