Milwaukee filmmaker Chris Smith is tapping his inner Mark Zuckerberg and his Hollywood tastemaker friends to launch a new app that's about sharing cool stuff.
Called Rex, the free app launches officially Wednesday and allows chums to share — and keep track of — recommendations for books, movies, podcasts, restaurants and cultural doings like plays and museum exhibits.
First and second year art students residing in UWM's Art & Design Living Learning Community (LLC) partnered with Milwaukee's Department of Country Parks and River Revitalization Foundation to ideate, strategize, build, and install an area for rest and reflection in Ceasar's Park along the Milwaukee River.
The installations can be seen on the Beerline trail from Riverwest to Milwaukee's Lower East Side.
UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres MFA Candidate and filmmaker, Sky Hopinka discusses his award winning film, "Jáaji Approx" at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival. In the video below, Sky discusses the work that presented him with the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker.
UWM Dance MFA candidate Davalois Fearon pictured in last weekend's New York Times paper in anticipation of her upcoming performance of Trisha Brown's "Glacial Decoy" with the Petronio company at the 2016 American Dance Festival.
Also featured on the same page is a preview of an upcoming premiere by current UWM Dance MFA candidate, Ephrat Sherie. A collaboration with jazz pianist/composer Ehud Asherie, "Riff This, Riff That" will be performed at NYC's 2016 River to River Festival.
WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio and 371 Productions are pleased to announce Precious Lives: The Live Show. On Wednesday, June 15 at the Pabst Theater, Milwaukeeans heard each week on Precious Liveswill take the stage and share stories of how gun violence has impacted their lives.
“The goal is to continue the amazing work in Precious Lives with a live performance that allows the storytellers and audience to connect and examine the gun violence in our community,” says Michelle Lopez-Rios, Precious Lives: The Live Show director.
Lopez-Rios works professionally in theater and at UWM, but she also guides people who are living invisible, painful lives in sharing their experiences with others.
Street art has taken on a new life in the digital age. Once the domain of guerrilla artists working in the cover of night for the delight of unsuspecting local audiences, it is now a global phenomenon in which artists become internet famous fast.
A new annual street art festival — the Black Cat Alley — intends to bring that global community of artists, many of whom remain anonymous, to a Milwaukee alley each fall.
If you think the public dialogue over gay marriage, gender change and sexism is challenging, imagine what it is like for a school teacher to deal with those topics when youngsters in their classroom begin asking questions.
How does a teacher handle topics that many adults have a tough time with?
On this edition of UWM Today, meet a UWM professor who has developed a book that is giving teachers a roadmap to talk about hot button issues like sexuality.