24 Jan 2013

Winter Fashion, Westbrook Style

Winter Fashion, Westbrook Style

Since starting his residency, Timothy Westbrook has had Milwaukee talking. At 23, he’s the youngest of the Pfister’s artists in residence, the first artist from out of state (Timothy hails from Wanakena, New York), and the first fiber artist (all other artists were painters). On Friday, January 18th, he had jaws dropping. He presented his […]

16 Jan 2013

Fred Pfister: Part 2 of 2

Fred Pfister: Part 2 of 2

“My grandmother used to save this stuff and my mother was a saver too. Now that I am all alone in the house, rather than just throw it away, I wanted a way to preserve it,” Fred Pfister said about the beautiful handmade clothing his grandmother created. We couldn’t be more flattered that he has […]

14 Jan 2013

Fred Pfister: Part 1 of 2

Fred Pfister: Part 1 of 2

A man walks into the Pfister hotel and he sees a fashion designer hard at work. This man’s name just happens to be Pfister too – no relation to the hotel. As a way to preserve the legacy of his family, he decides to donate his grandmother’s handmade clothing from the early 1900s, hoping the young […]

13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Tonia Klein

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Tonia Klein

Tonia Klein – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal:  The facet of the Pfister Artist in Residence program that I have enjoyed int he last four cycles is that each artist in residence has had an entirely different artistic perspective. My work is highly narrative, and typically involves some sort of fairy tale mythology.  And I love […]

13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Sue Lawton

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Sue Lawton

Sue Lawton – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal: In my latest body of work, an art book entitled “The Circus and the Cyclone”, I worked with a wide range of people, from family and friends, to local musicians, to folks from around the country and around the world. Over the course of the next year, I will […]

13 Jan 2013

2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Stephanie Barenz

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2013 Artist in Residence Finalist – Stephanie Barenz

Stephanie Barenz – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal: “THE CARRIERS” The Pfister carries thousands of stories from over a hundred years. The famous Victorian art collection, the antiques, and rooms have served as silent witnesses to all of it. Every day a new story is written and this is where my proposal begins. The title “The […]