Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Welcome to the Identity Map Portrait Project!

ArtWorks for Milwaukee, Inc. is thrilled to offer the Identity Map Portrait Project as one of its Fall 2009 programs, headed-up by Lead Artist Brad Bernard.

Program Description: In collaboration with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Richard & Joy Teschner Fund, The Milwaukee Arts Board, and LISC-Milwaukee, the Identity Map Portrait Project will ask Apprentices to identify a person from their Milwaukee Healthy Neighborhood that will be the subject of their mixed-media portrait.This person can be any community leader, historical figure, or any person who currently lives in the Apprentice’s Milwaukee Healthy Neighborhood that has a positive influence on their community.

Lead Artist Brad Bernard will teach Apprentices basic technical skills in a variety of art mediums, such as: portrait making, printmaking, mixed-media collage, and digital photography. Apprentices will utilize and synthesize these techniques to create an Identity Map of the person they have identified from their neighborhood to be the subject of their portrait. The program’s deliverable will be a 24 X 36 multimedia portrait for each Apprentice that focuses on the person they have identified to be its subject, and will incorporate neighborhood maps and address the unique journey of each Apprentice’s identified subject person.

ArtWorks plans to host an exhibition to unveil and attempt to sell the Apprentices work. We hope to host the exhibition at the King Commons II building on Martin Luther King Drive in the Harambee neighborhood for the January 2010 Gallery Night.

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