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Some 150 people attended Art in Flux August 5, an inaugural benefit hosted by and at Flux Design that raised more than $30,000 in support of MIAD’s academic programs.

Twenty artists, most of whom are alumni or faculty, participated in the event, which featured woodcut steamroller prints created in the street, live sculpture created onsite and a time-based media show. Additional sponsors included BIGMPG Design/Marketing and Water Buffalo.

Art in Flux was conceived and hosted by MIAD alumni at Flux Design in partnership with MIAD.

"Many of us at Flux Design are MIAD alumni with very different creative skills, and hosting a collaborative art event like Art in Flux to benefit MIAD is something we’ve wanted to do for some time," said Jeremy Shamrowicz ’98, co-founder of Flux Design Ltd., a leading custom design/build firm. “Our goal is to highlight the many creative forces here in Milwaukee, which MIAD plays a leadership role in educating and fostering. The college’s academic programs are extremely strong, and Flux Design would not be where it is today were it not for the strength of MIAD’s curriculum."

"My fascination with the process of creating large steamroller prints actually began during my MIAD studies, and I am excited to introduce it with other artists at Art in Flux,” said Steve Sorrentino ’02, Flux’s project/office manager.

Participating artists:

Steve Sorrentino, ’02
Adam Meurer, ’00
Jeremy Shamrowicz, ’98
kathryn e. martin, ’01
Chet Rosales, ’00
Jeremy Kunz, Maryland Institute College of Art Alum
Dave Hinterberg, UWM Alum
Tamiko Dargan, UWM Alum
Jamal Currie, Time-Based Media Professor
Marl Sanvick, ’06
Allyson Lassiter, Student
Paul Caster, Time-Based Media Professor
Wes Cabral, ’04
Waldek Dynerman, Professor of Fine Arts
Brandon Bauer, ’96; MIAD Photo Studio Lab Technician
Jesse Meyer, ’98
Brian Polster, ’99
Ryan Foat, UW-Madison, Art Institute of Seattle Alum
Paul Klitzkie, Student
Alisa Toninato, ’05