Join David Lee, Mac Antigua, and Lindsay Sheridan for a breezy weekly podcast about the goings on at Imagine MKE where they celebrate the joyful abundance in Milwaukee's arts and culture world.
Every week, they welcome Milwaukee artists, administrators, civic and business leaders, and other cultural creators to talk about how their work enriches Milwaukee and the region.
Listen to this fun pod full of light bits; stay and subscribe for the inspiration to imagine and see our city in a new light through our vibrant arts and culture.
Metamorphosis in Youth Through Art w/ Misha Siegfried
This week, we welcome on Misha Siegfried – musician, producer, designer, and Creative Director at Neu-Life to talk about the organization’s upcoming Gallery Night pop-up exhibition created by students.
Doors Reopening w/ Grace Fuhr and Julia Griffith
This week, we welcome on friends from Historic Milwaukee to talk about their recent Doors Open event: Grace Fuhr, Special Events Director and Julia Griffith, Program Director.
David and Mac start off the episode by roasting Lindsay in her absence. Then, Mac updates us on his creative life outside of work - a filming of a sketch piece involving official things like booms and green screens.
Taking Comedy Seriously w/ Greg, Kaitlin, and Matt
This week on the podcast, we welcome Matt Kemple, Kaitlin McCarthy, and Greg Bach - comedy masterminds behind The Laughing Tap, Milwaukee Comedy Fest, and many other things Milwaukee comedy.
Milwaukee's Story, Past and Future w/ Adam Carr
This week, we welcome Adam Carr, a freelancer and “Milwaukeeist” that has worked in community organizing, in-depth tours, journalism, public art, history projects, mentoring, filmmaking, photography and dialogue. He has been described him as a “social justice storyteller,” a “connector,” a “public artist,” a “story activator.”
Beautiful Vibrations at The MusiCreation Station w/ Eric Tillich & Mitch Shiner
This week we welcome Eric Tillich, President and CEO, and Mitch Shiner, Chair of Jazz and Contemporary Music, from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music to the podcast to talk about the MusiCreation Station, their new, mobile music recording studio.
After a warm welcome, the gang share stories about their own music education experiences (1:42); Eric and Mitch join and share stories about inspiring arts and culture experiences (spoiler: having Bobby McFerrin see into your soul and The Replacements fighting each other) (13:43); Innovating arts education online during the pandemic (26:40); Expanding music access with the MusiCreation Station (39:27); The MusiCreation experience at Summerfest, and Mitch gets the gang in a call and response! (49:15); Changing the landscape of music education in Milwaukee (53:00); Eric and Mitch’s turn as the Czars of Arts and Culture (58:08); Easter Egg outtake: David’s outlaw car (01:15:00)
Follow: https://www.wcmusic.org/ (The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music) on https://www.facebook.com/wcmusic.org/ (Facebook) and on Twitter and Insta @wcmusic1899 and https://www.shineymusic.com/ (Mitch Shiner) on https://www.facebook.com/mitchshinermusic/ (Facebook) and on Twitter and Insta @Shiney_Music
Go visit the MusiCreation Station at Summerfest near the entrance of the south marketplace next to the Feris wheel!
Music Transitions: “Milwaukee Strong,” Shonn Hinton and the Milwaukee All Stars
https://www.palos118.org/east (Palos East Elementary)
https://www.sfusd.edu/school/roosevelt-middle-school (Roosevelt Middle School)
https://www.sunprairieschools.org/high (Sun Prairie High School)
http://bobbymcferrin.com/bobby-projects/bobby-vocabularies/ (Bobby McFerrin “VOCAbuLarieS”)
https://www.wcmusic.org/musicreation/ (The MusiCreation Station)
https://www.imaginemke.org/artists-and-creatives-survey.php (The Milwaukee Artist and Creative Survey)
Business Leader/Arts Advocate/Band Singer w/ Heather Dunn
This week we welcome Heather Dunn, senior vice president and chief financial officer of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. She’s wrapping up her tenure as one of the three co-chairs of the United Performing Arts Fund 2021 Community Campaign, and brings her lifelong passion for the arts – fueled by experiences like working as a Dickens caroler at the American Club in high school and singing throughout college – to volunteer leadership in the Milwaukee arts community.
In the intro, the crew talks about their own recent artistic pursuits – taking auditions, acting in commercials, and more. If there’s anything Lindsay can audition for on our next recurring bit, send the information our way.
Heather joins the pod at 14:10. Growing up surrounded by arts and books (15:40), forks in the road between the arts and other interests (19:50), West Bend Insurance’s band (24:50), Heather’s nonprofit service (28:45), reacting to the pandemic and the arts as a way to heal (32:15), the importance of funding the arts (39:00), turn as Czar of Arts and Culture (44:15).
Follow: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-dunn-6443365/ (Heather Dunn;) https://www.thesilverlining.com/ (West Bend Insurance) on https://www.facebook.com/wbsilverlining/ (Facebook;) and https://upaf.org/ (UPAF) on https://www.facebook.com/upaf1 (Facebook,) https://www.instagram.com/upaf/ (Insta), and https://twitter.com/upaf (Twitter)
Music Transitions: “Milwaukee Strong,” by Shonn Hinton, featuring the Milwaukee All Stars
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2021/07/14/traffic-calming-murals-among-many-art-projects-coming-metcalfe-park/7841401002/ (Metcalfe Park Painted)
https://www.facebook.com/imaginemke/photos/pcb.2065616623595697/2065598200264206 (Jewish Community Food Pantry Mural Celebration)
https://kmsymphony.org/ (Kettle Moraine Symphony)
https://www.belcanto.org/ (Bel Canto Chorus)
https://festivalcitysymphony.org/ (Festival City Symphony)
http://www.sunstonestudiosmke.com/toilandtrouble (Sunstone Studios)
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#250 Ranked Arts and Culture Podcast, and climbing!
A humorous take on the arts scene in Milwaukee with the self-described wrestling heel of local media and The Godfather of Holiday Healing, Mac and Dave have good guests, strong report and many bits to share.