Downtown South Milwaukee is more beautiful tonight, thanks to a talented local artist and her very cool, locally inspired design.
I was proud to be part of the unveiling of the latest Milwaukee County Bus Shelter Art Project work on Thursday. “Rooted in Nature,” which now adorns the shelter at 10th and Milwaukee Avenues, was designed by South Milwaukeean Kasia Drake-Hames.
She said the piece is inspired by “the natural features in South Milwaukee, including Grant Park, the beach and the Oak Creek. I would like people to consider our interconnectedness to nature every day.”
This work will definitely inspire that, in the heart of our city.
Drive, walk or bike by and see for yourself. You can’t miss it. It really pops.
In addition to Kasia, I say thank you to the Milwaukee County Transit System for bringing the program to South Milwaukee, and to Lybra Olbrantz, for helping initiate this countywide program. And to the South Milwaukee Beautification Committee, which judged the more than 20 entries, you made the right call.
Now on to our other bus shelters …