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Milwaukee Artist Resource Network selects new Third Ward home

Published Sept. 24, 2019

After a thoughtful search for a new home for its regional art center and marketplace, the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN), has announced it signed a 10- year lease at the Lofts on Broadway, 191 N. Broadway, in the Historic Third Ward.

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Murder in Wauwatosa: Hoffman recounts a tragic murder close to home

Published July 29, 2012

"I know who killed the Schumacher boy." Wauwatosa native Paul Hoffman, a journalist now based in Indiana grew up hearing that from his elderly neighbor Lillian Harwood. Decades later, that line resulted in Hoffman's new book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher," published in paperback by The History Press.

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Art group benefit mines archival footage of '80s underground

Published Nov. 13, 2010

""Wrapped Around Your Finger" by Sting was all you heard and after a while you just couldn't take it," recalled Mark Eberhage, who moved to Kansas City for graduate school and went on to document a strange and burgeoning new scene based around underground music.

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A designer's Zweig thoughts and call to action

Published April 3, 2009

I first found out about Zweig's innovative art project coming to Milwaukee about three years ago when the project was still just an idea. I was curious. Today, it's grown into a minor "controversy." Here are my thoughts and what you can do to move the project forward.

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Defecate on my lawn, la la la la laaaaa

Published April 2, 2009

He's the man you love to hate, Fonz fans, but Mike Brenner helped found Milwaukee Artists Resource Network, once ran what was one of the best galleries this city has seen in a long time, and is one of the few people willing to throw himself in front of the train for public art.

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Hotcakes closing early

Published March 5, 2008

Mike Brenner tells us that due to issues with the artist, he canceled the final show at Hotcakes Gallery and the space will close May 24 instead on in July as originally announced.

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Brenner puts his money where his mouth is

Published Dec. 4, 2007

Hotcakes Galley will close for the month of December to protest "the spread of bad public art," said owner Mike Brenner in a statement on Tuesday.

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Brenner hopes Milwaukee flips over Hotcakes

Published Nov. 25, 2003

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) president Mike Brenner is hoping that Hotcakes, his new art gallery in Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, will be an outlet for artists to display and sell their work.