The First Annual!
A celebration of creativity as we age

May 5th through 17th, 2013


The arts offer us a way to see and shape the world, and to know ourselves and each other.  The Flourish Fest invites you to experience the groundswell of intergenerational arts programming happening in Milwaukee.  Witness, talk about, and experience the power of creativity at any age.

This first festival is part of the UWM Peck School’s Year of the Arts celebration and dovetails with the community connections that are a key component of YOA.

EVENTS (check back – they are being added every day!)
Free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.  Some events require RSVP.

Sunday May 5th

  • Museum Mile Open House!  11-4 p.m.  Participating museums include:  Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect; Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect; Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect; Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2222 N. Terrace; North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl.  Throughout this May 5 event, these five arts and culture museums that comprise the Milwaukee Museum Mile will be open to the public—free at most sites and deeply discounted admissions at others.  Each museum will offer free docent-led tours and light refreshments.  A free continuous shuttle bus will be available for travel between the five locations.
    For more info, contact John Sterr, Charles Allis & Villa Terrace Museums, 414-276-8295, jsterr@cavtmuseums.org
  • Gan Ami and Me, a celebration and exhibit of artwork created by 4 – 5 year olds in the Gan Ami nursery school and Chai Point residents.
    The Gallery at Chai Point
    1400 N. Prospect
    3:30 p.m.
  • Memory Collaboration: an online exhibit of memory collages by Whitnall
    High School art students, inspired by friendships with elders at the
    Kindred Transitional Care center.
    Available for viewing throughout the Flourish Festival.


Monday May 6th

  • Interfaith Art Exhibit – Winners of the Interfaith Art Competition – Gallery show highlighting 25 Senior Artists.
    2nd Floor Atrium, Eastcastle Place
    2505 East Bradford
    Runs through May 30th
    Hours of exhibit:  8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 Wednesday May 8th

  • Story for a Cookie!  UWM students from Anne Basting’s Performing Community class will host a table in the UWM Union inviting students to share stories and respond to questions garnered in their partnership with elders in the Arts At Home/Islands of Milwaukee project.  Those who share a story will get a cookie from June’s secret recipe.  Stories and answers will be put into “treasure boxes” and given back to elder participants.
    UWM Union, 1st Floor
    2 pm – 4 pm

Thursday May 9th

  • Memories in the Making Art Exhibit and Reception featuring Becky Prusko
    The Residence at the Milwaukee Catholic Home
    2463 N. Prospect Ave.
    4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Springdances: Impermanence, a performance and discussion for older audiences.   Featuring work by UWM Dance faculty and students.
    UWM, Mitchell Hall, RM 254
    3202 N. Downer Ave.
    10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    RSVP dkeupper@uwm.edu
  • TimeSlips Storytelling Celebration
    In the Communal Dining Room
    Sacred Heart @ Monastery Lake
    Senior Independent Living
    7350 S. Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI
    3:00 p.m.
    RSVP to churossi@uwm.edu


Friday May 10th

  • Imaginative Constructions, Art exhibit and reception, featuring a collaborative artmaking experience between residents with memory loss and UWM art education students. Come celebrate the artists and view images from our collaboration during the reception.
    Uihlein Peters Gallery, Lower Level Community Room
    St. John’s on the Lake
    1840 N. Prospect
    2:00 p.m. to  3:00 p.m.
  • Memories in the Making Art Exhibit, Champagne Reception, and Talk Back with Alz. Assoc’s Nancy Armitage.  Exhibit features artful expression of memories painted by residents with memory loss.
    Lower Level Community Room
    Saint John’s on the Lake
    1840 N. Prospect
    3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Saturday May 11th

  • Intergenerational Art-making workshop for families.
    United Community Center’s Adult Day Center
    1028 S. 9th St.
    9:30 a.m. to Noon
    RSVP to NelvaO@unitedcc.org


Monday May 13th

  • TimeSlips Celebration! A morning tea with scones and sharing of creative stories told by residents. Featuring Anne Basting, founder of this internationally recognized program which replaces the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. Featuring a “Talk Back” by UWM Students, Eastcastle Recreation & Art Therapists, and Eastcastle Residents involved in the experience.
    Lindsay Hall, Eastcastle Place
    2505 E. Bradford
    10:00 a.m. to Noon

Friday May 17th

  • Opening Champagne Reception for “A Community Affair: An Exhibit of Photographs by Residents, Staff, Family & Friends of Saint John’s on the Lake.”
    Uihlein Peter Gallery, Saint Johns on the Lake.
    1840 N. Prospect.
    3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Show continues through August 11th

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