Hot Mess Studios #OfInterest to Observer readers

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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 [...]

Do your best Pollock impression with Wallner, Hot Mess Studios

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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 [...]

#WhatYouMissed: The return of good news

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KENOSHA ⏤ Between the resurrection of the Public Craft Brewing open mic, an art exhibit opening and the return of Kenosha Pride, good news has been plentiful for Kenoshans the past week. Take a look back on all of the news the events of last week produced below. #WhatYouMissed news of last week...

#OfInterest: An application, Pride news and an art walkthrough

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week's news touched on various groups within the overall city, bringing news of the return of the Kenosha Pride festival. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Uptown Observer readers also paid attention to the story of two applications the city's Licenses and Permits Committee arguably gave different treatment. Our supporters also went on a walkthrough of [...]

Around the Open Mics: Music fills Seventh Avenue again on Thursday nights

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KENOSHA ⸺ With two open mics now off and running, music again fills Seventh Avenue in Downtown Kenosha on Thursday nights.  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCNbFqC_6ub3VsSH5WRr8S5Xt8Xfxu-uQ A playlist of two songs and one poetic performance. Note: The poetic performance contains strong language. However, the Observer is a platform for Black voices, and thus, we are happy to share it [...]

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

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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. [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday: A look back at the ‘Kenosha Creates’ series

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, I'd like to reflect on some of the creative solutions venues used during the COVID-19 pandemic; one such solution being "Kenosha Creates." I just so happened to be part of this effort that took place at Kenosha Creative Space. At that time, Kenosha Creative Space, Backyard Dream Studios and V2 productions converted [...]

#SaintsRadioSunday (Feb. 28, 2021): Kenosha musicians to spend some time listening to

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https://videopress.com/v/GObqrnpv?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⏤ Good evening, Kenosha. It's another Sunday, and therefore, it's another night to listen to some local musicians. As a result, this week's playlist features Mykal Baas, Haley Klinkhammer, Liam Maxwell, Haven Wells and Maxwell Melendrez. Each of these featured musicians pumps an incredible amount of life into the local music scene. Please [...]

#AroundTheMics: Improvising songs at Creative Space

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KENOSHA ⏤ Each week Kenosha Creative Space opens its doors to musicians and artists for its weekly Create@TheSpace open jam and painting event. The jam is led by local artist and musician Haven Wells. It also regularly draws well-trained musicians who will often riff on a song they make up on the spot. However, all [...]