Bayshore’s transformation continues as progress is underway on a new immersive art experience which will feature more than 30 works of art from local artists throughout the property. Bringing together muralists, fine artists, sculptors, fabricators, illustrators and animators – the project aims to bring familiar surroundings to life with unique, beautiful, and engaging experiences for all to discover.
Curated by local artist, Emma Daisy, in partnership with Bayshore and Artist Uprising, the first phase of murals was recently completed.
“We have such a vibrant local artist community right here in the Milwaukee area and it has been amazing to see that community work together,” said Emma Daisy, curator, artist and muralist based in Milwaukee. “Art has a powerful way of bringing people together and as the reimagined Bayshore comes to life, art remains a core staple in the process.”
Current installations include:
ANWAR + Real Abstract – North Bayshore Drive, Bayshore
This unique collaboration brings together Anwar Floyd-Pruitt and Dave Watkins, two local fine artists who have never had the opportunity to work together. Using humanity, connectedness, unity and life in a colorful world to guide their inspiration, this collaboration demonstrates the power of art and how it can transform common, everyday space into a place where beauty can come to life.
Shane Walsh – Bayshore Place Breezeway, Bayshore
Walsh is a local fine artist who uses collage as a conceptual framework for understanding the legacy of abstraction. His style is more than just shapes on canvas. Each layer is designed, cross-processed, textured and placed in the collage individually, yet the final product is seamless on canvas. His work at Bayshore reinforces that fine art has an impact in commercial spaces.
Christina Persika – North Port Washington Road, Bayshore
Persika is a respected artist, designer and illustrator who was born and raised in the Midwest. Her work centers around community healing, spirituality, nature and mental health. Her mural at Bayshore was inspired by a labyrinth-like garden. The two ends of the mural build up to the center and the swirling lines, terrazzo-like patterns, color-blocking and butterflies lead you to the highest point where you find Mother Nature at the center, as if she is there to say, “The center of the labyrinth is not the end, only the beginning.”
Kristina Rolander – Port Washington Garage, Bayshore
Rolander weaves together installation art, large-scale painting, and stage design to create unique, immersive environments. Her work at Bayshore gives life to a once overlooked parking garage, turning an ordinary space into an extraordinary setting. A mundane concrete wall, now becomes a whimsical universe, offering a dash of inspirational joy and an opportunity for connection and interaction.
Throughout the rest of this year, guests will see many more art installations come to life at Bayshore, including augmented reality murals and community activation mural opportunities.
For more information about the Bayshore Art Project, follow Bayshore on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit thebayshorelife.com.
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