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Pave It Forward – STEAMROLLER(MKE)

June 18, 2021

I am a creative professional and I am an advocate for creatives.

When I was in art school, studying printmaking and video – I took issue with the word “talent”. It just had a connotation that people thought the work was easy.

It’s not, it’s hard – it’s really, really hard. But, that’s exactly why we love it, though.

At Marie Daniel Group, we’re building our business one brick at a time, upon the strong foundation of our shared experience and complementary talents…. (Yep, I said it).

We’re building it with our massive network of incredible talent. Good people, doing great work.

Each of us has what I would call “a non-traditional” path. We bring all the randomness of our varied pasts to the table every day – and that’s what I love about it. You never know where a good question or a great idea is going to come from. And, we’ve got a lot of fertile terrain to harvest from and hunt upon.

That’s why I’m so excited that we’re partnering with local artists, entrepreneurs and businesses in Milwaukee to launch the inaugural STEAMROLLER Event.

STEAMROLLER(MKE) is a multi-arts, community engagement event to support youth outreach and programming. By creatives, for creatives; local artists, businesses and educators coming together to celebrate and amplify the arts and expose local residents, students and professionals to creative entrepreneurs and career pathways.

We’ve assembled 15 local and regional artists to create woodcut blocks that will be printed with a steamroller and original artwork will be auctioned off to support Anchor Press, Paper and Print (“AP3”) – a [501 (c) (3] charitable organization.

AP3 is a non-profit print shop, workspace and gallery that brings together a diverse community of youth, emerging and established artists, and the public to advance the fine arts of printmaking and papermaking, by integrating education with the creation of prints and paper and promoting research, education and exploration.

Inspire youth, support the arts – pave it forward!

The event will be held on July 17, 2021 from 10AM – 9PM

Hosted by the House of RAD – C&D Tech Building Parking Lot: 3700 N. Fratney St. Milwaukee, WI 53212

Sponsorship and participation opportunities are available – please reach out to me, for more information: sds@mariedanielgroup.com

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See you there!

Steve Sorrentino, Director of Accounts @ MDG

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