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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 3 Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The  Milwaukee Repertory Theater inspires Shelby’s third UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Actors from The Rep’s To Kill a Mockingbird intrigued Keefe and are the subjects of her third installment in the series. This is day three of a sixteen-day project to be completed on March 16th. We invite you to observe and follow Shelby’s creative process at […]

UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – Bel Canto Chorus

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UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – Bel Canto Chorus


The Bel Canto Chorus inspires Shelby’s second UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Her subjects are the Bel Canto singers during their performance from the “United We Stand” concert in Cathedral Square Park. This is day two of a sixteen-day project to be completed on March 16th. We invite you to observe and follow Shelby’s creative process at […]

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Marcus Restaurants Chef Series – Spring Edition

Back by popular demand, Marcus Restaurants has brought back its popular chef series starting on March 24th. Every Saturday, our Marcus Restaurants chefs will host a special sequence of classes designed for guests to discover trade secrets from some of Wisconsin’s renowned culinary leaders. Each class will feature a different beverage pairing to be sampled with each […]

UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – MYSO
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UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – MYSO

Shelby’s first UPAF Artist Among Us piece is inspired by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. The subject is a young African American boy, holding his violin in anticipation of his performance. She found inspiration in the beauty of the lighting of the photo. Shelby intends to complete each painting in one day through March 16th. We invite […]

Shelby Keefe’s UPAF Artist Amoung Us Project
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Shelby Keefe’s UPAF Artist Amoung Us Project

Our current Artist In Residence, Shelby Keefe, is about to embark on another special project staring March 1st. Shelby will create a special 12” x 12″ painting for UPAF and each of its member groups. These 16 paintings will happen over the course of the 16 days. This collaboration represents a unique opportunity for the performing arts to […]

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The Pfister Hotel Names New York Fiber Artist Next Artist in Residence

MILWAUKEE – Feb. 21, 2012 – Historic tradition meets today’s talent with The Pfister Hotel’s Artist-in-Residence program. Home to more Victorian Art than any other hotel in the world, the historic hotel, which is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, has hosted a popular artist residency program for the past three years. The […]

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The Pfister Hotel seeks next “Narrator in Residence”

The historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, which is owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, is in search of its next writer in residence, known as the Pfister Narrator. The chosen candidate will spend time in the hotel’s lobby, speaking with visitors and guests and sharing their stories through a blog on the […]

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I Do: Part Deux – Wedding Photo Contest

  Weddings are a big part of our history. From the grandest to the most intimate, each wedding has a special place here at The Pfister. That’s why we’re proud to announce our I Do: Part Deux, Wedding Photo contest. You are cordially invited to share your Pfister wedding day memories with us for a […]

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The Votes Are In…

              Your votes are in and tabulated. On behalf of all the Artist in Residence candidates we want to thank the community for there overwhelming support via the online and paper voting. Voting is just one of the final steps to becoming Artist in Residence at the Pfister Hotel.  […]

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Pfister Art: Ninon De Lenclos

by: Keia Wegner, Hotel Assistant Manager Mademoiselle Georges Achille-Fould worked in the studio of Rosa Bonheur, who was one of the best known French female artists of her time.  A book on the Pfister Art Collection written in the 1940’s mistakenly labeled Ms. Achille-Fould as a male painter.  She has three paintings in the Pfister […]