April 5, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It's not every couple that has to alert the neighbors when they plan to turn their art on, as Anne Basting and Brad Lichtenstein did after acquiring "Invisible" by New York artist Steve Lambert a few months ago.
When they flipped the switch on the piece, akin to a large commercial sign outfitted with bright - and sometimes flashing - circus lights, it was quite visible from the street.
That bit of irony - a sign that screams the word "Invisible" in hot white, capital letters - seems apt for this couple. Anne and Brad are both artists with long lists of credits who like to tell stories that might otherwise remain hidden.
Anne, a theater professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is known for candidly addressing end-of-life issues. She wrote a play "Finding Penelope" based on Homer's Odyssey and performed with residents at a local long-term care facility. You may have also seen her on the "Today" show, talking about her Timeslips project, a way for people with Alzheimer's and dementia to get more pleasure out of life by relying less on memory and more on imagination and art.
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