The FofBDP are happy to showcase Sarah Luther’s map of Blue Dress Park, which she created for Michael Kautzer’s mobile Visitor Center. Sarah’s projects have an uncanny ability to locate subtle, tenuous connections while transgressing neighborhood boundaries. In 2011, Sarah also provided onsite chalk drawings for the FofBDP’s first onsite event.`
Every great park deserves a well appointed visitor center, which can handle the duties of presentation and interpretation with a little bad humor thrown in. The baby buggy based center allows the park to be represented at a wide variety of places in order to promote it and its mission.
Additional project information can be seen at: http://epitecture.com/”
MDW Art Fair (2012)
January Art Jamboree (2013)
Nut Factory Open House (2013)
The Friends of Blue Dress are happy to present WC Tank’s independent production, Spending Time With Blue Dress Park. The video is inspired by the physical space of the park as well as the Friend’s bonus checkpoint at the RW24. WC Tank says of the work, “ … [the] absurdist documentary treats the park itself as a full character. … [the work] combines invented histories, imaginative descriptions and footage of events and un-events, painting a portrait of poetic potential for a marginalized anti-place.”
The video premiered at MDW Fair in Chicago Illinois in 2012.
Anyone can be a Friend of Blue Dress Park Associate. Let us know if you have an idea or project of mutual interest.
The Friends of Blue Dress Park welcome you to Blue Dress Park.
Location: Southwest corner of Reservoir and Holton in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Anti-places can be social.
Photo Credit: Pat A. Robinson Photos
As a Friend, we urge you to vote for Milwaukee’s “Blue Dress Park Initiative” in the 2012 Space In Between Awards amid a bunch of Chicago entries.
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Votes accepted until midnight Central, Friday Oct 5.
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“Thank you for introducing us to the concept of blue dress park spaces. It caused us, and continues to inspire us, to rethink our definition of a what a “park” is. We now regularly think about the potential of underutilized spaces when we see them, and because of this new skill, you have given us a greater appreciation of our world.” — Lori and Chris Joas