Arts & Culture
2:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Unplanned Biography Helps Grieving Mother

Riding Through Grief by Barbara Manger.

On a Sunday morning in February 2008, Wisconsin native Matt Manger-Lynch was killed after being struck by a van during a bicycle race in Chicago. He was 29 years old. A chef, a cyclist, an outdoorsman, an adventurer, he left behind his parents, his brother, a wife, and family and friends across the globe.

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Arts & Culture
11:10 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Smitten with Smithing: A Modern Milwaukee Blacksmith

Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp in his forge.
Credit Bonnie North

Audio profile of Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp

Blacksmithing brings to mind a lot of images, most of them out history or myth.

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Arts & Culture
4:57 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Want to Be Discovered? 'Show Your Work,' Author Says

One of Austin Kleon's distinctive "newspaper blackout" poems.
Credit Austin Kleon

Austin Kleon speaks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

If you haven't seen the work of best-selling author Austin Kleon, you might at first mistake one of his poems for a redacted CIA document.

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Arts & Culture
11:23 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Young Self-Taught Photographer Makes His Mark on Milwaukee and Beyond

Vallen Gillett

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Vallen Gillett, a self-taught Milwaukee-based photographer.

Milwaukee is home to many good photographers, ranging from the strictly amateur to the internationally renowned. While he hasn’t quite gotten to the second category, Vallen Gillett is well on his way.

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Arts & Culture
10:57 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Exhibit Displays Local Handicrafts Made During The Great Depression

From the Handmade for Hard Times: The Milwaukee Handicraft Project exhibit.
Credit Museum of Wisconsin Art

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Graeme Reid, director of collections at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, and Charles Waisbren, a collector of many of the objects on exhibit.

Handicrafts made during the Great Depression are currently on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

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Arts & Culture
6:57 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

PHOTOS: Photography Collective Captures Wisconsin's Extremes

A group of photographers are using their collective images to capture the essence of Wisconsin and other places in America. Here pictured is Salem, Wis.
Alessandra Sanguinetti, Postcards from America, tumblr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews MAM photography curator Lisa Sutcliffe and photographers Donovan Wylie of Northern Ireland and Jacob Sobol of Denmark.

Photography is usually thought of a solitary pursuit, but when you're trying to capture the essence of a state like Wisconsin, you might need some back-up.

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Arts & Culture
4:41 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Original Chagall Works on Display at UWM Art Gallery

A piece by Marc Chagall on exhibition at the UWM Art History Gallery
Credit UWM Art History Department

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Cassie Sacotte, a Master's student in Art History at UWM.

Unbeknownst to many in the city, UW-Milwaukee's art history department holds a significant number of original prints by the Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall.

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Arts & Culture
4:09 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

5 Facts You Didn't Know About Spanish Painter Diego Velázquez

"The Toilet of Venus" - aka the Rokeby Venus - by Diego Velazquez is the subject of an enduring art history mystery at the heart of a novel by author Barbara Mujica.
Credit National Art Collections Fund, 1906

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author and Spanish professor Barbara Mujica.

The 17th century wasn't kind to Spain. The formerly powerful empire was crumbling, burdened by debt and a corrupt government.

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Why Is There a Smashed Car Outside the Milwaukee Art Museum?

Dirk Skreber's "Untitled" (2009) at an installation at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews artist Dirk Skreber and exhibit curator Margaret Andera.

If you’ve walked along the lakefront by the Milwaukee Art Museum recently, you may have seen a new sculpture and done a double-take.

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Arts & Culture
4:53 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Clothed, Nude Photos Uncloak Nature of 'Identity' in Exhibit

William Zuback's photograph "Jane Doe No. 13 (Clothed)" appears in his new exhibit, "Identity."
Credit William Zuback/Digital photograph

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews photographer William Zuback.

We’ve all heard the cliché – don’t judge a book by its cover. 

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