Event Title

Milwaukee, Mentors, & Making: A study of community through art based collaborative research

Mentor 1

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger

Start Date

1-5-2020 12:00 AM

Description

We have been working with the renowned Brooklyn artist, Mary Miss, on the City as Living Laboratory: Sustainability Made Tangible through the Arts (CALL) and WaterMarks projects – incorporating partnerships with the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), Global Water Institute, the Milwaukee Dept of Public Works, 16th Street Community Health Center, Pulaski Park Neighborhood Association, and the Kinnikinnick River Neighbors in Action. We are offering a series of community papermaking and printmaking workshops associated with the Kinnickinnik riverbed re-naturalization project. As an extension of the CALL and CCR, we are working with community leaders to grow the presence and accessibility of art-based collaborative research in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods by offering workshops and events through the CCR’s Press on Wheels (POW) program. POW was originally a medical van that we converted into a mobile printmaking and papermaking facility. Enthusiasm is growing as a result of our engagement, and we have gathered new partners, including the Milwaukee Artists Resource Network (MARN), the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and the American Civil Liberties Union and its Youth Justice Institute. We hope to further facilitate mentorships between middle and high school MPS students, UWM interns/fellows, and MARN artists in tandem with offering outreach, creative activities, and sanctuary spaces. Expanding beyond our local focus, we will be traveling to Puerto Rico in late March and early April. We will design and build a set of portable printmaking and papermaking labs using repurposed materials to showcase at the upcoming "Puertographico" 2020 SGC International printmaking conference. Following our presentations, we will donate the equipment to schools and arts organizations in San Juan.

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May 1st, 12:00 AM

Milwaukee, Mentors, & Making: A study of community through art based collaborative research

We have been working with the renowned Brooklyn artist, Mary Miss, on the City as Living Laboratory: Sustainability Made Tangible through the Arts (CALL) and WaterMarks projects – incorporating partnerships with the Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), Global Water Institute, the Milwaukee Dept of Public Works, 16th Street Community Health Center, Pulaski Park Neighborhood Association, and the Kinnikinnick River Neighbors in Action. We are offering a series of community papermaking and printmaking workshops associated with the Kinnickinnik riverbed re-naturalization project. As an extension of the CALL and CCR, we are working with community leaders to grow the presence and accessibility of art-based collaborative research in Milwaukee’s neighborhoods by offering workshops and events through the CCR’s Press on Wheels (POW) program. POW was originally a medical van that we converted into a mobile printmaking and papermaking facility. Enthusiasm is growing as a result of our engagement, and we have gathered new partners, including the Milwaukee Artists Resource Network (MARN), the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and the American Civil Liberties Union and its Youth Justice Institute. We hope to further facilitate mentorships between middle and high school MPS students, UWM interns/fellows, and MARN artists in tandem with offering outreach, creative activities, and sanctuary spaces. Expanding beyond our local focus, we will be traveling to Puerto Rico in late March and early April. We will design and build a set of portable printmaking and papermaking labs using repurposed materials to showcase at the upcoming "Puertographico" 2020 SGC International printmaking conference. Following our presentations, we will donate the equipment to schools and arts organizations in San Juan.