The Pitch Project April 11–June 7, 2015
    Image for The Pitch ProjectWill Pergl, Spectacle, wood, 2014. Photo: Zachary Swearingen.

    Image for The Pitch ProjectHayley Eichenbaum, Settle Down, color photograph, 2015.

    The Pitch Project is the invention of artists Sonja Thomsen, Will Pergl, Jason Yi, and arts advocate/Milwaukee beer baron Mike Brenner. Designed as a studio space for local artists, The Pitch Project is an incubator for contemporary art in Southeastern Wisconsin. A select group of The Pitch Project’s artists have been invited to transform MOWA’s State Gallery with thought-provoking pieces that include everything from 3D installation to video. The show will feature works by Steve Burnham, Hayley Eichenbaum, Kim Miller, Pergl, Nick Romano, Zachary Swearingen, Kyle Seis, Tim Stoelting, and Claire Hitchcock Tilton.

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    Opening Party
    Saturday, April 11 | 2:00–5:00

    Nine artists from The Pitch Project will showcase their work. Enjoy live music, light refreshments, and an art project. Two other exhibitions open concurrently—a thirty year retrospective of photographs from J. Shimon and J. Lindemann and a showcase of student produced digital artwork made by participants of MOWA’s first-ever Phoneography program, a collaboration between the museum, Milwaukee’s Bay View High School and West Bend’s Badger Middle School.

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    Artist Talk
    Thursday, April 23 | 6:30
    Will Pergl will discuss his text and sculpture work, while Hayley Eichenbaum will explore the meaning of the phrase ‘settle down’ as a societal expectation for women.

    For more information about The Pitch Project, visit