19 Jul 2018

Gallery Night Preview: Artery Ink Loves Your Guts

Gallery Night Preview: Artery Ink Loves Your Guts

Artists all over Milwaukee are putting the final touches on their latest pieces in preparation for the night when Brew City lauds its vibrant art community. At no place in the city is the anticipation for the night more keenly felt than here at the Pfister Hotel. Mara Natkin, one half of the dynamic creative […]

17 Jul 2018

Gallery Night Preview: AIR Retrospective Show

Gallery Night Preview: AIR Retrospective Show

I knew local artists Todd Mrozinski and Renee Bebeau were in the hotel before I saw them. The enthusiastic whispers alerting their arrival traveled from employee to employee and crackled in a wave of energy that washed over my desk. They were in the hotel in anticipation of an upcoming art show. Mrozinski, the Pfister […]

12 Jul 2018

She’s on Top of the World

She’s on Top of the World

It is fitting that I would interview a woman who is at the top of her game in the lounge at the top of the city. For most people, becoming a biomedical engineer would be the culmination of their professional goals, but most people aren’t Marcia Taylor. This ambitious young woman has made a big […]

9 Jul 2018

Take What is Bitter and Make it Sweet

Take What is Bitter and Make it Sweet

When Barb Paulini’s great- great grandmother packed all of her most precious possessions and bid farewell to her native Germany, before she left her home forever, she took a splice from her beloved rhubarb plant and tucked it into her trunk. As she sailed across the Atlantic to begin her new life, it is likely […]

6 Jul 2018

Sneak Peek at The Pfister Hotel Gallery Night Makers Market: Milliner Extraordinaire, Deborah Olson

Sneak Peek at The Pfister Hotel Gallery Night Makers Market: Milliner Extraordinaire, Deborah Olson

Deborah Olson’s love affair with fabric and form began in childhood. Her grandmother was a master seamstress who was as skilled with the needle as she was at creating her own patterns. Olson watched her grandmother transform bolts of cloth into magnificent clothing and was inspired to begin to create her own pieces. Soon, she […]

3 Jul 2018

Horn Player Blows Crowds Away

Horn Player Blows Crowds Away

The temperatures are edging towards 100, and the lobby is beyond bustling: it’s Summerfest! The typical business suits and blazers have given way to shorts, sandals and concert t-shirts. Festival fun is on everyone’s agenda and those who aren’t on the way to the Big Gig seem to be coming from the festival grounds. In […]