Artist Anne Basting creates ways to reduce isolation of senior citizens

Anne Basting (center) stands with Mayor Tom Barrett (left) and Magda Peck, dean of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health, at an event on May 1. (Photo by Brad Lichtenstein)

The Islands of Milwaukee exhibit at City Hall was part of an ongoing effort to provide a voice to isolated seniors in Milwaukee.

Eighth-grader publishes book about how teens view Milwaukee

Jack Hietpas is making 100 books by hand to be sold at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Riverwest and online at Hidden Color Press. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Jack Hietpas, a student at St. Robert School in Shorewood, is making 100 handcrafted copies of an anthology expressing teens’ experiences and perceptions of the city.

Community leader calls on Bucks to consider inner city site for new arena

The BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee. (Photo by Brendan O’Brien)

Rev. Willie Brisco does not believe the Bucks owners or city leadership will take seriously his suggestion to build a new arena in the central city, but he hopes it prompts a discussion about the economic needs of the city’s poor neighborhoods.

Milwaukee Mural Map documents some of city’s visual treasures

Caitlin Sprague, creator of the Milwaukee Mural Map, photographs muralist Ramiro Sandoval Arguta in front of "The Hummingbirds," at 22nd Street and National Avenue. (Photo by Sue Vliet)

After taking a bus tour of Philadelphia murals, Milwaukee community organizer Caitlin Sprague created a Milwaukee Mural Map to help bridge the divide between city and suburbs.

Interactive art project plants “LUV” seats at bus stops

Artist Evelyn Patricia Terry worked with community members to craft mosaics as part of an exhibit called Creational Trails.

Tree stumps topped with artistic mosaics are brightening up bus stops along Wisconsin Avenue.