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After Hours: A Panel Discussion with Creative Professionals

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"How do you navigate working a 9-5 and a creative practice?"

Join us for a panel discussion with artists Kayle Karbowski, Mariah Tate Klemens, and Kelly Alexander Wendorf, who will share their practices and how they navigate living a creative life while working a day job. The panel discussion is part of the exhibition “After Hours,” which challenges our understanding of the roles creatives play in our lives and the importance of preserving creative pursuits. The discussion will be moderated by gallery manager and curator Monica Miller. This panel discussion is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

Where To Find Us: MIAD Gallery at The Ave is MIAD's first offsite gallery located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. We have a single entrance on Wisconsin Ave. For a map and parking instructions, please visit our website.

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Kelly Alexander is a papercutting artist, living and working in Wisconsin.  She started her college experience at Joliet Junior College and transferred to the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design where she received her BFA in Printmaking. During her time at MIAD she explored papercutting and printmaking together.  By using an exacto knife she creates artwork made up of intricately cut and layered colored papers portraying nature and the human figure.

Kayle Karbowski resides on the southwestern bluffs of Lake Michigan. Their primary understanding of cultural identity comes from her paternal grandmother- Karbowski is of the 5th generation of her Italian ancestors who immigrated to Chicago in the 1800’s. She is the earthly entity of Other Dust, a psychospiritual consultancy and technoapothecary.

Mariah Tate Klemens was born and raised in Seattle, WA. She received her BFA from Western Washington University in Mixed-Media Sculpture in 2013. She has exhibited in the Northwest, Mexico, and in the Midwest. Klemens received her MA & MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work articulates domesticity through pattern and abstraction.

MIAD Gallery at The Ave provides a supportive space for MIAD students, alumni, faculty, and staff to show and sell their work in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The gallery holds both exhibitions and a rotating inventory of artwork, crafted goods, and more.

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