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Local Love - The Milwaukee Music Scene Photography Exhibit

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Local Love - The Milwaukee Music Scene Photography Exhibit

November 3rd, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2011

Contact: Peggy Howe

Phone: 414.405.6443


BYO - Studio Lounge Presents

Local Love: The Milwaukee Music Scene

Photography Exhibit

Milwaukee, WI – Local Love: The Milwaukee Music Scene Photography Exhibit celebrates the diversity and the unique talents of local musicians here in Milwaukee. This three woman show melds music and photography creating vibrant images from photographers Peggy Howe, Anita Burgermeister and Jennifer Schoenholtz; each of them giving their interesting perspective from behind the camera lens. These three women have been well connected with the Milwaukee music scene over the years and this exhibit is their way of recognizing the music community for their awesome talents. They welcome local musicians to come celebrate Milwaukee’s talent at the Artist Reception opening night of the exhibit. A variety of music genres are represented in the show. Some of the local musicians featured: Adekola, Steve Cohen, Paul Cebar, Willy Porter, Fever Marlene, Scott Berendt, Matthew Schroeder, King Comets, U2Zoo, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys, Herman Astro, Semi-Twang, Into Arcadia, Metal Men, Burning Sons, Xeno, Joe Ketchum, Chris Tishler and Eric Jacobson.

November 12th marks the opening of “Local Love: The Milwaukee Music Scene” exhibit. BYO – Studio Lounge invites the press and public to an Artist Reception at BYO – Studio Lounge on Saturday evening, Nov 12, 2011 from 6-9 pm, 2246 S Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 (across from Lulu's), 414.489.7474, Live music provided by The Blinding Lights.

The exhibition runs Nov 12 – Dec 4, 2011.

Gallery Hours: Thursday, 1-5 pm / Cocktail Hours: Thursday, 5 pm to Close, Fri and Sat 6 pm to close, and Sunday, 7 pm to close.

About The Photographers:

Peggy Howe

Peggy is a medical product designer with a passion for photography and live music. Her music themed photography reflects her ties to Milwaukee musicians, artists and community. Peggy's live performance images are often humorous and playful, just like her subjects.

Anita Burgermeister

My life and my art are both eclectic. Mostly I'm a painter...but I also combine glazes, photos and texture on different surfaces. This exhibit contains 10 new pieces combining paint and photography on raised layered boards in a unique and hip style. I am blessed to call many of the musicians I photograph friends. My large collection of unframed mixed media jazz musician art will also be featured. Other recent work includes urban landscapes and abstracts. As “ART BY ANITA”, my day job is creating faux finishes and custom murals. Additionally, I design websites and play piano for weddings and parties. Energy, rhythm, harmony and balance are values I aim for in my art and life.

Jennifer Schoenholtz

Jennifer's passion for photography and art blossomed throughout her schooling while developing her own film and prints, spending hours in the darkroom. Jennifer went on to study at MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design). Jennifer has a passion for both music and dance which continues to influence her photography. For 8 years Jennifer was the Talent Buyer and booked the musical acts for the well known summer concert series

“Jazz in the Park”, which is where she began her creative journey photographing Milwaukee musicians. She loves photographing musicians in live performances, capturing the true essence of who they are, that one moment in time forever encapsulated in a photograph.

Media Contact:

To schedule press interviews for the November 12th Artist Reception please contact

Marilyn Herkowski at 414.759.7383

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