Kenosha Creative Conversations: Developing a Community Cultural Plan

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A Community Cultural Plan for Kenosha…

Madison, Wisconsin created one. Learn how it came together and helps drive a community’s creative economy.

AnneKatzThe Kenosha Commission on the Arts is very excited and honored to welcome Anne Katz, President of Arts Wisconsin. Ann has been very involved in the creation of Madison, Wisconsin’s Cultural Plan. Anne will share a Wisconsin “State of the Arts” report and give us background on the importance of a community cultural plan and how Madison went about the process of developing their plan.

This event is hosted by the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts and sponsored by the Kenosha Community Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served. Please register by Tuesday, November 11. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.
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About Anne Katz, Executive Director Arts Wisconsin

Anne is Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s non-profit statewide community arts action, service, and development organization. Arts Wisconsin’s mission is to nurture, serve, promote and speak up for the arts in Wisconsin and all of its communities.

Anne has worked with arts organizations in Madison and across the country, including the Madison Civic Center, Madison Committee for the Arts, Madison Repertory Theatre, O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT; and The Big Apple Circus, New Dramatists, Inc., and The Feld Ballet in NYC.

The list of arts organizations which have benefited from Anne’s expertise and leadership in the arts is lengthy. A few examples include:– Arts Administration Fellow in the Locals Program of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988– Past chair of the State Arts Action Council– Member of the planning committee for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee–Member of the founding board of directors of the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association– Chair of the City of Madison’s Cultural Plan Steering Committee

As a nationally-known arts advocate, she has been a featured speaker at recent statewide arts and advocacy conferences in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Maine and Tennessee, as well as numerous arts, creative economy, education, economic development and civic conferences in Wisconsin.

She is a graduate of Brandeis University, with a B.A. degree in Theater Arts, and studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.

When
Thursday November 13, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST
5:30 – Networking & appetizers
6:00 – Program

Where
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5014 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

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WORLD RENOWNED ARTIST & PERFORMER JON LANGFORD TO PERFORM IN KENOSHA, WISCONSIN

Bad Luck Jonathan

On October 25th, 2014 Kenosha P.L.A.N.T. (Promoting Live Art & Networking Talent) presents Jon Langford’s BAD LUCK JONATHAN at Fusion 5014 7th Ave. Kenosha, WI 53140.

Jon Langford (born October 11, 1957) is a prolific and respected visual artist. His punk rock instincts and unparalleled draftsmanship come together in a painting style that is distinctive, engaging and challenging. His paintings appear on cd’s (his own and other’s), book covers, as well as beer bottles for the Dogfish Head Brewery.
His multimedia music/spoken-word/video performance, “The Executioner’s Last Songs,” premiered at Alverno College in 2005, and has been performed in several other cities, including Austin. He illustrated the comic strip Great Pop Things under the pseudonym Chuck Death. Since 2005 he has co-hosted a weekly radio program, “The Eclectic Company,” broadcast on WXRT 93.1 FM in Chicago. He has contributed to NPR’s This American Life.

Langford is from Wales but has lived in Chicago since the early 1990’s. Langford was originally the drummer for the punk band The Mekons when it formed at the University of Leeds in 1977, but he later took up the guitar as other band members left. Since the mid-1980s he has been one of the leaders in incorporating folk and country music into punk rock. He has released a number of solo recordings as well as recordings with other bands outside of The Mekons, most notably the Waco Brothers, which he co-founded after moving to Chicago in the early 1990s.

He is involved with the Chicago-basedindependent record label Bloodshot.
The event will begin at 7p.m. with an art show and exhibit by Jon Langford featuring his painted works. He is best known for his striking portraits of country & rock music icons including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley but his interests and subjects range far and wide. Music will be provided by local singer/songwriter Glenn Morrison.

At 8:30 BAD LUCK JONATHAN takes the stage.
Jon Langford stumbled into his latest project BAD LUCK JONATHAN on a remote Island in the Pacific North West.A post gig drinks party had dragged on til 3 in the morning and Langford craved his bed poo-pooing suggestions that he and his band of local hired guns drive half way across the Island and play songs around a bonfire. Former WHISKEYTOWN guitarist Phil Wandscher and Martin “Blueshammer” Billheimer were shocked to witness the old man’s creeping ideological weakness and berated him. “Have you forgotten what its all about maaaan?!” they cried
in outraged unison.Yes, for a moment he had forgotten but out there on the island in the dancing orange flames of primal pagan combustion BAD LUCK JONATHAN was born. Voodoo socialist Space Rock for this moment alone!
Waco Brothers Mayor Jo Jo and Captain Giggles provide the reliably muscular rhythm section.

Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased at kenoshafusion.com.

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5014 7th Ave
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Dear Deadline – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion

Dear Deadline

Christian, acoustic-based band from Kenosha, Wisconsin. You can find our music on iTunes at itunes.com/deardeadline

Dear Deadline was originally formed by best friends Ethan Corrigan and Armand Border, who enjoyed writing music and performing on the streets of downtown Kenosha. They later added members Aaron Shanahan, Hannah Yonke, and Rachel Czaplicki to expand their musical horizon. Since formation, the band has enjoyed group worship sessions and Bible studies along with songwriting. They have also had recording time at Skies Fall Studios. Later on, Hannah and Rachel went off to college and it was just Aaron, Ethan, and Armand. They have been recording an album and are pumped to release it.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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Ronald Paul Larson – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion…

Ronald Paul Larson
Ronald Paul Larson:

“Born in Kenosha, WI, I served in the U.S. Army after high school, photographed the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in 1985, and received a B. A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in History and Communication Arts. Afterward, I worked as the Head Text Researcher on the documentary “The Revolutionary War” for The Learning Channel that won the cable Ace award for Best Documentary Series in 1995. I then wrote educational CD-ROMS, was an embedded print reporter with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and received an MA in History from the California State University, Fullerton in 2005. In 2011, I went to Libya to experience and record (photography and video) the revolt against Gadaffi. In the summer of 2013 I spent two weeks in Aleppo, Syria. I am technically in the Ph.D. History program at UW-Milwaukee.

I will be presenting photos and video from my trips to Libya (2011) and Syria (2013) this Friday evening at Fusion”

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Jenny Marx – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion

Jennifer MarxJenny Marx is a performer and artist using spoken, sung and written words. Route 66 is story and song spun around her love of travel and wanderlust. Come along for the ride.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
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BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – Friday, October 17, 2014

BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion October 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 enjoy an eclectic show at the BeExposed! to the arts at Fusion event. Art, Poetry, Theater and Music for every taste.

☆ Visual art by Jon Langford.
☆ Visual art by Suellyn Scoon.
☆ “Travel Down Route 66” memories with Jennifer Marx.
☆ “Isis Checkpoint Story” by Ron Paul Larson.
☆ Music by “Dear Deadline” and more!

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Naomi Marie – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – September 2014…


From “Mix It” Living Light School of Worship Benefit Concert 2014 at UW-Parkside

Swelling from a subtle harmony in the choir of current songwriters, Naomi Marie has developed a fresh and dynamic musical personality. From simple, light-hearted acoustic ballads to powerhouse piano-led performances, her voice uniquely captures a wide array of melodic expressions. Compiled with each song’s solid instrumental core, Naomi Marie writes with bold vulnerability and lyrical depth. Taking inspiration from sonnets and soulful jazz singers, this artist has serenaded audiences coast to coast in sidewalk cafes, old town pubs and city-best venues.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Juan Becerra – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – September, 2014

Juan Becerra

Juan Becerra says he is not an artist. He just paints for relaxation and enjoyment. He came to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico, 28 years ago and has lived in Kenosha for the last four years. Juan has a day job, and works with furniture on the side, but when he wants to relax, he paints beautiful pictures.

Juan began drawing pictures with colored pencils when he was 7 years old, and he has been creating works of art ever since. His pictures, which he paints with oils, is rich with color and depict the beauty of that which is natural – the trees, the flowers, the land, and its people. He paints not to sell his work, but just to relax – to calm his spirit. Through painting he is able to share the beauty of his homeland, the places he has seen, and the joy that this expression brings.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Raining Mile – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – September 2014…

Raining Mile

Raining Mile: a great group of five epic people. Matt Gierl, Annermarie Ryan, Josh Moser, Patrick and Drew Connolly make up this sweet musical group.

More than just four musicians, Raining Mile consists of stunning vocalist/ pianist Annemarie Ryan, guitarist/pianistvocalist Matt Gierl, guitarist/vocalist Drew Connolly, bassist Josh Moser, and drummer Patrick Connolly.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Kaitlyn M. Ulmer’s Flarf Poetry – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion event…

Kaitlyn Ulmer

Kaitlyn M. Ulmer writes poetry because she has a short attention span. She enjoys stealing words and phrases from other places, and loves when people read too much into nonsensical verses. Most recently she has been published by the Southport Press, performed poetry at the Sipos and Young open mic, and participated in the Kenosha Writers’ Guild. Future projects include a series of found flarf poetry (look it up) and the never-ending search for a decent spoken word venue.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140