9 Aug 2019

Life is Art

Life is Art

I have been the Pfister’s Narrator-in-Residence for just shy of three months.  In that time, I have made homemade chai, the tea of my ancestors, nine times and shared it with more than one hundred and fifty people. People from all over the world. People from Milwaukee. People from the Pfister.  I often get asked […]

19 Jun 2019

where basketball meets art…

where basketball meets art…

“you can call me anything” he said with the kindest of smiles we were in rosy’s studio he was playing the guitar and i was seeking refuge it had been an exciting weekmy firstas the pfister’s narrator there was orientation a video shoota trip to the indian grocery storeand keys to the kingdom they were an […]

6 Jul 2018

Sneak Peek at The Pfister Hotel Gallery Night Makers Market: Milliner Extraordinaire, Deborah Olson

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Sneak Peek at The Pfister Hotel Gallery Night Makers Market: Milliner Extraordinaire, Deborah Olson

Deborah Olson’s love affair with fabric and form began in childhood. Her grandmother was a master seamstress who was as skilled with the needle as she was at creating her own patterns. Olson watched her grandmother transform bolts of cloth into magnificent clothing and was inspired to begin to create her own pieces. Soon, she […]

4 Apr 2018

Meet the Tenth Pfister Artist in Residence, Stephanie Schultz

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Meet the Tenth Pfister Artist in Residence, Stephanie Schultz

Last week, the artist’s studio in the Pfister lobby was a flurry of activity. Green walls became charcoal, gilded mirrors and hand-tinted Victorian fashion plates were hung,  sewing notions and textiles were shelved and new furniture, including an antique Singer sewing table, was moved in for Stephanie Shultz, the Pfister’s tenth and newest Artist in […]

29 Mar 2018

A Fond Farewell, and a Beautiful Hello, to Margaret Muza

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A Fond Farewell, and a Beautiful Hello, to Margaret Muza

As each Pfister Artist in Residence finishes their residency, they choose a “Legacy Piece” to leave behind, something that will commemorate their year and become part of the hotel’s permanent art collection. These works fill the hallway between the lobby and the studio, and each is a showstopper. I asked Margaret Muza many times in […]

22 Mar 2018

Beauty in the Back of the House

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Beauty in the Back of the House

Donna is enchanted by all the secluded places in this hotel. She finds the most beauty in backstory and in the back of the house.  Her Pfister hidden gems are the places no one else pays attention to, and she relishes sharing why each of these spots is extraordinary and deserves to be noticed. She […]