Community Frames is an initiative that aims to celebrate the form of film and highlight it in a gallery setting while exploring themes of community, identity and voice.

Community Frames: Moving Image Gallery and Film Experiences
June 8th – July 7th

Opening Reception June 8th 5pm-8pm

A collaborative and community effort in many regards: working alongside filmmakers and partners from Milwaukee Film (Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance, Black Lens, Cine Sin Fronteras), UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, MIAD’s New Studio Practice Department and more.

All film experiences are free and open to the public!

Community Frames encompasses the following elements:

  • Moving Image Gallery Video installations will feature a juried group exhibition.  Our call for video art resulted in more than 30 film submissions. The selected works were juried by Portia Cobb, Maeve Jackson, and a panel of WPCA youth from our Exposures-Multimedia Storytelling High School Internship Program. Below is the selected work:

    • Tony Holz — Kataware-doki
    • Eric Kleppe-Montenegro — Legalization for All; El Pueblo Unido – May Day 2017
    • Jayce Kolinski — Perpetual Thinking
    • Hugo Ljungbäck — Cathedral Square
    • Kym McDaniel — Exit Strategy #1-3
    • Kirsten Meier — The Songbird
    • A. Bill Miller — untitled (particledance07); untitled (particledance06_03); untitled (particledance06_02)
    • Cristina Ossers — How Many Tomorrows
    • Kevin Przybylinski — Cartolina
    • Vonnie Quest — Inside Out
    • Kyle Ryan — Unbarr’d the Gates of Light
    • Naomi Shersty — The Following
    • Ethan Suhr — A Comprehensive Field Guide to the Habits & Tendencies of Ethan Robert Suhr
    • Wes Tank — Seeking Century City; Tomorrowland
    • Michelle Trujillo — Spazi Indeterminabili
    • Sheyenne Wilson — America’s Air 
  • Arts Education  A week of our Summer Art Camp is dedicated to filmmaking for youth ages 6-12 as well as an 8 week internship program for teens that documents the camp.


  • Community Voice — Through partnerships with community organizations we will screen both short and feature films, host workshops and talk-backs addressing the themes of identity, community and voice. Here’s an overview of the calendar of events:

Fri June 8
Opening Reception 5:00pm-8:00pm
Tue June 12
Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance (MFA) Shorts On Loop In Theater 12:00-5:00pm
Wed June 13
MFA Shorts On Loop In Theater 12pm-5pm
Thu June 14
MFA Virtual Reality Experience 3:30pm-5:30pm

MFA Mixer/Spoken Word Show 5:30pm-7:30pm
Fri June 15
MFA Virtual Reality Experience 3:30pm-5:30pm 

MFA Presents: ‘Ghosts of Attica‘ – Screening/Talkback 6pm-8pm
Sat June 16

MFA Virtual Reality Experience 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
MFA Grantwriting/Film Funding Workshop 4pm-5pm
Tue June 19 – Fri June 22
Filmmaking Adventures Week 1pm-5pm; registration required for youth ages 6-12 yrs old
Wed June 20
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Fest Presents: ‘‘WILDNESS‘ 7pm-9pm
Thur June 21
Cine Sin Fronteras Presents: ‘Esteban‘ – Screening & Panel 12pm-2pm
Sat June 23
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival Presents: ‘Peace of Mind‘ 2:00pm-4:00pm
Tue June 26
Black Lens Presents: Short Films 6pm- 8pm

Thu June 28
Sherman Park Rising‘ Screening and Panel 7pm-8pm

Thu July 5

Together/Apart: Voices of Female Filmmakers

Advisory Committee Members:
Maeve Jackson; Carl Bogner; Portia Cobb; Kim Miller; Grace Mitchell; Robb Fischer;
Jeanette Martin; Claudia Guzmán; Donte McFadden; Marielle Allschwang; Maureen Post; Wes Tank; Kim Cosier; Cristina Ossers; Kantara Souffrant