4th Annual Art & Music – VIRTUAL EVENT
This VIRTUAL event centers around an auction featuring more than 150 album-sized 12″ x 12″ boards (provided by Bliffert Lumber) and 36 x 36 pieces will be revealed throughout the evening – created by locally and nationally famous artists. The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken will perform and exceptional music from the Brown Deer Conservatory. All of the proceeds of the evening will support WMSE and help the station continue the work it does to support the local arts community.
Local artist Brendan Murphy is the featured artist for this year’s Art & Music promotional materials. Murphy was last year’s live painter at the event. “This piece is meant to be a celebration of art and music, of WMSE, and of the unique event that supports all three,” said Murphy. “I used a flower pattern inspired by Alphonse Mucha, surrounding a space scene encapsulated within the shape of a 45 record with an adapter in the middle. The piece was originally going to contain a portrait with a circle behind it in a warped art-nouveau style, but the circle was reminiscent of a record and this seemed more appropriate. From a conversation with my mother about the aesthetic appeal of a 45 adapter, it seemed a fitting focal point to merge art and music and make a more solid reference to a record.”
WMSE’s Art & Music is supported by The Pritzlaff as well as Bliffert’s Lumber and Hardware, Enlightened Brewing Company, Great Lakes Distillery, and Ticket King. A very special thanks to Cori Coffman and Brett Waterhouse for helping to make this event possible.