Public Voting for the Next Artist-In-Residence Begins January 20; Works Displayed During Gallery Night
Artist-in-Residence finalists’ work to be displayed at InterContinental Milwaukee; The Pfister Hotel will feature all former Artists-in-Residence during Gallery Night
MILWAUKEE – January 17, 2017 – The Pfister® Hotel and InterContinental® Milwaukee, both owned and managed by Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, will feature past Artists-in-Residence and the works of the six finalists in the 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence program during the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night and Day festivities on Friday, January 20, 2017.
Gallery Night at the InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel
Gallerie M inside the InterContinental Milwaukee will display the work of the six finalists recently announced in The Pfister Hotel’s 2017-2018 Artist-in-Residence program. This year’s finalists are Heather Eiden, world folk artist; Margaret Muza, tintype portrait artist; Katie and Chris Robleski, night photographers and light painters; Kate Schaffer, experimental painter-writer; Ariana Vaeth, interpersonal figurative painter; and Cedra Wood, magic realist painter. The public is invited to vote for each finalist in person via ballot box. The exhibit will remain in the space until mid-February.
Beginning at 12:00pm CST on Friday, January 20, 2017, members of the public will be able to vote online at www.thepfisterhotel.com/vote once per day, or via manual ballot vote at both Gallerie M and the Artist-in-Residence Studio at the Pfister Hotel. Voting will end on February 9, 2017 at 5:00pm CST, and the selection committee will announce the next artist-in-residence soon thereafter. Public voting will equate to one seat on the selection committee, influencing the final decision. The winner of the public vote will receive a solo exhibit inside Gallerie M.
Gallery Night and Day at The Pfister Hotel
During Gallery Night and Day, guests are invited to view artwork from the hotel’s eight past Artist-in-Residence winners inside The Pfister’s Pop-Up Gallery. The exhibit will feature past and present work of each of the former Artists-in-Residence. The show is titled BRIDGES: Artistic Passages and was curated by current Artist-in-Residence, Pamela Anderson. Anderson will be joined by: Reginald Baylor, 2009 and first Artist-in-Residence; Katie Musolff, 2010; Shelby Keefe, 2011; Timothy Westbrook, 2012; Stephanie Barenz, 2013; Niki Johnson, 2014 and Todd Mrozinski, 2015. The Pfister Hotel will also host a public reception in the Rouge Ballroom from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., featuring music by Donna Woodall and Peter Mac, complimentary snacks and a cash bar.
About The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel has been the premier hotel in downtown Milwaukee for over 120 years. Originally built in 1893 by businessman Guido Pfister, it was the most lavish hotel of its time. The hotel’s storied elegance had faded following World War II, until 1962, when Ben Marcus, founder of The Marcus Corporation purchased this grand hotel out of bankruptcy. The Marcus family renovated and restored the hotel to its original glory, adding convention facilities, a parking garage and 23-story guest tower. The Pfister Hotel remains home to the largest collection of Victorian art of any hotel in the world, and recently unveiled an interactive augmented reality tour of pieces in this impressive collection.
Today the Pfister Hotel continues its tradition of gracious service and impeccable style, and has been recognized for 39 consecutive years by AAA as a Four-Diamond property. The hotel is also an ongoing member of two prestigious organizations, the Historic Hotels of America and Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Pfister Hotel is located at 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. More information and updates on the hotel can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thePfisterHotel and on Twitter (@PfisterHotel).
About InterContinental Milwaukee
Whether you’re looking for vibrant nightlife or a uniquely refined place for meetings, InterContinental® Milwaukee is your downtown destination. Mixing sophisticated elegance with modern luxury, InterContinental Milwaukee offers a chic, upscale atmosphere with a twist of the unexpected. Adjacent to the scenic Milwaukee Riverwalk, InterContinental Milwaukee is centrally located to downtown’s business and theatre districts, parks, restaurants and nightlife. Discover the historic Pabst Theatre, the Milwaukee Public Museum, or one of Milwaukee’s many summer festivals. InterContinental Milwaukee is located at 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. Find the hotel on Facebook (facebook.com/InterContinentalMilwaukee) or follow it on Twitter (@InterConMKE) to learn more about upcoming exhibits, events and specials.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, including Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a Chicago location opening in early 2017. For more information, please follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).
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