|Milwaukee Arts Board
names Dale Gutzman, John Riepenhoff artists of the year
Dale Gutzman, seen with
longtime collaborator Marilyn White on the set of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in
2014, has been named one of the Milwaukee Arts Board’s artists of the year.
|By Jim Higgins
Feb. 3, 2015
The Milwaukee Arts Board
has named theater director Dale Gutzman and artist/gallery owner John Riepenhoff
its artists of the year. Each will receive an award of $1,500 at a March
Gutzman, known for his innovative
approach to staging, leads the downtown Off the Wall Theatre Company; he
has also worked at Skylight Music Theatre and the University School of
Milwaukee. Riepenhoff, co-owner of The Green Gallery, is an artist, curator
and art advocate.
This is the 20th time the
arts board has named artists of the year, a program launched by former
Ald. Wayne Frank in 1995. Past winners have included Evelyn Patricia Terry,
Barbara Leigh, Reginald Baylor, Roy Staab, Antler, Debra Loewen, C. Michael
Wright, Sarah Price, Jason Yi, JoAnna Poehlmann, Berkeley Fudge, Mark Bucher,
Kevin Stalheim, Ferne Yangyeitie Caulker, James & Rose Pickering, Reynaldo
Hernandez, Jill Sebastian, Terese Agnew, and John Schneider.
Funds for the award come
from arts board members who donate the stipend paid for their meeting attendance,
according to a MAB statement.
for Milwaukee Arts Board press release