The Story Behind Milwaukee’s New Murals

Perched in a lift nine stories above the foundation of the P.H. Dye House in the Third Ward, the internationally acclaimed German artist Case Maclaim looks completely relaxed. He dips his brush into a bucket of paint as casually as commuters far below him might dip doughnuts into their morning coffee. Maclaim, whose given name is Andreas Von Chrzanowski, had planned to spend the[…]

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The Violent Femmes video

As Program Director of Black Cat Alley, I used to get a lot of calls from people asking permission to shoot senior pictures, or wedding poses, or even local music videos. I wasn’t terribly surprised, then, when I got a call asking for information on protocols from a local music producer who was working with a band on an upcoming[…]

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New Murals in Wauwatosa

OnMilwaukee writes, “Black Cat Alley is headed west!” Wallpapered City‘s Stacey Williams-Ng, the force of artistic nature that helped make the East Side mural walk an amazing reality, is working with the Wauwatosa Tourism Commission on a series of murals on exterior walls in the East Tosa neighborhood, along West North Avenue near 68th and 69th Streets, near such popular neighborhood businesses[…]

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You Should Know Mural Artist Stacey Williams-Ng

Thank you, Radio Milwaukee for this great article! ~ Meet Stacey Williams-Ng, the artist behind one of the two Milwaukee-area murals commissioned by 88Nine. A lifelong artist, learn how she transitioned from traditional studio art to the performance of chalk and mural work. Williams-Ng helped produce the Black Cat Alley project, which opened the door to many more recent mural works you[…]

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Painting on the ceiling… ugh

This week I am working on a client project for an interior mural in a suburban bookstore. The bookstore owner had a specific subject already in mind, and she was dead set on it: the goddesses of wisdom, from a variety of ancient cultures. Athena, of Greek myth, will go on the ceiling; Seshat, of Egyptian myth, will go on[…]

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