HABEAS LOUNGE RIVERWEST at Jazz Gallery Center for The Arts

The inaugural project of the Riverwest Artist Association Residency (www.riverwestart.org), in partnership with MKE<->LAX (www.mke-lax.org).

Sunday August 10th  thru Sunday August 31st, 2014

Kicking off Sunday August 10th with a festive pot luck dinner from 4 – 6 PM.

Join us in this exploration of creativity in Riverwest and be part of HABEAS LOUNGE RIVERWEST @ Jazz Gallery Center for The Arts.  Stop on by as Jazz Gallery becomes HABEAS LOUNGE — a gathering place for explorations of the dynamic cultural life of Riverwest Milwaukee. Through the facilitation of Los Angeles based artist LindaPollack, HABEAS LOUNGE is taking the pulse of the neighborhood and providing programs to acknowledge and connect neighbors.

Scheduled programs for this temporary gathering space will include:

Daily Coffee Klatch, Weekdays, 10 AM – 12 noon.

Wednesday Night Theatre of The Liberated Workshops,  6 – 9 PM – with Michael Pettit.

Sunday Locavore Pot Lucks, Every Sunday, 4 – 6 PM.

Saturday Open House 12 – 5  + Talk back session with Linda Pollack about HABEAS LOUNGE and cultural exchange in Riverwest, August 30th, 2 PM.

Saturday Evening Urban Hikes, August 16th  +  30th,  7 – 9 PM  – with Linda Pollack in collaboration with MKE<->LAX.

In addition to the regularly scheduled events, the Linda Pollack and the public will co-facilitate the ongoing development of numerous Cultural Documentation projects, including:

Neighborhood Documentary Film Project Interviews

The Jazz History Project — with Chester Sheard + Manty Ellis, and other artists, tying in the history of Jazz Gallery, photography, silkscreening, audio mixes and more.

HABEAS LOUNGE takes its name from the Writ of Habeas Corpus, a law under the U.S. Constitution  which requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or jury, safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary state action. The term Habeas Corpus derives from Latin “HABEAS”, meaning “to have”, and “CORPUS”, meaning “body”. Literally the phrase means “you have the body”.  Hence, HABEAS LOUNGE —  “You have the Lounge”.

At its core, the HABEAS LOUNGE is a center for the fine art of the public hang-out and a space to share experiences. Prior to Milwaukee’s Riverwest, HABEAS LOUNGE has been installed in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, Newark NJ, Patterson NJ, Gdansk, and Wroclaw Poland. For each iteration, Linda Pollack creates a site-specific environment and program addressing timely cultural and community issues.

The residency is made possible in part with support by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org).

 For additional information, contact the Riverwest Artists Association at 414 374-4722 or 414 395-3401 or by email:  jazzgallery@att.net.