For the best overview of this project go to the website dedicated to the Menomonee Valley Artist Residency.
This page provides a brief description of the project and a thorough index of links to image galleries, blog posts, press, and other related sites.
Menomonee Valley Partners, in association with Zimmerman Architectural Studios, established a pilot Artist in Residency program for the calendar year 2014. It was my honor to have been selected as the inaugural resident.
The purpose of the pilot program was to use art to activate the potential of the Menomonee Valley as a symbol of urban revitalization; to foster relationships and create cultural connections; and to stimulate an exchange of ideas about the Menomonee Valley, its history, its future, and its place as a dynamic and vital part of the fabric of Milwaukee, a place where economic and community development is integrated with parks and natural areas.
During the year I photographed widely throughout the valley. The work falls into two broad categories: The environment and the people. Along with the photographs I wrote a series of stories, essays and profiles of people who work in the Valley. These have been posted on my two blogs: Urban Wilderness and Arts Without Borders. Links to all of them are below.
A sample of images: Menomonee Valley gallery.
A more extensive selection of images on flickr.
Portfolio of images from Palimpsest: The Transformation of the Menomonee Valley.
Portfolio of earlier Menomonee Valley images on flickr.
Portraits from the opening of 3 Bridges Park on MVP page.
Bike to Work Week portraits on flickr.
PRESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Interview on WUWM: click here.
OnMilwaukee.com announcement: click here.
Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference Featured Artist announcement
Article in WauwatosaNOW
In Gratitude: A seasonal message, Dec. 16.
Review in Art City of exhibit at Walker's Point Center for the Arts, July 2015.
STORIES AND ACTIVITIES: