8 Mar 2012

UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 7 Milwaukee Public Theatre

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We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 7 of 16. Today, Milwaukee Public Theatre is the center of Shelby’s seventh UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Shelby was inspired by the way Milwaukee Public Theatre often invites public participation in their work. The picture she used to create her 7th piece depicts children and adults on […]

7 Mar 2012

UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 6 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

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We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 6 of 16. Today, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the center of Shelby’s sixth UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Shelby was inspired by this photograph of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s conductor, Edo Dewaart. She said you could feel the energy and vibe from his gestures and the position of the […]

4 Mar 2012

UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 4 First Stage

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We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 4 of 16. Today, First Stage is the center of Shelby’s fourth UPAF Artist Among Us piece. First Stage brings young actors the opportunity to express themselves on the stage, and these young actors were expressing so much joy Keefe decided to make them her subjects today. […]

3 Mar 2012

UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 3 Milwaukee Repertory Theater

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The  Milwaukee Repertory Theater inspires Shelby’s third UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Actors from The Rep’s To Kill a Mockingbird intrigued Keefe and are the subjects of her third installment in the series. This is day three of a sixteen-day project to be completed on March 16th. We invite you to observe and follow Shelby’s creative process at […]

2 Mar 2012

UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – Bel Canto Chorus


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UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – Bel Canto Chorus


The Bel Canto Chorus inspires Shelby’s second UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Her subjects are the Bel Canto singers during their performance from the “United We Stand” concert in Cathedral Square Park. This is day two of a sixteen-day project to be completed on March 16th. We invite you to observe and follow Shelby’s creative process at […]

1 Mar 2012

UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – MYSO

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UPAF ARTISTS AMONG US – MYSO

Shelby’s first UPAF Artist Among Us piece is inspired by the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. The subject is a young African American boy, holding his violin in anticipation of his performance. She found inspiration in the beauty of the lighting of the photo. Shelby intends to complete each painting in one day through March 16th. We invite […]