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ArtWorks for Milwaukee Presents Art in Action: See What Art Can Do!

May 12, 2009

ArtWorks for Milwaukee is celebrating the completion of its two latest programs, Textile Arts and Anti-Violence T-Shirt Campaign, by throwing a party to show how art can spark action! Please help us spread the word to support these at-risk teens as they demonstrate all their accomplishments achieved through ArtWorks’ unique programming.

 

For the last ten weeks, ArtWorks’ Lead Artists have been working with Milwaukee area at-risk high school students to create distinctive and intriguing textiles that focus on impacting the Milwaukee community at large. The Textile Arts Program, lead by returning Lead Artist Reanna Ottoson, utilized the medium of simple muslin fabric that was artistically altered and embellished to convert each fabric piece into a meaningful personal statement. The individual fabrics were then artistically combined into one large work of textile art under the theme of ‘Milwaukee’. The Anti-Violence T-shirt Campaign was in collaboration with Safe & Sound, Inc. and WCS-Project Excel where Apprentice Artists worked together to design a series of t-shirts, whose messages reflect a commitment to reducing crime and violence in our communities. The youth apprentices are engaged by the arts as a means to teach critical 21st century employability skills each young adult will need for future success in any industry.

 

Art In Action: See What Art Can Do! will take place on June 12, 2009 at the Water Street Garage where pieces created through these programs will be unveiled and auctioned off to the highest bidder. The event will also feature a rap performance by the Youth from the John C. Cudahy YMCA, live music by Frankie LaCoste, a raffle with a wide variety of amazing prizes and an Interactive Art Activity that all attendees will be encouraged to participate. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served on ArtWorks’ patio overlooking Milwaukee’s beautiful river at this event to remember.

 

All funds raised through this event will support ArtWorks for Milwaukee’s mission to provide meaningful employment to Milwaukee area ‘at-risk’ local youth. High school students with and without disabilities are recruited to work as paid Apprentice Artists under the guidance of professional Lead Artists from our community. The valuable soft job skills training program administered by ArtWorks teaches employability skills that students take with them as they enter our area workforce.

 

What: Art In Action: See What Art Can Do!

When: Friday, June 12th, 2009 from 5:00-9:00 pm

Where: ArtWorks for Milwaukee

1421 N. Water Street

Milwaukee, Wi 53202

Cost: FREE, but entry donations are welcome!

 

For more information on ArtWorks for Milwaukee and future programs, please visit:

www.artworksformilwaukee.org

 

To see our Apprentices in action, please visit our Flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/artworksformilwaukee/sets/72157617875865988/

and

http://www.flickr.com/photos/artworksformilwaukee/sets/72157617269892370/

 

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