Jazz Goat

Tim Decker came up with the idea for Black Cat Alley when, as a professor in UWM’s animation department, he saw students cutting through the dark alley after classes. His idea: why not light up the alley, and cover it with art, so that a negative could be turned into a positive? Tim was one of the first ones to paint a mural in the alley, and he graced us with the crazy “Jazz Goat,” and a little scribble promising, “Art = Change.” The Black Cat Alley, per Tim’s advice, is named after the UWM Panther mascot.