Soaring through happy hour with flight attendants
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Soaring through happy hour with flight attendants

As flight attendants, Jamie and Quin land all over the country. Including, recently, in Milwaukee. I met them during Happy Hour at Mason Street Grill and asked them what, if anything, they like about Brew City. “The Public Market,” Quin says immediately. “I love it. Love the gourmet food. I visit every time I’m here.” […]

Getting along swimmingly at a sea-themed soiree
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Getting along swimmingly at a sea-themed soiree

On Thursday night, I went to the 2014 Book Of Lists party with Pfister artist-in-residence Stephanie Barenz and my parter, Royal. The party’s theme this year was “Under The Sea” and its mission was, as always, to celebrate the media firm’s Book of Lists, which is a compilation of the lists published each week in […]

Strangers become friends over food, paint and travel stories
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Strangers become friends over food, paint and travel stories

[next_message styles=”2″ title=”Gathering of the Senses II”]We’re thrilled to bring our second iteration of Gathering Of the Senses on Saturday, March 15th at 5pm. Tickets are $95++ per person. RSVP by calling 414-935-5950 or emailing m1res@marcuscorp.com. Find more information, including the full menu, visit here.[/next_message] Last week, artist-in-residence Stephanie Barenz, executive chef Brian Frakes and I hosted an […]

Would you put this in your coffee?
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Would you put this in your coffee?

In my eight months as the Pfister Narrator, I’ve learned a lot about traveling, hotels, art, people and, just last night, trends in coffee. I sat down next to Ron and Jonathan in the Lobby Bar and noticed they were both enjoying tall, black coffees. We started chatting and I asked them if they were […]

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, 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 will […]

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 […]