Time and Place

Opening night – Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm – as part of Milwaukee Gallery Night.
Extended hours on Saturday, January 19, 2019 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: 753 North 27th St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208

Two Exhibits Side by Side : Fashion & Architecture

Community Artist : Iris Acevedo “Your One of a Kind” A Fashion Narrative about identity, healing and restoration.

UWM Architecture Studio : In Situ “Small is beautiful.” Exploring the aesthetic power of small-scale architectural interventions.

You are One of a Kind: A fashion narrative about identity, healing and restoration with Iris Acevedo

The power of being an independent fashion designer is the ability to create more than just a functional piece of clothing. For me telling a story is an important part of my creative process. I am often inspired by personal experiences and the people around me. “You are one of a Kind” is an excerpt from my spiritual journey that started by asking God at the age of 35, “Why did you create me?” Merging fashion and words to document and communicate with others my process of becoming.

Iris Acevedo is a single mom, fashion designer and fiber artist. She is a Milwaukee native and life time resident of the near Westside Community. Iris seeks to use sewing and fashion as a force to empower others. In addition to designing fashion, she is a pattern maker, and sewing instructor. You can see more of her work and learn more about her by visiting her blog at www.the-modest-life.com

15 Design Ideas for Milwaukee’s 15th Aldermanic District, curated by UWM SARUP Associate Professor Brian Schermer

There are over 400 vacant lots in Milwaukee’s 15th Aldermanic District. At the suggestion of Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, UWM’s “Small” architecture design studio, led by Professor Brian Schermer, and Interpretive Design seminar, led by Professor Nicholas Robinson, considers two prominent lots: Sherman Park Boulevard at Meinecke Avenue and 35th Street and W. Center Street. With 40% of residents under the age of 18, the proposals for these sites emphasize small but transformative design solutions for recreation, urban agriculture, production, innovation, and technology.