For 50 years, The Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been producing not only art, but the people who make the art. 50 years of Visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, theatre practitioners, many of whom have stayed in Southeastern Wisconsin once they graduated, have indelibly shaped our cultural landscape.
The Peck School is celebrating its golden anniversary in a big way - the University has declared this to be the Year of the Arts, and there will be performances, exhibits, screenings and many community collaborations throughout the year.
Scott Emmons is the interim dean of the Peck School of the Arts, and he told Lake Effect's Bonnie North that the year long event is being held to both celebrate the school's accomplishments, and also help raise its profile, because even after 50 years, many people aren't aware of the School's reach and influence.
Listen to the interview below, or click here to visit WUWM.