Summer 2009 Lead Artist: Reanna Ottoson Medium: Mixed Media
The "Zip Code Project" will ask the apprentice team to evaluate the neighborhood zip code in which they each live, and will challenge apprentices to learn about the zip codes of their coworkers. Each apprentice will be given the opportunity to work in a variety of art mediums (drawing, painting, photography, collage, etc.) and, with their Lead Artist will travel as a team to one another's zip code to learn about that neighborhood and capture/create images that best represent it. Then the apprentice team will work together to build consensus about which images to utilize for each zip code, what the overall project message should be, and how best to present their message to gain the most interest from Milwaukee’s diverse populations. The actual deliverable of the program will be a series of large building blocks (bricks) that have the zip codes listed on one side, and art images that represent that zip code sealed onto the rest. We hope to connect The Zip Code Project with a variety of public/private entities to assist us in promoting the apprentices’ work.