Tradition inspires tradition at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel. Home to more Victorian Art than any other hotel in the world, medicine The Pfister is currently seeking its next Artist-in-Residence.
Entering its third year, The Pfister’s Artist-in-Residence program features a working art studio and gallery that is open to hotel guests and visitors. The program encourages the public to interact with the artist and witness the evolution of each piece first-hand.
Since its inception, cialis the program has gained significant popularity and attracted national attention. Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, visited the program during a recent trip to Milwaukee.
“The Pfister Hotel is the only hotel I know of that has an artist in residence,” Landesman said. “We met the artist—painter Katie Musolff—and she is a very accomplished young woman. She actually works at the hotel, so you can go into her studio there and watch her work and see the finished product. She keeps certain office hours so people can come in and observe what she’s doing. It’s a pretty neat thing to see a hotel make that kind of commitment to the arts.”
“For decades, The Pfister has hosted the much acclaimed Victorian Art Collection,” adds Joe Kurth, general manager of The Pfister. “We want to expand on our reputation as a destination hotel for art connoisseurs by offering our guests and the public a glimpse into the world of art as it is being created – in real time, by amazingly talented artists.”
Each year, The Pfister’s Artist-In-Residence is chosen to fill the role from a pool of highly qualified candidates based on artistic process, personality and a public vote. The next artist, replacing Musolff, will move into the studio space April 1, 2011 and will continue working at the hotel for a one-year period.
So, this Friday is Gallery Night again, and once again you are invited to come and see the progress made in my studio at the Pfister Hotel. Then, after all of the galleries close down, come to the Rouge Ballroom, just off of the lobby of the hotel for the after party. There will be a cash bar and complementary food.
Work by Milwaukee artists Eriks Johnson and Chris Miller will be the featured in the ballroom.
Here’s the schedule.
Oct 15, Friday: Open studio 5-10pm
After party in the Rouge: 9-11:30pm
Oct 16, Saturday: Open Studio 10-4pm
Come on by, and hang out after seeing all of your favorite shows. I’d love to see you.
On August 21st and 22nd, sales Stephanie Abrams, radio show host of “Traveler411” will be broadcasting her popular radio travel show in the lobby of the Pfister Hotel.
She will be rotating out all kinds of people from the city including our General Manager, sovaldi Joe Kurth, our Artist in Residence, Katie Musolff and John McGivern. Plus many more.
Stephanie has done a few features with the Pfister Hotel in the past including a interview with Reginald Baylor and Joe Kurth. More information about the previous radio shows with the Pfister can be found here.
Katie uses painting as her way of documenting small pockets of the population around her. She attempts to insert herself into places where artists aren’t usually found in order to discover interesting people to paint, as well as to expose the surrounding community to the act of art making. “I’ve painted at the Wilson Commons in South Milwaukee and the St. Ann Center in St. Francis. I’d show up every week and paint a single person for everyone to watch, observe and interact with. My goal is to blur the lines between ‘us’ and ‘them’ by taking regular people and elevating them to a subject worthy of being painted, shown in a gallery or museum, seen by ‘art educated people’ and mixing them together until you can’t tell who is who.”
“This exhibit includes examples of Musolff’s drawings and journal entries that further inform the paintings. It is the most excellent display of her work I have seen…” See JS Online article June 23, 2010