Release Date: September, 2021
Size: 11 x 17 inches
Prints: Heavy weight paper with matte surface
"I grew up in West Allis and received my Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. I moved to Cudahy five years ago & became involved in the local community. Last fall, I started the Cudahy Art Coalition LLC with co-founder Joan Houlehen. The Cudahy Art Coalition LLC is dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of artists within the communities of the South Shore. My poster design is based on an actual event that happened last year when we were isolated due to Covid-19. My peach tree bore fruit for the first time and I had enough to be able to share the peaches with friends and family. Now that I’m vaccinated, I’m hoping to branch out and share my backyard produce with more people in the community."
About the Project
Public information posters have long been a part of history. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Covid-19 Poster Project features Wisconsin artists and their representations of the COVID-19 pandemic through new, relevant public information posters. These posters, created during the COVID-19 pandemic, will become part of the collections at the Society where they can be viewed and appreciated by future generations.
Hope is what has helped us get through the toughest days of this pandemic. The story of the COVID-19 Pandemic did not end in July 2020 with the release of our last poster. New waves and variants continue to prolong its impact. Despite these hardships, we have found moments of hope that bring us together, even when we are apart. These messages, and new stories over the past year, are the focus of this next phase of posters.
Wisconsin Historical Society | Covid 19 Poster Project
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