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Kari Demien

I grew up crafting and dancing on the shores of Lake Michigan, on Milwaukee's East Side. I attended Milwaukee High School of the Arts and then Brookfield Academy. I received a B.A. in Theater with a minor in Art from Cardinal Stritch University. I learned the fine art and craft of leather work from my Alaskan relatives. My leather work at East Side Hides reflects Milwaukee's own unique blend of urban and natural beauty.