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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 8 Renaissance Theaterworks

We are proud to announce Shelby Keefe is on Day 8 of 16. Today, sovaldi Renaissance Theaterworks is the center of Shelby’s eighth UPAF Artist Among Us piece. Shelby was inspired by this woman run theater group that concentrates on performing plays written by women. She was invited backstage and took the photo that inspired this piece herself. […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 7 Milwaukee Public Theatre

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 […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 4 First Stage

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. […]

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UPAF Artists Among Us – Day 3 Milwaukee Repertory Theater

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shelby Keefe’s UPAF Artist Amoung Us Project
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Shelby Keefe’s UPAF Artist Amoung Us Project

Our current Artist In Residence, Shelby Keefe, is about to embark on another special project staring March 1st. Shelby will create a special 12” x 12″ painting for UPAF and each of its member groups. These 16 paintings will happen over the course of the 16 days. This collaboration represents a unique opportunity for the performing arts to […]