This story is personal to me not because it shows how fucked up this city can be but because it was me who came up with the idea to put a mural on that wall, it was my money that got the scaffolds, and it was me who had to comfort a another artist after her work was painted over after 1 week. You think its fun explaining politics to a passionate artist?
How I feel about the “New Art Wave” Milwaukee is apparently going through right now? look I just left a city with 9 million people in it, I can’t put into words how frustrated it is to be an artist that promotes diversity in Milwaukee. All these people are during is coming up with weak ass projects to get their hands on grant money, what happened to artist that made statements?
exploit my culture but not accept it is all I see on the eastside of milwaukee