Become an ARTBEATER!!!
Please copy & paste the links below in your browser to see our latest ARTBEAT show review
and also a video for a taste of what you'll experience!!!
(Show review by Shavanna Pinder)
(edited by D.A. Video)
"The rest of the country is always wondering, 'Where is the next big "scene"?' Milwaukee always makes the lists, somewhere behind Seattle, Atlanta, or Austin. We don't really care because we know Milwaukee has truly great talent. People leave for the coasts and the majority return because Milltown is real, significant, influential, supportive, and we know how to party. Artbeat will solidify this, and bring well-deserved exposure to this great artistic cauldron. We are used to working without national attention because no one thinks you can be a fabulous artist AND live in Milwaukee. Artbeat is setting the record straight, we are grateful that Annie's willing to have our backs, putting us out there. We're great artists because we live in Milwaukee. It is cold though, I'll give ya that!" -Alisa Strautmanis, Artbeat Artist
A very, very special thanks to all ARTBEATERS (artists, sponsors, and attendees) who made our KICK-OFF YEAR a great success! See you again next year!
And Happy Holidays to all in the meantime!
PLEASE mark your calendar for 2010 MILWAUKEE ARTBEAT Shows!
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Again, our NEXT SHOW is
Friday, Feb. 26th, 2010
at the Hide House,
Doors are at 6:30pm and the show starts at 8.
Your $8 donation includes admission to the show and gallery,
complimentary appetizers & other surprises,
and your donation will help support arts programs for Milwaukee's youth!!
TENTATIVE Featured or Gallery ARTISTS:
Joseph Reeves: www.JosephReeves.blogspot.com
Eddee Daniel: www.EddeeDaniel.com
David P. Press - spoken word & author
Albin Erhart: www.flickr.com/photos/albinart
Firestarter Films: www.firestarterfilms.com/
Quinn Hester - filmmaker
Brittany Farina: www.BrittanyFarina.com
APRIL 30th, 2010
TENTATIVE Featured or Gallery ARTISTS:
Bruce A. Niemi: www.bruceniemi.com
Shelly Bird: www.yessy.com/mosaicalvisions
Annie Guldberg: www.AnnieSwarmArt.com
Carrie Chimenti: carriechimenti.arloartists.com
October, 2009’s show featured the following
Spoken word artist & poet
Impressionistic painter and performance artist
Photographer & author
Comedic silent actor
IN THE GALLERY (some newly added!):
Shelly Bird: http://www.yessy.com/mosaicalvisions
Amanda Iglinski: http://s21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/AIglinski/artwork/?albumview=slideshow
Bruce Niemi: www.bruceniemi.com
Laura Meyer: http://twilightattire.com/artgallery.html
Boris Ostrerov: www.Borisfineart.com
Vana Agoli: www.gallery.mercyhill.org
Special thanks to CAFE CENTRAAL for their contribution of delicious appetizers!!!
PLEASE VISIT US AT FACEBOOK!!!
July 31st show - thanks to all the following artists & sponsors:
Our summer, 2009 show featured the following artists:
Metal sculptor KENDALL POLSTER (www.weldguy.com)
Singer/songwriter/percussionist, and visual artist SCOTT BERENDT (www.myspace.com/scottberendtband)
Burlesque dancer, special effects & make-up artist KAI DE VICIOUS (http://www.myspace.com/kaidevicious)
Spoken word & visual artist, poet and photographer DARLIN NIKKI (http://www.myspace.com/unstitchthesun)
martial arts & photographer ALISA STRAUTMANIS (http://www.myspace.com/strautmanis)
In the Gallery:
Steve Daubs: www.stevedaubs.com
Tia Richardson: www.myspace.com/tiarichardson
Heather Braatz: www.hbraatz.etsy.com
Café Centraal www.thecafecentraal.com
A HUGE Thanks to our sponsors... PLEASE give them your business and a shout out for a job well done!!!
A/E Graphics www.aegraphics.com
The Hide House www.thehidehouse.com
The Bay View Compass www.bayviewcompass.com
X-Facta Films www.xfactafilms.com
Giles La Rock - graphic/logo design contact: email@example.com
Dena Aronson - video & sound
Steve Daubs - photography www.stevedaubs.com
Danny Torres - DJ/sound
Active Artist Management www.myspace.com/weworkwithyou
remedial children records
Also, special thanks to the FOX6 News WakeUp show for inviting Annie B. on the program to share with Milwaukee the exciting July 31st show!
