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Brent Mitchell sings the blues

When I sat down a few days ago to chat with Brent Mitchell, I knew a few things about him already. He is a poet, visual artist, theologian and activist. Brent Mitchell lounges in his home while discussing music and the arts with the Observer's Tammy Peacy. Photo property of Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. His … Continue reading Brent Mitchell sings the blues

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#HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

KENOSHA ⏤ I first met and talked to Jon Linton, founder of “Let’s Be Better Humans”, shortly after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in August 2020.  At that time, he had recently spent days in Minneapolis, documenting the aftermath after the killing of George Floyd.  I had been doing the same work with the … Continue reading #HumanityCenteredSaturday: ‘Let’s Be Better Humans’ with Jon Linton in Kenosha

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Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week our supporters proved that they truly want to be a hot mess ⏤ taking particular interest in Katy Wallner's Hot Mess Studios, LLC. Of course, this kind of mess is pertaining to the pop-up art studio owned by Katy Wallner. Last week, we covered Wallner's soft opening of her new … Continue reading Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

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Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios

KENOSHA ⸺ Local artist Katy Wallner may be a hot mess. But it's OK. She likes it that way.  https://www.facebook.com/HotMessstudiosllc/posts/119290066906161 While regularly that description has negative connotations, like with many things, Wallner has turned it into a positive with her new creation: Hot Mess Studios, LLC.  The brainchild of the Creatives for Community founder, the … Continue reading Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios

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Art Scene: A walk through Kenosha Creative Space’s ‘Art + Protest’ exhibit

KENOSHA ⸺ Black lives are still an important topic in conversation and in art in the city of Kenosha ⏤ regardless of who believes they matter or not.  Observer founder Daniel Thompson takes a walk through 'Art + Protest' at Kenosha Creative Space. The free exhibit will be open to the public until May 9. … Continue reading Art Scene: A walk through Kenosha Creative Space’s ‘Art + Protest’ exhibit