14 Sep 2012

Back to the Future

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“Don’t you remember when police officers had the baseball cards?” This happens a lot. Though I’m Milwaukee-born, I’m an Army brat and didn’t fully experience the city until I moved back an adult.  Subsequently, I miss many of these “remember back when” references of my Milwaukee-bred peers. “Don’t you remember??” he insists. Gabriel is a […]

10 Sep 2012

Finalists Exhibit Artist Profile – Pamela Anderson

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Finalists Exhibit Artist Profile – Pamela Anderson

As part of the Pfister’s ongoing commitment to the arts and those incredibly talented artists who’ve taken the time to submit their candidacy for our Artist-in-Residence position, we’ve put together a fantastic evening at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts to highlight Artist in Residence finalists from the first four years of the […]

10 Sep 2012

Elevated

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When people wax poetic about “the good old days,” it’s not often that they’re referring to the 15th century. “Artists had it best during the Medici period,” my table mate says to me.  She’s referring to the Italian dynasty famously credited for ushering forth the Renaissance. Their patronage of promising new artists such as Botticelli, […]

3 Sep 2012

The Pfister Blog is Now Award Winning

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The Pfister Blog is Now Award Winning

We’re excited to announce that we’ve been named by HOTELS Magazine as the winner of not one, but two of their inaugural Social Hotels awards (SoHo Awards). We have won awards for both “Best Blog – Property” and “Integrated Digital Campaign – Property.” Naturally, you’re reading the blog, so you’re already familiar with our Narrator program – […]

29 Aug 2012

To Tell Our Truth, pt. 1

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It’s like hearing a song from your past in the car speakers beside you at a stoplight, or when a favorite book cover winks at you from behind the fingers of a fellow traveler.  An artificial familiarity, but comforting just the same. A table of professional African American women, still in their heels and lined […]

29 Aug 2012

To Tell our Truth, pt. 2

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…continued from “To Tell Our Truth, Part 1”   “We have to do more of this!” new Michelle says, gesturing to our tabletop of appetizer plates and empty glasses. We nod and toast in agreement.  A 2007 American Bar Association report titled “Visible Invisibility” describes how black women in the legal profession face the “double burden” […]