Jimmy Von Milwaukee is, yes he is, hosting his annual Xmas Craft event on December 20th. The site is yet to be announced, but he reveals participants will include the ever-faithful Julie Lindemann & Johny Shimon and perhaps a special showing of Milwaukee’s maker of sculptures fashioned from trash…Mike “Ringo” White. “Ringo was in to recycling years before it became chic,”quipped JVM, who is doing some recycling of his own. He reports that he’s pumping iron these days and morphing flab into abs. Stella will be incognito in Arizona on December 20 and is sorry to miss the gala. One of her fave possessions is a Xmas Craft Shimon & Lindemann photograph of her wearing a Packers’ helmet while perched on the lap of Bob Watt. Just so you know, December 20 is the birthday of Bo Derek, and the anniversary of the Jones Town Massacre. Von Milwaukee likes to build his events around special dates.
And isn’t this special? Mike Brenner, artist/writer/former syrup on the cakes at Hotcakes is going to be an art critic for the Onion in their Decider section. If he thinks he had problems running a Riverwest Gallery, just wait until the herds of artists rush forth seeking his attention. Does this mean he’s no longer going to be pursuing a degree in Business Administration at UW-Mil?