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 […]

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Reading tea leaves (with pinkies up, of course)

Sometimes, treat as a female, I’m amazed by my lack of stereotypically-female experiences. The Pfister Hotel, however, is helping me fill in some of my traditional lady blind spots. For example, this summer, I got my first manicure in the spa, and a couple of weeks ago, I went to my very first tea. I […]

Eavesdropping, postcards and the lost art of film cameras
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Eavesdropping, postcards and the lost art of film cameras

I love a coincidence. I really do. I might even take it one hippie-sandaled step further and think about some things as more than a coincidence. But that’s rare. Recently, recipe I experienced a good ol’ fashioned coincidence at the Pfister Lobby Bar. I was sitting at the bar, talking to the bartender, Joe, about […]

Santa’s visit!
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Santa’s visit!

After last Friday’s tree lighting ceremony, Santa had a  ton of letters to go through just from the children who visited him here at the Pfister (this on top of all of the other letters from across the world). As a testament to the talent that the jolly ol’ man has, and his adoption of […]