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"DeDe": Dada Inspired Art by Alice Waraxa

926 E. Center St., Milwaukee, WI, 53212

Dada Inspired Art by Alice Waraxa, RAA’s First Artist-in-Residence Exhibit


Alice Waraxa, local conceptual artist & photographer, will exhibit a series of Dadaist-inspired multimedia art to culminate her three-month as the first Artist-in-Residence with the Riverwest Artists Association.  The exhibit, entitled “DeDe”, will be available for viewing at The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E. Center Street, Milwaukee, from Tuesday May 12 through Saturday, May 30. 


An opening reception with the artist will take place Friday, May 15, 7-9pm.


DaDa was an art/anti-art movement in the early 1900s and is defined as a deliberately meaningless title for an anarchical literary and artistic movement begun in 1916.  It proposed a nihilistic revolt against all bourgeois ideas of rationality, meaning, form and order. Collages were created by arranging objects and words in meaningless and illogical patterns.


Waraxa, has made her own movement with values and inspiration from Dada. Her exhibit is called “DeDe” based on the following key words:

·         Decentre:  Decentering is the process of removing power from some perceived center of authority.

·         Deconstruction, Deconstruction Criticism represents blanket titles for certain radical theories which revise and develop the process of structuralist examination.


Waraxa, Riverwest Artist Association’s first Artist-in-Residence, is known for her artistically eccentric creative writing and editorial photography skills.  She is currently the Editor of Riverwest Currents.  Accompanying Waraxa will be artwork of RAD (aka Jarad Clayton).


A series of workshops will be held as an extension of this exhibit:

·         Saturday, May 16, 5pm--Skill Share and Conversation - Collage

·         Sunday, May 17, 12pm--Open discussion with the Artist

2pm -5pm--Professional Development Workshop

·         Sunday, May 24, 5:30pm--“The Butler” movie viewing and discussion

·         Saturday, May 30, 12:30pm--Open discussion with the Artist

2pm -5pm--Professional Development Workshop


“DeDe” will be available for viewing during regular gallery hours on Tuesdays (7-9pm) and Saturdays (Noon-5pm) and during the special events listed above and on the RAA website. 


Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts is located at 926 East Center Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.


For additional information, contact the Riverwest Artists Association at 414 374-472.

Or Visit the website: riverwestart.org or email: info@riverwestart.org.

Also at The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts


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