MKE Influencers exhibit celebrates diverse group of local artists and their community contributions
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MKE Influencers exhibit celebrates diverse group of local artists and their community contributions

A special group exhibition featuring 38 Milwaukee artists who have made considerable personal achievements and public contributions within their respective fields opened on April 6 at Var West Gallery. “MKE Influencers” will run through June 1 at the 423 W Pierce Street location and showcases one item by each artist, representing nearly every field within the visual arts. Var Gallery owner Josh Hintz, who also curated the show, wanted to share a diversified look at Milwaukee’s creative talent. “This has been on my mind for a couple years, considering there has been some negativity in the city about where the art scene is going,” said Hintz. “It’s been a while since there was a celebration of our local artists, and what they are doing to uplift the creative industry. So I wanted to gather this talent and put them in the same room, because most of them haven’t shown together.” With so many different genres grouped together, Hintz said he looked forward to the conversations that will come about in the gallery setting. He also said that many of the participating artists have been influential to his own work. The exhibit delivers a multitude of disciplines, objects and aesthetics, […]

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