Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.
Here are South Milwaukee's own Garlic Mustard Pickers' gigs for the rest of this month -- starting with tonight. Try to catch one or more. You won't be disappointed!
Wed 17 Aug:
Performing at a ceili at The Bay View Brew Haus
2535 S Kinnickinnic (the old "Ancient Well" restaurant location)
This event will include activities promoting Progressive values in public policy,
but there will be plenty of dancing and music, too.
We'll do music for dancing from 6:15 to 7:30 pm,
Julie Clark does calling for the dances.
Wed 24 Aug:
Friends of Grant Park summer picnic
Picnic pavilion 7 (via the "Will-O-Way" entrance to Grant Park just south of College Ave on Lake Drive)
The picnic raises money for Park Watch programs to benefit the park.
$5 per adult. If you can, bring a salad or side dish to share.
Hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, etc. are provided.
The picnic starts around 5 pm.
The band performs starting at 6 pm.
Sat. 27 Aug:
We're at the Community Library in Salem Wis, performing 1-2 pm.
Sun 28 Aug:
We're providing music for a worship service at First Congregational Church in South Milwaukee
corner of Pine and N. Chicago Ave., 9:30 AM
BeingNau, the new boutique and art gallery in town (907 Milwaukee Avenue in South Milwaukee, is having a fantastic sale Saturday (August 13) on its art and boutique items AND a rummage sale.. How's that for two-fers?
Hours are noon-5 p.m. at the gallery.
South Milwaukee's Brian and Erin Nau's art gallery and boutique, BeingNau, at 907 Milwaukee Avenue opened a couple of month ago with some interesting art, aromatic soaps, skin-care items and live music. Before long they plan to add open-mike poetry reading.
In the meantime, they're selling. Two major metal sculptures went this past week along with an intriguing yellow-tone photograph of an open road razoring across a desert toward a distant glowering mountain range.
"BeingNau" art gallery is no more. Less than three months after opening the gallery/studio on Milwaukee Avenue, "BeingNau" owner Brian Nau, his wife Erin and son Matthew are moving to Park City, Utah where Brian has taken a job at the gallery of artistic nature photographer Michael Fatali.
A glimpse of Fatali's astonishing work is at http://www.fatali.com/