Arts & Culture
2:28 pm
Sat November 16, 2013

PHOTOS: Artist's Creative 'Flow' Transforms Found Objects into Sculpture

A row of masks made from found objects created by UW-Madison professor Beverly Gordon
Beverly Gordon

Lake Effect contributor Gianofer Fields explores "transformative flow" with UW Madison professor Beverly Gordon.

Have you ever been so focused on a task you're doing that you lose all track of time and place? It's a concept academics call "transformative state or flow."

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Arts & Culture
5:30 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Milwaukee Concert to Feature One Piano But Four Hands

Four hand music requires two pianists playing on one piano.
Credit Miguel M. Almeida/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews pianists Pavlina Dokovska and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who is also the associate conductor for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

The average piano concert usually features one piano, two hands and 88 keys. But an upcoming concert in Milwaukee will add another pair of hands to the equation.

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Arts & Culture
4:27 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

Does Carving Conjure Memories of Pumpkins Past?

Does pumpkin carving bring back memories?
Credit indigoprime/Flickr

Lake Effect contributor Gianofer Fields takes us to a pumpkin carving party in Madison to explore the concept of transformative flow.

Can carving a pumpkin bring up the past?

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Arts & Culture
1:09 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Milwaukee Kohl's Designer Creates NPR's New Shirt

Milwaukee's Jessica Roush won NPR's national T-shirt design challenge.
Credit Jessica Roush

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews textile designer Jessica Roush.

Public radio listeners often wear their affection for the medium on their sleeves.  Now, they literally can.

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Arts & Culture
5:09 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Conservatory of Music CEO Finds Harmony in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is the oldest and largest nonprofit music school in the state.
Credit Dave Reid, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews the head of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Gregory Ruffer.

It's only been about six months since Gregory Ruffer took the helm at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, but he's already composing some big plans.

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