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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.

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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.

    Post-Summit Glow

    Post-Summit Glow

    This week, we have a very special show: during our Summit on Tuesday, November 16, we invited attendees to step up to a StoryCorps style booth and record a conversation. They responded, in pairs or solo, to questions pulled from a deck. We start the episode with reflections on the outcome of the Summit with Lindsay, Mac, and David. Then:
    18:10
    https://www.instagram.com/lollylollyceramics/?hl=en (Lalese Stamps) and https://www.instagram.com/firstgenstudio/?hl=en (Reva Kashikar)
    https://lollylollyceramics.com/ (LollyLolly Ceramics)
    “https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/10/style/ceramics-mug.html (Gotta Have That Cute Mug? Act Fast)” (NY Times)
    “https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/2021/06/21/lolly-lolly-ceramics-moving-columbus-milwaukee-wisconsin/7679389002/ (This Milwaukee Native is Moving her Famous Ceramics Business to her Hometown),” (Journal Sentinel)
    https://marantaplantshop.com/ (Maranta Plant Shop)
    “https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2021/07/15/milwaukee-plant-shop-owners-embrace-other-black-brown-entrepreneurs/7878953002/ (Not Just a Plant Shop): Two Milwaukee entrepreneurs grow a business while impacting Black and brown communities,” (Journal Sentinel)
    20:46
    https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/catherine-miller-bastille-days (Cate Miller)
    21:55
    https://mikeycodyapollo.com/ (Mikey Murry) and https://soundcloud.com/genesisrenji (Genesis Renji)
    https://www.facebook.com/DreamLabMKE/ (Dream Lab)
    25:30
    https://www.artworksformilwaukee.org/ (Terry Murphy)
    “https://shepherdexpress.com/culture/supporting-milwaukee-arts/terry-murphy-executive-director-artworks-for-milwaukee/ (Supporting Arts and Culture)” Shepherd Express
    26:50
    https://mam.org/ (Kailee Evans) and https://www.ubunturesearch.com/ (Mikey Murry)
    30:56
    Lindsay and Antoine
    Music Transition: “Milwaukee Strong,” Shonn Hinton, Featuring the Milwaukee All Stars

    • 55 min
    The Arts and Culture Czar: 32 Ways to Improve Arts and Culture in Milwaukee

    The Arts and Culture Czar: 32 Ways to Improve Arts and Culture in Milwaukee

    The Milwaukee Arts, Culture, Creative Industry Summit today is sold out! If you can't join us today at the St. Kate, we've put together a compilation of 32 Arts and Culture Czar segments from the three seasons of our podcast.
    At our Summit, we will be asking the 200-plus folks to tell us their Arts and Culture Czar proclamations. You can play along at #ImagineSummit.
    Jim Neuner, Sunstone Studios, 5:20: Collaborate and use under-utilized resources like schools
    Megan McGee , Ex Fabula, 8:30: Fund and value local arts and artists
    Rosy Petri, Artist, Co-Chair Public Policy Work Group, 10:09: Make beauty and public art accessible
    Michael Hostad, Light the Hoan, 11:08: Create a culture where creative people can make cool things
    Ian Abston, Light the Hoan, 13:30: Take the opportunity to “finish” and build Milwaukee
    Kristina Gomez, Milwaukee Public Library, 15:00: Incorporating food access into cultural production
    LaShawndra Vernon, Artists Working in Education, 16:19: Tax hospitality for neighborhood arts development
    Wes Tank, Tank Think, 17:20: Share, collaborate, and make dope things
    Pat Buckley, Buckley and the Russian General, 19:16: Flood the zone with funding for creatives
    Ray Nitti, Sharp Creatives, 21:26: Talent Retention and invest in neighborhoods
    Que El-Amin, Young Enterprising Society, 23:32: Tax Credits for creative industries
    Mikal Wesley, Urbane Communities, 24:24:00: Tax Incentives in local talent
    Bobby Drake, Independent Artist, 24:52:00: State funding coming through a creative council
    Anne Basting, TimeSlips, 25:55:00: Social Rx and Artist in Residence in City and County
    Eric Tillich, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 27:54:00: Increase state and local funding
    Malkia Stampley, Actor/Director, 28:44:00: Transition existing leadership
    Kurt Ravenswood, Producer, 31:00:00: Film fund; get out of the way
    Pardeep Kaleeka, Interfaith Conference, 31:33:00: Make more access to art
    May Adrales, Milwaukee Rep, 32:10:00: Make Theater free and free coffee
    Arvind Gopalratnam, Milwaukee Bucks, 33:36:00: Bring back the holiday folk fest
    Kendra Ingram, The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 34:55:00: Arts and culture tax district
    Briana Baurichter, Artist, 37:08:00: Integrate arts into education
    Beth Weirick, Downtown BID #21, 38:34:00: Make kids travel and bring back culture
    Jeffery McAllister, Fashion Sense, 39:44:00: Emerging neighborhood arts council
    Wendell Willis, MPS Foundation, 40:57:00: New buildings/development must have an arts and design aspect
    Dan Schafer, Journalist, 43:43:00: Equitable funding for BIPOC artists
    Sarah Smith Pancheri, Summerfest, 44:40:00: Abundant arts education
    Bob Babisch, Summerfest, 45:21:00: Ensure small arts eco system
    Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Wisconsin and Milwaukee Poet Laureate, 45:57:00: Mandate arts experiences
    Greg Bach, The Laughing Tap, 49:04:00: All arts respected; mandatory attendance
    Kaitlin McCarthy, The Laughing Tap, 49:50:00: Arts funding in schools; reduce stigma in participation
    Matt Kemple, The Laughing Tap, 51:36:00: More arts funding

