Ramirez paints massive mural honoring medical workers

Published April 10, 2020

Artist / muralist Mauricio Ramirez is in the process of painting a new mural that pays homage to the front-line heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramírez is commissioning the project himself.


Christensen isn't horsing around with latest museum project

Published March 5, 2015

Wendy Christensen, the Milwaukee Public Museum's taxidermist / artist, is best known for her recreation of Samson, the beloved gorilla from the Milwaukee County Zoo. Most recently, however, she constructed two life-sized, detailed Arabian horses for the museum's new exhibit, "Crossroads of Civilization."


Local artist pumped about blood paintings

Published Feb. 4, 2013

Milwaukee's Mary Overman paints with blood and she is currently showing 16 of these pieces in a show, "We Are Dust, Like The Moon," which runs through March 5 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. What kind of blood, you ask? Read on ...


Change your nickname, change your life

Published Aug. 13, 2011

This story is a great example of the power of naming and nicknames. It was submitted to me by a now very famous artist, who lives outside of Austin, Tex. The story is told in his own words.


Picture Milwaukee Places calls for submissions

Published Aug. 4, 2003

Where is your "special" outdoor place in Milwaukee? Picture Milwaukee Places, a new online scrapbook collecting photos and stories about places that move Milwaukeeans, wants to know.


Feren's public art brings vitality to Brew City

Published July 8, 2003

Steve Feren, who has public art standing in many places from New Jersey to Palo Alto, California, currently has seven permanent sculptures in Milwaukee and a funky new one on the River Walk.


Albinger finds inspiration out West

Published Jan. 23, 2003

Sometimes you just need a change of scenery. If you're an artist that new setting can also provide new inspiration. Just ask Port Washington native Lisa Albinger, an accomplished painter who recently left Milwaukee for the considerably warmer Phoenix climate.