March 8 2010
Listen: The second to last installment of Make Milwaukee! This week, I took a turn sherpa-ing for expedition leader Mike Brenner, a man of many talents and careers, nearly all of which have revolved around Milwaukee's arts community. This week, Mike brought me to folks who have exhibited around the world and choose to make Milwaukee their home. The natural question -- If you can manage to make a living anywhere, why Milwaukee?
[audio=1] Short little anecdote -- in this campaign, we've been asking members of Milwaukee's creative community to show support for somebody who's work gets them excited. So, after our interview with Fred, Mike and I had some car troubles and an interview across town. Fred graciously let us hop in his van and he took us to our next stop! And then back to the car! Talk about a generous community!
-Out takes! In this first piece of tape, Fred gives a little bonus story about his time in the coat room: [audio=2] -Fred's illustrious career, in his own words: [audio=3] Fred is a great storyteller and cool dude, and his work as a designer ain't bad either. Check out his website to see some of his work.