Milwaukee's most original art performance returned this year with new excitement to benefit the scholarship funds of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Wisconsin's only independent, four-year college of art and design. Art in Flux was held on Saturday, September 15, 5 — 10 p.m., in the dynamic studios of Flux Design, 811 E. Vienna Ave., Milwaukee.
Art in Flux was conceived and hosted for the second time by MIAD alumni at Flux Design in partnership with MIAD and, this year, the MIAD Alumni Association.
The event enveloped guests in the artistic process as more than 50 MIAD alumni, faculty and area artists created sculpture live on site and woodcut steamroller prints in the street for silent auction. New this year were the availability of varied sizes of steamroller prints and an art sale of donated works coordinated by the MIAD Alumni Association.
Artist participants included MIAD alumni Jeremy Shamrowicz '98 and Jesse Meyer, co-founders of Flux Design; Mary Gordon '83, MIAD Alumni Association President; Kathryn E. Martin-Meurer '01; MIAD Professor of Sculpture Jill Sebastian; MIAD Director of Galleries Mark Lawson; MIAD Dean of Fine Arts Al Balinsky; Liz De Decker '06; Francis Ford; and MIAD Illustration Professor Tom Noffsinger, among many others.
The $20 advance admission price ($25 at the door and $10 for students with ID) included fine food by Water Buffalo (a Flux-designed restaurant) and music provided by Brent Grohde (WMSE/Cedar Block). A cash bar and secured, free parking were available.In addition to Flux Design and Water Buffalo, sponsors included BIG/MPG Marketing Design and David Hinterberg. For more information, call MIAD’s Carol Davis at 414.847.3238.