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through the Arts 2013
Make-A-Parade Workshops: MPT Artivity Place, Shops of Grand Avenue, Plankinton Building, Wednesdays, 12-3, Thursdays, 5-8 pm, Saturdays, 11-2
Food for Thought
Workshops, Residencies and "Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show"
Bay View Tragedy
Milwaukee Latino Carnaval
Summer of Peace/All City Parade
Neighborhood Night Out
Walnut Way Harvest Day
Dia de los Muertos
More to be announced
MPT's 2013 Cultivating Community through Public Art projects are partially funded by Milwaukee County CAMPAC, the United Performing Arts Fund, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, the Helen Bader Foundation, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Max Fund, ACLU of Wisconsin, MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Arts@Large, Merrill Lynch, City of Milwaukee NIDC, and the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and many individuals.
Milwaukee Public Theatre’s fourth annual Champions of the Arts Celebration was held on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 7:30 pm at Historic Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. Fourth Street, Milwaukee.
We are so grateful for the amazing silent auction donors who contributed to our “Champions of the Arts” celebration. Please support them with your patronage:
Artasia, Art Montes, Artisans of Morocco, Babe’s Ice Cream, Bartolotta Restaurant group, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Bliffert Lumber and Hardware, Café Esperanza, Cesar Pabon Fitness Center, Chez Jacques, Club Charlie’s, Coast-A Zilli Restaurant, Comedy Sportz, Emilio De Torre, Richard Dorbin, Florentine Opera Company, Linda Freund, Gyro Palace, Harvey's Central Grill, In Tandem Theatre, Lesley Kagen, Kiku’s Japanese Restaurant, KRS Hair Studio, La Merenda, Latino Arts/United Community Center, Localicious-Kathy Papineau, Maharaja, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Turners, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Next Act Theatre, Paintball Dave's, Present Music, Rohr Jewelers and Sam Hill, Suzanne Rosenblatt, Riverwest Healing Arts, Riverwest Public House, Riverwest Cooperative, Rodizio Grille, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Joan Stroika, Toni's Hoarders World, Verduras Tea House and Café
Thank you to these additional donors: Artist Sponsors: Mueller Communications, Jill M. Haas and Merrill Lynch; Intern Sponsors: Ritz-Holman LLP, The Max Fund; Patrons: Janine Arseneau, Gregory Jay, David Thomas & Diane Steigerwald, Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative
Special Thanks to the Milwaukee Turners Executive Director
Katharina Hren, Milwaukee Turners Board of Directors, and
Historic Turner Hall Ballroom Staff.
The opening social hour included a silent auction, refreshments, cash bar and entertainers: Mito De Soto, nationally acclaimed Flamenco guitarist; Cache Latin Band; Jecilia Negron, Gold Medal Scholastic Art Awards, winner in a live performance painting for the silent auction; performance excerpts from MPT's new "Out to Lunch" with Steven Hunter and Avi Bourochoff; and a monolog from "Pieces" with Chastity Washington.
Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn emcee'd the proceedings at 6 pm. Champions of the Arts awards will be presented to:
Arts in Education: Raoul Deal, Visual artist/painter and community arts creator; Senior Lecturer, UWM
Next Generation in the Arts: Jeremy Fojut and Angela Damiani, co-founders, ART Milwaukee and the Creative Arts Council of Milwaukee
Arts in Community: Joanne Williams, Media personality, Black Nouveau; loaned executive, United Performing Arts Fund
All proceeds will benefit Milwaukee Public Theatre’s Cultivating Community public art projects, in collaboration with Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre: Make-A-Parade Workshops, Milwaukee Latino Carnaval, Summer of Peace/All City Parade, Walnut Way Harvest Day Parade, Food for Thought Workshops and Residencies and the original theatrework "Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show" and more. These free-to-the-public art events bring people of all ages, cultures and abilities together in Milwaukee neighborhoods to create celebrations that showcase our diverse and talented community.
The Turner Hall Ballroom is also accessible through an elevator on the northeast corner of the building, which may be reached from outside through the parking lot.
The 2013 Cultivating Community through the arts projects are partially funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Helen Bader Foundation, the Max Fund, ACLU of Wisconsin, MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Merrill Lynch, the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, the United Performing Arts Fund, the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts,and many individuals.