Upcoming Shows ETC.

In case my MFA show wasn't enough to deal with, I've got three more big ones before the end of May. Check them out MAN>>>>>>>Here's some info:

“LOCALLY GROAN - You Have Homework To Do! Ta Da!”
Thursday, MAY 8, 2008 at 7PM in the UWM Union Theater
(UW-Milwaukee campus: 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, 2nd floor)
Free and open to the public! ‐ an evening of new films, videos, and live performance by over 25 local Milwaukee artists.

“Locally Grown” is an annual festival dedicated to providing a showcase for Milwaukee film, video, and performance artists. “Locally Grown” screenings, held at the UWM Union Theater, are always free & open to the public. This edition of "Locally Grown" is being specially programmed by The Archaeology of the Recent Future Association which is a loose organization that strives to create experiences & support work that inspires vision & hope for a better world.

This year’s festival will be a little different in that local artists were asked to complete an “assignment”, and make a new piece especially for the show. So, instead of curating, the curators handed out some homework. Specifically, participants were asked to complete one of two assignments:

#1. Using only one 100-foot roll of 16mm film, create a film and present it with a live soundtrack. Or, #2. Submit 3 minutes of video. Each short clip will be compiled on one

tape & each participant will receive a compilation tape with which they will make one new piece.

Inspired by Dadaist exquisite corpses and madcap collaborations, the hope is that the assignment's "rules" will create a joyful challenge for the makers as well as inspire an unexpected new piece for us all to enjoy. The results will be revealed at a screening on MAY 8, 2008, in a celebration of our community's ingenuity, sweetness, humor, and talent.

Participating Artists:

Jesus Ali, Sam Augustine, Trevor Berman, Jeremy Bessoff, Anne Bisone, Robyn Braun, Ray Chi, Portia Cobb, Brent Coughenour, Jamal Currie, Allison Halter, Kati Katchever, Kelly Kirshtner, Laura Klein, Xav Leplae, Andrea Maio, A. Bill Miller, Erik Peterson, Kate Raney, Mat Rapaport, Joseph Reeves, Ryan Szarnowski, Marc Tasman, Chris Thompson, Renato Umali, Celeste Verhelst, Steve Wetzel

"Make Your Own History"
Make Your Own History is a group exhibition of 15 emerging artists that uses the historic Blatz Building (a former beer brewing facility) as both a subject and location for narrative experimentation. Responding to the transitional state of the space, as well as how the site symbolizes Milwaukee’s own shifting identity, these artists have created site-specific works and interventions that complicate and challenge how history gets told and remembered.

May 2nd - May 17th, 2008
Opening Reception, May 9th, 7-10 p.m.
Closing Reception, May 16th, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat: 12-5 pm

The Blatz Building
270 East Highland Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(enter gallery from Broadway St.)

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