The Wild Wild Midwest Variety Show

with Makeal Flammini & Ella Dwyer
Monday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

photo by Paul Kjelland

photo by Paul Kjelland

Ella and Makeal have been hosting Wild Wild Midwest since April 22, 2013 and in that short time the show has generated some of the most love-it-or-hate-it, passionate responses WMSE programming has ever received. The Wild Wild Midwest Variety show is an hour-long program that discusses the arts with a grain of salt and a sense of humor. It is, in part, an open conversation between the two that attempts to provide a sincere and humorous perspective on their struggles and personal life experiences as they pursue a life in the arts. The program features exhibition reviews, artist interviews, and a regular series of call-in characters and supposed experts including psychics, stand-up comedians, and even their grandparents.

Flammini and Dwyer co-created the mobile arts organization, The Parachute Project, which hosted exhibitions in abandoned spaces in Milwaukee in an attempt to create an inclusive experience of art. Makeal Flammini is an artist, writer, illustrator and community organizer. She conducts a regular interview series, The Peanut Gallery, on her website and her most recent interview was published in Believer Magazine. Dwyer, In addition to being an artist and an arts organizer, runs an online vintage shop Fox and Fawns.