TPP Artist Panel On Humor, Oct. 29, 2016, 6-7:30 pm

TPP Hosts Artist Panel
On Humor
Featuring: Mike Rea, Christine Negus, Mac Antigua, & Matt Cook

at The Pitch Project
706 S. 5th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Oct. 29, 2016, 6-7:30 pm

The Pitch Project is excited to announce that it will be hosting an Artist Panel ‘On Humor’ featuring four notable members of the Milwaukee arts community. The panel will consist of two artists currently showing at TPP, Mike Rea and Christine Negus; improv comedian and Public Allies Director, Mac Antigua; and Milwaukee’s poet laureate, Matt Cook.

About Mike Rea

Mike Rea studied at and received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rea currently resides in Chicago and teaches Sculpture at Northern Illinois University. Rea’s work challenges the viewer to experience multiple emotions at once. His replicated and reinvented moments of cinematic horror, science fiction, comedy and drama intermingle with memory to form bizarre personal narratives. His work has shown both nationally and internationally including, but not limited to: the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; EbersMoore Gallery, Chicago, IL; Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA; the Scion Gallery, Culver City, CA; and the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; the international exhibition/residency Forest Art, Darmstadt, Germany; the Power of Making exhibition, Victoria Albert Museum, London, UK; the curate exhibition 10,000 Hours, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Switzerland.

About Christine Negus

Christine Negus is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in London, Ontario who won the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award at Images Festival. She received her MFA from Northwestern University in Chicago IL and her BFA from Western University in London ON. Some of her notable exhibitions include: CROSSROADS, Queer City Cinema, MIX NYC, Artists’ Television Access, Milwaukee Underground FF, Images Festival, Galleri CC, Microscope Cinema and Kasseler Dokfest. She has had solo exhibitions at Forest City Gallery, Gallery TPW, gallerywest and Julius Caesar. er work has been reviewed in Broken Pencil, The Globe and Mail and Modern Painters.

About Mac Antigua

Mac Antigua is an improv comedian for the Chicago-based improv group, One Group Mind and a Senior Director for Alumni Engagement and Cross Sector Partnerships at Public Allies, an American non-profit organization dedicated to young-adult leadership development. He is also a Founder and Principal for Massive Creativity, a program with the mission to facilitate spaces and experiences to cultivate the artistry and genius of individuals, organizations and communities. For further information about Mac Antigua, follow the link below.

LinkedIn: Mac Antigua

About Matt Cook

Matt Cook is Milwaukee’s poet laureate, an individual who serves a two-year term making several guest appearances during the term, promoting poetry throughout the community. Cook graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Master’s Degree in English, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Memphis, and lectured extensively at both universities. Many of his poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio, and Cook himself has performed his poetry on television and radio. He appeared in the five-part PBS series The United States of Poetry.

Milwaukee Record article on Cook