Category Archives: Art

LIttle Free Library – There’s a book!

Actually there are THREE books! The Little Free Library Book (2015) tells the official story of the Little Free Library movement and contains a forward by Todd Bol, the founder of Little Free Libraries, who built the first one in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books and reading, Little Free Library, Popular culture, Teaching | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Grohmann Museum, 5:40pm, September 10

Taken shortly before I left work last night. The museum closes at 5:00, so most lights were off, making for the contrast between late afternoon sunlight and dim galleries. The Grohmann has a really interesting special exhibit right right now, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Milwaukee, Photography, Technology | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A tour of public sculpture along Milwaukee’s RiverWalk and Wisconsin Avenue

A photo of my colleague, Margaret Dwyer, and me with “The Bronze Fonz,” taken during last Saturday’s walking tour of public sculptures along the Milwaukee RiverWalk and Wisconsin Avenue. We led a group of MSOE students on the two-hour walk … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Higher education, Milwaukee, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Arrangement in Black and White No. 1

Photo taken in my parking garage this morning. Lots of cutesy titles suggested themselves, among them: “Rule of Thirds” – because there are three white pillar bases and three white lights. Plus the “Rule of Thirds” concept. “Figures 3 and … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Photography | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

A nice midweek break

Last night after work I met my friend, Karen, for dinner on the east side, followed by an author event at Boswell Books, featuring a talk and booksigning by Austin Kleon. Kleon has written three books about how to build … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books and reading, Creativity, Milwaukee | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do you recognize this font?

Driving home from work yesterday, I got stopped at the traffic light at Sixth and Juneau. Looked to my left and immediately started puzzling over the font above the Johnson Controls Entrance. Anyone know what it is?

Posted in architecture, Art, Milwaukee | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CypherCon 4.0, the Milwaukee River dyed green, and three homes of the Milwaukee Bucks

Taught my morning class today and then walked over to the convention center (maybe 20 minutes away) to attend CypherCon, billed as “Wisconsin’s Hacker Conference” mostly centered on network security but also containing bigger-picture sessions on societal implications of data … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Life, Milwaukee | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

(Not Quite) Night at the Museum

Grohmann Museum, that is. Taken sometime around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. The building is closed by 5:00, but a few of my colleagues and I are often still here after hours wrapping up our current work day and prepping for the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Life, Milwaukee | Tagged | 2 Comments

Diercks Hall, late March 2019

I walk the Grohmann Museum’s galleries and climb the atrium’s spiral staircase for exercise when my schedule is tight, starting from the lower level and working my way up to the rooftop garden before taking the elevator back down to … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Creativity, Life, Milwaukee | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Little Free Library #10 – Samson & Delilah Salon

Stopped by Colectivo at 68th and Wells Streets today to pick up a latte and some of their fabulous Hot Cocoa Mix for home. (Truly, their cocoa is the BEST! And they don’t pay me for this endorsement😄) I was … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, Art, Books and reading, Creativity, Life, Little Free Library, Milwaukee, Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment