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Pfister Artist in Residence Shelby Keefe 2012UPAF Artists Among Us

16 Paintings in 16 Days

The Pfister Hotel’s Artist in Residence, Shelby Keefe, has been commissioned to create a 12” x 12" painting portraying each of the United Performing Arts Fund’s (UPAF’s) 15 Member Groups and one painting representing UPAF itself to be auctioned off in June as a fundraiser for the 2012 UPAF Campaign. This collaboration represents a unique opportunity for the performing arts to shine in a visual arts platform and to highlight the diversity our arts groups have to offer our region. 

 

Shelby intends to complete each painting in one day, and will start the process on March 1, 2012. The public is invited to observe Shelby’s creative process at her studio in the Pfister through March 16, 2012. All the paintings will be on public display at the UPAF 2012 Campaign Kick-Off on April 4, 2012. Timelapse video footage of each piece will be included on this page as the pieces are completed.  Please check back frequently to see Shelby's progress.


Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Day 1 | Thursday, March 1
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
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Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra


MYSO offers the highest level of training in ensemble musicianship to motivated young people from diverse backgrounds across Southeastern Wisconsin. (414) 267-2950 • www.myso.org


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Bel Canto Chorus Day 2 | Friday, March 2
Bel Canto Chorus
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Bel Canto Chorus


Bel Canto Chorus is a premier choral group composed of over 100 highly-trained singers. Repertoire ranges from modern to classical.

(414) 481-8801 • www.belcanto.org


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Milwaukee Repertory Theater Day 3 | Saturday, March 3
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater


The Rep is a nationally recognized, critically acclaimed theater that produces compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works, and lively cabaret shows on three stages.
(414) 224-1761 • www.milwaukeerep.com


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First StageDay 4 | Sunday, March 4
First Stage
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First Stage


First Stage touches hearts and transforms lives by creating exceptional theater experiences for young people and families.
(414) 267-2929 • www.firststage.org


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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Day 5 | Monday, March 5
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre celebrates writers and artists, offers opportunities for literary exploration and creativity, and provides our community with consistently excellent and meaningful theatre experiences.
(414) 276-8842 • www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com


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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Day 6 | Tuesday, March 6
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra – the largest cultural organization in Wisconsin – serves nearly 200,000 patrons annually with world-class concerts and nationally renowned education programs.
(414) 291-6010 • www.mso.org


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Milwaukee Public Theatre Day 7 | Wednesday, March 7
Milwaukee Public Theatre
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Milwaukee Public Theatre


Dedicated to Access, Diversity and Imagination since 1974, Milwaukee Public Theatre creates and presents professional visual and performing arts productions, events and activities for people of all ages and cultures.
(414) 347-1685 • www.milwaukeepublictheatre.org


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Renaissance Theaterworks Day 8 | Thursday, March 8
Renaissance Theaterworks
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Renaissance Theaterworks


Renaissance Theaterworks offers productions that range from the classics to world premieres with attention to women’s roles both on stage and off.
(414) 273-0800 • www.renaissancetheaterworks.com


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Milwaukee Children’s Choir Day 9 | Friday, March 9
Milwaukee Children’s Choir
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Milwaukee Children’s Choir


Each year MCC helps hundreds of young singers from Southeastern Wisconsin learn and grow through choral music, and inspires audiences everywhere with outstanding performances.
(414) 221-7040 • www.milwaukeechildrenschoir.org


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Skylight Music Theatre Day 10 | Saturday, March 10
Skylight Opera Theatre
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Skylight Music Theatre


of music theatre genres on an annual basis, and has a reputation for its broad and adventuresome repertoire.
(414) 291-7811 • www.skylightopera.com


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Present Music Day 11 | Sunday, March 11
Present Music
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Present Music


Present Music, one of the nation’s leading new music ensembles, engages artists and audiences in imaginative, new music experiences through ensemble performance and education programs.
(414) 271-0711 • www.presentmusic.org


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Danceworks, Inc. Day 12 | Monday, March 12
Danceworks, Inc.
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Danceworks, Inc.


Danceworks provides professional contemporary dance performance and training in multiple disciplines for children and adults, and community outreach with an inter-arts approach to arts learning.

(414) 277-8480 • www.danceworksmke.org


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Next Act Theatre Day 13 | Tuesday, March 13
Next Act Theatre
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Next Act Theatre


Next Act Theatre is a professional company in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward specializing in contemporary, issue-oriented plays and powerful, engaging performances.
(414) 278-7780 • www.nextact.org


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Milwaukee Ballet Day 14 | Wednesday, March 14
Milwaukee Ballet
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Milwaukee Ballet


The Milwaukee Ballet is the premier dance company in Wisconsin and ranks nationally among the top ballet companies. The Ballet enriches 70,000 lives yearly through performances, classes and community outreach programs.
(414) 643-7677 • www.milwaukeeballet.org


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Florentine Opera Company Day 15 | Thursday, March 15
Florentine Opera Company
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Florentine Opera Company


A leader in Wisconsin’s art community, the Florentine Opera produces operas and education programs of high musical quality and theatrical standard to statewide audiences and beyond.
(414) 291-5700 • www.florentineopera.org


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UPAF Day 16 | Friday, March 16
UPAF
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United Performing Arts Fund


The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is a nonprofit, umbrella organization promoting the performing arts as a regional asset and improving the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. UPAF creates a diverse, vibrant and sustainable cultural life for all.
(414) 273-8723 • www.upaf.org


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