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through the Arts 2013
Make-A-Parade Workshops, for Lead Artists May 4, free public workshops to be announced
Food for Thought
Workshops, Residencies and "Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show"
Bay View Tragedy
Milwaukee Latino Carnavale
Summer of Peace
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 City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, the Helen Bader Foundation, the Max Fund, ACLU of Wisconsin, MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Merrill Lynch, the Shepherd Express, and many individuals.
Think Summer with MPT's Make-A-Parade Workshops
Saturday, May 4, 2013 10 am - 1 pm
Make-A-Parade "Train the Trainer" Artist Workshops
Milwaukee Public Theatre Artivity Place
Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin
Teachers, artists, youth leaders, families:
Learn to create colorful parade elements
for your neighborhood festivals.
And then train others to make a parade!
Professional artists lead these hands-on workshops:
Make-A-Theme, Ideas in Motion: Work with artist
Michael Pettit to develop the concept and images for your human-powered
floats, masks and other parade elements, using your theme and ideas from
Make-A-Giant Puppet: Build a basic puppet from simple materials with artist Jeff Holub, inspired by the giant puppets of Milwaukee’s All-City People’s Parade and the Minneapolis May Day Parade.
Fool the Eye: Paint signs and masks that truly stand out and look 3-dimensional with artist Linda Freund.
Make Magic with Paper & Cardboard: Experiment with recyclable materials with artist Andrew Parchman, inspired by his display of masks and headdresses.
The session is especially geared to teachers and youth leaders and the general public ages 16 and above. The space is fully accessible. All materials will be provided. Pre-registration is requested.
$15 fee in advance by May 3 or $25 at the door. Materials provided.
No charge for Arts@Large teachers and qualifying volunteers.
For more information or to discuss the no-charge option, call Milwaukee Public Theatre at 414-405-4309 or 414-347-1685 or contact us by email.
The resulting puppets, floats, masks, costumes and headdresses
may be used in Milwaukee Public Theatre’s public art events this summer: Make-A-Parade Workshops and Neighborhood Arts
Residencies, Milwaukee Latino Carnaval, Summer of Peace, Walnut Way Harvest Day Parade, Food for Thought Workshops and
Residencies, “Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show”, and more.
PAYMENT OPTIONS - $15 advance rate fee extended - due by May 3, 2013!
Pay in person when you attend: $25 CASH or CHECK to Milwaukee Public Theatre
Pay in advance: Mail this form with your CHECK made payable to Milwaukee Public Theatre, 626 E. Kilbourn Ave, #802, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Pay by credit card by calling MPT at 414-347-1685, downloading a mail-in form, or register and pay right here!
MPT's Cultivating Community projects are supported in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary Nohl Fund, Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, Arts@Large, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, the Helen Bader Foundation, the United Performing Arts Fund, 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 other organizations and individuals.
Inspired by the Minneapolis May Day Parade, created by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.
For more information, call Milwaukee Public Theatre at 414-405-4309, or contact us by email.
2012 Parade: "Finding Your Voice"
Parade elements were created forSummer of Peace All City Parade and Peace Rally and All-City People's Parade with Laborfest.
The ACLU Public Art Student Alliance (PASA) youth created parade elements in programs at Alliance School, North Division High School, and COA Youth and Family Center. Youth enrolled at Westside Academy/Our Next Generation, Washington Park Urban Ecology Center, and the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club made additional parade elements. An additional arts workshop was conducted at Melvina Park by Faith Purvey. View her photos here.The 2012 Summer of Peace All City Parade and Peace Rally on July 27, 2012 started at Sherman Park and ended at the Peace Rally in Washington Park. Read more. Find links to photos and videos here.
Other Cultivating Community events in 2012:
MPT presented craft artists or entertainers at Hillside and Kosciuszko Park National Night Out observances.
October 6 Walnut Way Harvest Day: A youth arts residency with Evelyn Patricia Terry created banners that celebrate the Story of the Walnut Way Peach Trees. MPT artists also participated in the parade.
November 2, Dia de los Muertos Parade: This lively cultural celebration featured masks, puppets, headdresses and ofrendas created in public workshops.
2011 All-City People's Parade: "Metamorphosis"
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Samba Unit, a 100-member percussion troupe directed by Julio Pabon with Cecilio Negron and Bony Benavides-Plog accompanied the giant Samba puppets, dancers and members of Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Milwaukee and Omeyocan Dance Company.
Other 2011 Cultivating Community Art Projects included: Gordon Park Energy Independence Day, Summer of Peace, National Night Out, Community Art and Funk Festival, Present Music's "Water", All-City People's Parade, Lindsay Heights/Walnut Way Harvest Day and Dia de los Muertos parades. Quetzalcoatl puppet slideshow.
2010 All-City People's Parade: "Waking Up!"
2009 All-City People's Parade
2009 Parade video - our inaugural year