Milwaukee Beauties

DESIGNER HELEN GROOM POSER
DESIGNER HELEN GROOM POSER
Helen Groom Poser is an artist and designer based in Wisconsin, creating one of a kind hand marbled and sewn pieces under the name NIFFICH. Helen is self taught in marbling and sewing and has been pushed along through the...
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ARTIST ARIANA VAETH
ARTIST ARIANA VAETH
Ariana Vaeth is a Baltimore raised artist based in Milwaukee. Ariana creates intricately staged self portraits, constructing records of intimate moments between close friends. Ariana was a 2017 Mary L. Nohl Fellow and recipient of the inaugural Fellowship.art grant.  What are you most proud of? "I...
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PERFORMER & MUSICIAN CAT SOTEIRA
PERFORMER & MUSICIAN CAT SOTEIRA
Cat Soteira (Ries) is the front person and synth player of the former band NO/NO, performer for Rio Turbo, writer and producer for their solo project Pleasure Thief, and front person for a new experimental band Credentials. While pursuing a new...
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ACTIVIST NOGA SALOMON
ACTIVIST NOGA SALOMON
What are you most proud of? "I'm proud of the woman I'm becoming. I've learned how to be resilient, compassionate and vigilant all while maintaining my kindness throughout chaos. I credit my mother for giving me the strength and teaching...
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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR DESIREE ROBERTS
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR DESIREE ROBERTS
Desi considers herself a social entrepreneur. She is a mover, maker, and musician, organically finding her way in practice that involves yoga, dance, and the dreamy experimental R&B music she makes. Desi has a background in environmental and social justice...
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ALIVE & FINE STORE OWNER ASHLEY SMITH
ALIVE & FINE STORE OWNER ASHLEY SMITH
Ashley Smith opened “Alive and Fine” in 2016. The shop sells vintage clothing and housewares and periodically serves as an unconventional exhibition space, showcasing the work of local artists in shows that Ashley organizes. Ashley is the front-person of the...
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ARTIST KING COURTEEN
ARTIST KING COURTEEN
Michael Gerlach is a musician, carpenter and collector. As a singer/songwriter known as 'King Courteen' Michael creates music with a choral and classic American folk influence. Most recently he's been designing and sewing one of a kind garments from repurposed antique...
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SINGER/SONGWRITER LEX ALLEN
SINGER/SONGWRITER LEX ALLEN
Lex Allen is a Non-Binary Pop singer/songwriter based out of Milwaukee, WI. Lex makes the most fun, unapologetic music. Their work empowers people of all ages, genders, and races with its poetry and its catchiness. Lex's message is radical and...
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PAINTER ELLA DWYER
PAINTER ELLA DWYER
Ella Dwyer is a painter, devoted beach comber, mobile maker, and vintage seller. She runs Thief Island Vintage from her home in Milwaukee. She finds the wildest, most beautiful pieces and has the best style.   What’s the first thing...
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PHOTOGRAPHER DAHYEMBI NEAL
PHOTOGRAPHER DAHYEMBI NEAL
Dahyembi Neal is a photographer born and raised in North Chicago. She is currently based in Milwaukee where she studies advertising and public Relations. Dahyembi is a mostly self-taught artist. The portraits she creates are captivating to look at, striking...
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CACTUS CLUB OWNER KELSEY KAUFMANN
CACTUS CLUB OWNER KELSEY KAUFMANN
 In February 2020 Kelsey Kaufmann purchased Cactus Club, an artist-run venue and community space that she’d worked at since 2011. Kelsey is a queer musician, candle maker and advocate for inclusivity and all-ages access in music. In response to her...
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MUSICIAN AND PRODUCER ZED KENZO
MUSICIAN AND PRODUCER ZED KENZO
"I'm proud of remaining true to myself and pursuing my dreams even through rejection and adversity."
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