Administrators and educators in the Peck School of the Arts secured major grants this semester to pilot a new approach to community programming and art-making in the Kenilworth Square East INOVA Gallery, located at 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
A quest to build a celestial show around the voices and culture of American Indian tribes in Wisconsin turned into a journey of discovery for many of the UWM student and staff researchers. The show runs on Fridays through May 4 at the Manfred Olson Planetarium.
Just like architecture students, kids from the UWM Children’s Center built conceptual models of chairs. And just like the students, the children had their work critiqued – by the architecture students.
A fire in UWM’s Mainstage Theatre caused millions in damage and disrupted productions for almost a year. But it also provided the opportunity to improve the theater in myriad ways, from lighting and acoustics to accessibility and comfort, and it taught students lessons in resilience and adaptability.
Kimberly Blaeser, a professor of creative writing and Native American literature at UWM, will lead the Waukesha/Milwaukee kickoff event for the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read initiative, “Wisconsin Reads ‘The Round House,’” on Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St.
Kitonga Alexander touched the lives of Milwaukee students as a teacher, but he wanted to do more. So he formed a group that works with the Alma Center to reduce violence in the community. His work garnered him a “Positively Milwaukee” award.
Warren Enström is creating sound art by exploring the frontiers of music-making. The UWM alum’s composition aren’t done the traditional way – they’re done by helping computers learn to be creative by exploring the environment around them.
Liam Callanan is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories, but he’s also a highly regarded teacher who won a teaching award last fall. His latest novel, “Paris by the Book,” will be released April 3.
It can be difficult to talk with children about race and racism, but it’s vital to do so, says Erin Winkler, associate professor of Africology and urban studies at UWM.
A UWM history alum is helping people find out if their ancestors may have been involved in some of history’s biggest events, the ones we read about in history books. He writes for Ancestry.com.