Well, this is cool news! A couple weeks ago I was informed that I was selected (along with 13 other local artists) to create a piece for the community arts project at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). This week – I also found out that they would like to buy one of my recent works for the same installation! So TWO pieces will be installed at MATC this summer. Yahoo!
The piece they are purchasing (shown above) is a recent work, a compilation of portraits of multiple generations of my mother’s family in Medford, Wisconsin, called “The Family Farm.”
They have also commissioned me to create a new piece, which is in production now. My concept is a series of portraits of historic Milwaukeeans of note – people who have made significant contributions to the social fabric of our city. I am still working on the final selection but contenders include Josette Vieau Juneau, Lloyd Barbee, Father James Groppi, Golda Meir, Vel Phillips, Charles Whitnall, Mayor Frank Zeidler and others.
I will be working on that piece, working title “Portrait of Milwaukee” over the next few months and the unveiling is currently scheduled for August 2021.
Yay! Thank you to MATC!!