Cedar Block: May the Schwartz Be With You
Sat, April 20, 2013
Last year, the creative collective Cedar Block (led by ringmaster Brent Gohde) made their Alverno Presents debut with Sexy Results: Cedar Block’s Dig for the Higgs & How the Quest was Won. Performing to a jam-packed Turner Hall Ballroom, Gohde & Co. set out to discover the purpose and meaning of the universe through art, story, song and film.
“Milwaukee curators and art event planners take note,” wrote Mary Louise Schumacher in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Cedar Block has set a standard for an art happening that was inspired, substantive and incredibly fun. Yes, it is possible to do all of those things at once.”
This year, they're back— in search of something as elusive yet central as the purpose and meaning of the universe: the purpose and meaning of community.
May The Schwartz Be With You finds Gohde and friends back at the much loved (and missed) Milwaukee bookstore, Harry W. Schwartz on Downer Avenue. It was here that Gohde met the friends, booksellers and customers who went on to become the artists, musicians, curators and entrepreneurs who now define what is most valued and idiosyncratic in Milwaukee culture. Through stories, songs, film and art, the past will be reclaimed, and the future will be that much brighter.
Tickets are now only available online through Turner Hall’s Box Office.