Art Toast: Tia Richardson
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us on Friday, March 5th at 7 PM for a screening of Rockford Taking Flight, a new film about Tia Richardson's work.
Watch the trailer HERE. Directed by Toni Ashely McLaughlin in association with Neil Bloom of Future Memory Media
Produced by Tia Richardson
Rockford Taking Flight (24 Mins) will be followed by a Q & A with Margaret LeMay. REGISTER HERE
Tia Richardson is a full-time community mural artist based in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI and beyond. In 2003 she graduated with an Associates degree in Graphic Design from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since 2007 her work has evolved into collaborative mural efforts that offer many community members from all walks of life a chance to freely express their diverse feelings and perspectives.
Tia has completed over 50 murals in partnership with non-profits, K-12 and post-secondary schools, businesses and local government. She was recognized as Artist of the Year by the Milwaukee Arts Board in 2018, and in 2020 produced a short film about one of her projects called 'Rockford Taking Flight'.
She believes in the power of shared experience to create a sense of belonging and mutual appreciation of what we each can contribute to the bigger whole to make it better. Documentation of her efforts in the news, print, tv and film shows evidence how, despite our differences, we can work together for the common good.