City of Milwaukee Arts Board announces 2019 Artists of the Year and Friends of the Arts Awards
Artist Rosemary Ollison and veteran actor, educator and theater administrator Ray Jivoff were named 2019 Artists of the Year, the City of Milwaukee Arts Board (MAB) announced. Barbara Manger, Pam Frautschi and the late Richard Ippolito were named 2019 Friends of the Arts.
“We are pleased to put a spotlight on these dedicated individuals for both their artistic accomplishments and their service to our community,” said Alderman Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Arts Board Chair.
They will be honored by the Milwaukee Arts Board and the local arts community Monday, June 10, at a 4:30 p.m. reception at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m. Representatives of 36 city-based arts organizations that received MAB project grants will also be recognized. The public is invited. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Friday, June 7.
Applications for public art funds released
The Milwaukee Arts Board Public Art Subcommittee recently released guidelines and applications for two public art funds: New Work and Conservation of Public Art. The deadline for Conservation of Public Art is January 31, 2019. In 2019, applications for public art New Work will be considered on a rolling basis, as long as funds remain, with the first review scheduled for the March 2019 Public Art Subcommittee Meeting. To be considered at that meeting, applications must be submitted no later than midnight, February 28, 2019. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org