The Pinecone Shaped Doorknob on the Seventh Floor
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The Pinecone Shaped Doorknob on the Seventh Floor

The suit store, Roger Stevens will cease to exist at the end of this month after its four decades at the Pfister. Everything is for sale.  Everything. EverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverything. EverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverythingEverything.   But NOT the elk head. That one they tell me is on loan. I show all these manly goods to Wes because he is a […]

a despondent coffee bean anticipating its consumption
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a despondent coffee bean anticipating its consumption

This hotel is rife with whiz-bang creators. At any hour someone with an opinion on Salavador Dali is likely to state it from behind a counter, pills since so much of the staff identifies with being an artist of some sort. Certainly, there is an official resident artist and an official resident narrator, but there […]

The 2014 Pfister Artist in Residence Finalists
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The 2014 Pfister Artist in Residence Finalists

Congratulations to our six 2014 Artist-in-Residence finalists. Their work will be on display at Gallerie M in the InterContinental Hotel beginning on January 13th, shop 2013 through February 14th, 2013. The public will be able to vote for Richard & the other 2014 Artist in Residence finalists through the Pfister Hotel Facebook page beginning on 1.17.  Fans […]

2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Richard Dorbin
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2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Richard Dorbin

Richard Dorbin – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal:  I love interacting with people and learning their stories. I also love creating images that have a human narrative. These two loves can dovetail into a new medium for the Pfister Artist-in-Residence: Photography Imagine an image of a guest’s nightstand, littered with a crumpled wedding invitation, a withered […]

2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Jeff Redmon
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2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Jeff Redmon

Jeff Redmon – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal:  The Future Is Now As the 2014 Pfister Artist in Residence, I will bring a new dimension to the program as the first contemporary abstract painter chose, creating a body of work that stimulates people’s sense, providing excitement, intrigue and inspiration within a world class luxury hotel. It’s […]

2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Niki Johnson
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2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Niki Johnson

Niki Johnson – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal:  If chosen as the Artist in Residence at the Pfister Hotel, I will create a series of six sculptural child-sized bathtubs decorated to illustrate fairytales written by Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. Fairytales are the earliest narratives that join us culturally to one another. This body […]

2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Dena Nord
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2014 Artist in Residence Finalist – Dena Nord

Dena Nord – Milwaukee, WI   Proposal:  When Pfister employees describe the hotel’s famous art collection they mention favorites, its history, and save the best for last – the residency program. One employee described it as “It was a breath of new life. Since the program, the collection has really started to grow.” Taking that […]