WHAT IS MILWAUKEE ARTBEAT???
Visual and performance art of all types, artist interviews, audience participation, appetizers, beverages, gallery artists, and your donation benefits arts programs for Milwaukee's youth!! Hosted by local recording artist Annie B., and local free-style rapper Nick Ramsey, we are at the Hide House, 2625 S. Greeley St., Milwaukee, 53207. Doors are at 6:30, and the show starts promptly at 8. Don't miss the only arts showcase of its kind!!! It's an innovative exploration of art and artist, and an exciting evening of culture and fun!!!
“ArtBeat’s kick off event was really amazing. There were paintings and drawings and photos and metal work and dancing and music and…! What a treat to experience all of that local creativity in one night. Plus you can meet the artists too! ArtBeat is exactly what the arts community of Milwaukee needs. Too much talent is overlooked in this city. This type of event shines a spotlight on the variety of talent that is so abundant in our community.” - Courtney Robinson, Artbeater
"It was an amazing and heartwarming experience to be interviewed by Annie. B and Nick Ramsey on their first "Milwaukee ArtBeat" showcase at Hide House. Their insightful questions gave the enthusiastic audience new insights into the lives of each interviewee, and the role that the arts play in each of their lives. Giving the audience the personal back story behind the visual and performing artists that Annie B. and Nick featured is a one-of-a-kind connection that is rare between an audience and those who perform for it." – Patricia Obletz, Artbeat Artist
"Annie B’s Milwaukee Artbeat is an innovative venue that incorporates a live interview of each event’s featured artists, in addition to the exhibition of their work. Dance, photography, painting, music, poetry, and performance artists are among those highlighted in the eclectic events staged at Bay View’s Hide House. The audience is offered the opportunity to pose questions during the interview sessions, which makes the work and artist more accessible than more traditional exhibits and performances." —Katherine Keller, Publisher, Bay View Compass
“The event was very well attended and had lots of great talent of all ages. I especially liked the part where the artists were able to share their story that also included music, pictures and videos. After listening to them it made me want to let loose my more creative side!” - Artbeater
Please visit our featured artists from our April 3rd Kick-Off Show:
Patricia Obletz visual artist (oilsbyobletz.com)
Jennifer Dekorah Lee & Leigh Ann Holmes singer/songwriters (jenniferleelive.com)
Sarah Horvat visual artist (sarahhorvat.com)
Michelle Hatfield spoken word, dance (myspace.com/movemefree)
Dena Aronson film, music (myspace.com/denaaronsonvideo)
We're in the Shepherd Express!! http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/article-5928-a-cultural-community.html
We're in the Bay View Compass!! Twice!! http://bayviewcompass.com/archives/759, & http://bayviewcompass.com/archives/666
CALL TO ARTISTS!!! If you are a visual artist, sculptor, singer/songwriter or other
musician, poet, actor, author, dancer, filmmaker, photographer, or
artist of another type, and you have a spunk that you'd like to share,
we're interested in featuring you on an upcoming Artbeat show!! To submit as an artist for a future show, or to receive updates and info on future events, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annie B., Producer, Milwaukee Artbeat
Artbeat logo designed by Giles LaRock.
About Annie B.:
Milwaukee native Annie B. left the area in
1992 for a degree in psychology, but found her heart was in a different
place. She worked with her first band in
the mid 90s to find her sound as an artist, while also working with SNCAT
(Sierra Nevada Cable Access Television) to gain experience as a television
producer. She won a W.A.V.E. (Western
Access Video Excellence) Award in the late 90s for a piece educating young
people about dating & domestic violence, but music remained her #1
passion. She found her way to Los Angeles in 1999 to
pursue her musical career, and her alternative rock band landed on radio airplay
charts in the early 2000s. Annie has
appeared on MTV, she’s hosted various shows and events in Southern CA &
throughout the U.S.,
and has traveled the country as a singer/songwriter. Shortly after her move in 2007 to Austin,
Annie recruited Ramsey after meeting him at a video shoot and finding out about his experience as an emcee. The team promises a diversified and dynamic show!