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Milwaukee: The Best Deal In Chicago

Ah, big brother Chicago. Just two hundred years ago we were part of the same Illinois territory. People come to Milwaukee for many reasons. Business. Dinner. Conventions. Celebrations. Sporting events. Art openings. Museums. Visitors ask certain key questions which lead me to conclude they’re not from Milwaukee. This line of conversation usually takes place after […]

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Experiencing UW-Milwaukee’s 2012 Women Leaders Conference

To my dismay I realized that the UW-Milwaukee Women Leaders Conference scheduled to take place at the Pfister Friday, March 30th was sold out. I’d hoped there was a possibility to watch from the perimeter and take in a little of the conference. Thursday evening I was in the lobby lounge speaking with pianist Dr. […]

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Shelby Keefe’s Farewell Celebration

The Pfister bids Shelby Keefe adieu and celebrates achievements of Keefe, Ferris and Williams The Pfister held a farewell reception Tuesday, March 27th in honor of our 2011 Artist in Residence, Shelby Keefe. The event had both Pfister elegance and Shelby flare. Shelby’s additions included: an interactive art piece allowing guests to paint on a […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 15 Florentine Opera Company

We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 15 of 16. Today, the Florentine Opera Company is the center of Shelby’s fifteenth UPAF Artist Among Us piece.  The reason Shelby chose this image for the Florentine Opera Company is because she loved the obvious drama between the two main characters, Venus and Adonis. She says opera […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 14 Milwaukee Ballet

We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 14 of 16. Today, the Milwaukee Ballet is the center of Shelby’s fourteenth UPAF Artist Among Us piece. The photo from this piece was taken at one of this year’s performances of “The Nutcracker.” Shelby loved the colors from the photo, mainly the warm pink tones from the […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 13 Next Act Theatre

We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 13 of 16. Today, Next Act Theatre is the center of Shelby’s thirteenth UPAF Artist Among Us piece. The photo Shelby used to paint today’s piece features a Next Act Theatre actor in a dynamic pose from a performance of “Seven Stories.” Shelby loved the off-center composition […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 12 Danceworks, Inc.

We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 12 of 16. Today, Danceworks, Inc. is the center of Shelby’s twelfth UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Shelby said the photo for this painting was one of the easiest to choose because of the expressions on the two central dancers faces. She said she wanted to capture the pure […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 11 Present Music

We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 11 of 16. Today, Present Music is the center of Shelby’s eleventh UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Shelby chose a photo of Present Music musicians performing abstract pieces from a concert she attended and thoroughly enjoyed. She said this photo would be difficult to paint because of all the activity […]