    • 57 min
    Imagine Forward, Creating Together: Special Summit Preview

    Imagine Forward, Creating Together: Special Summit Preview

    This week on the pod, we're guest-less! Mac, David, and Lindsay talk all about Imagine's upcoming - first ever - Arts, Cultural, and Creative Industry Summit at Saint Kate next Tuesday, Nov. 16.
    Register for the Summit: http://www.imaginemke.org/summit.php (www.ImagineMKE.org/summit.php)
    Episode ephemera:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CGhK0ZsnioE/?hl=en (MSG is the King of Flavor)
    “https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/16/dining/msg-chinese-restaurant-syndrome-merriam-webster-dictionary.html (The Campaign to Redefine Chinese Restaurant Syndrome)” (NY Times)
    https://vimeo.com/373228422 (Imagine MKE Launch Party video)
    https://secure.everyaction.com/An2huaNtM02XSpqZPygKbA2 (Register for the Pre-Conference Orientation on November 10 at Noon)

    • 28 min
    Placekeeping in L.A.'s Black Community w/ Jason Foster

    Placekeeping in L.A.'s Black Community w/ Jason Foster

    This week, we welcome Jason Foster, Destination Crenshaw President and COO. Destination Crenshaw is a reparative development project and will be the largest Black public art project in the U.S. and quite possibly the world. Ultimately, the project will commission more than 100 works by Black artists who have strong ties to Los Angeles, creating a pipeline of work and jobs for emerging, seasoned and internationally renowned artists. Jason joins the pod at 15:00.
    Follow Jason Foster:
    http://destinationcrenshaw.la/ (Destination Crenshaw)
    Insta: @DestinationCrenshaw
    Twitter: @DestinationShaw
    Episode ephemera:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KALJy9fw2Q (All Growns Up)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGV8Kw7_oBE (Mork’s First Appearance on Earth)
    https://www.iamnotastalker.com/2017/08/25/the-cunningham-house-from-happy-days/ (The Cunningham House on Happy Days)
    https://shop.barebells.com/?gclid=IMKE (Barbells Protein Bars)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LA_Gear (LA Gear)
    https://www.artforum.com/news/lacma-gifted-kerry-james-marshall-s-portrait-of-the-artist-as-a-shadow-of-his-former-self-78657 (KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: "PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A SHADOW OF HIS FORMER SELF")
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-improbability-principlewhy-coincidences-miracles-and-rare-events-happen-every-day-by-david-j-hand/2014/02/21/4d94c5d8-718d-11e3-8b3f-b1666705ca3b_story.html (The Improbability Principle)
    https://www.kqed.org/arts/13903132/bill-seeking-to-improve-pay-for-a-more-diverse-ca-arts-workforce-lands-on-governors-desk (California Creative Workforce Act)

    • 51 min
    Education Innovation w/ Pete Reynolds and Joost Allard

    Education Innovation w/ Pete Reynolds and Joost Allard

    This week, we welcome on Joost Allard and Pete Reynolds, co-founders of Learn Deep. Learn Deep is an independent initiative to drive the creation of a Milwaukee model for education that encourages connection between teachers and new community partners. This is driven by the knowledge that students need repeated opportunities for hands-on work across disciplines, an environment that rewards curiosity and collaboration, and a community that is willing to experiment and dare together to drive change for its students.
    Follow: http://www.learndeep.org/ (Learn Deep) and on Twitter @LearnDeepMKE
    Episode Ephemera:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu-LVcLX6Ko (Chilly Willy)
    https://eaglerockschool.org/ (Eagle Rock School)
    https://www.aspeninstitute.org/ (Aspen Institute)
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/WasdQ2jhyie4Yxb2A (Big Hearted Misanthrope)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Clocking in as an Artist, Every Day w/ Bobby Drake

    Clocking in as an Artist, Every Day w/ Bobby Drake

    This week on the pod, we welcome Bobby Drake (stage name for Larry D. Brown II). Bobby started his career in Milwaukee as a spoken word artist, has been active working in community and political activism, and has been a Television Segment Producer with PBS Black Nouveau which led to an Emmy Award and a National Association for Black Journalists Award. Currently, he is the founder of an ecommerce workshop called Royalties Build Lifestyles, which teaches independent music artists how to build income strategies, and works as part of the Executive Committee at Courtier House.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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