MARN is pleased to invite the public to a weekend of “E.D.E.N.: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares”at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. The weekend of June 12th will include a pop up exhibition by Mahdi Atif “Freakishnerd” in MARN’s Gallery and a ticketed performance by Genesis Renji Sunday, June 12th from 5-8pm.


Genesis Renji revisits the garden where he found love, and eventually heartbreak, as he performs his newest EP ‘E.D.E.N: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares’ for the first time, featuring music from Freakishnerd and Genesis Renji. “East of the Garden” will be hosted by WoLF Studios MKE on Sunday, June 12th 5-8pm at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway). 

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Tickets: $10 general admission (standing) & $20 VIP (reserved seating)

Masks recommended, subject to change 

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Genesis Renji is an Emmy-nominated recording artist and engineer from Milwaukee, WI. The poet-turned-emcee has evolved his sound and performance abilities over time with a diverse and anthem driven catalog full of introspective verses and boastful rhyme schemes. 

This experience will leave audience members engulfed in the new sound and styles of Renji, along with unreleased songs that didn’t make the project. Renji described E.D.E.N as his “therapy before therapy” and the outlet he used to “explore his emotions, frustrations, and heartbreak.” 

For listening pleasure, you can stream and purchase ‘E.D.E.N’ on


The “East of E.D.E.N.” exhibition, running June 11 to June 12, 2022, features the work of Mahdi Atif “Freakishnerd” who designed and shot the award winning cover art for “E.D.E.N.: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares”, winner of Radio Milwaukee’s 2022 Album Artwork of the Year Award.

This exhibition features photographs from the initial cover art shoot. This pop up exhibition is a precursor to a larger exhibition soon to come in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Stay tuned for more details! 

Madhi Atif, aka Freakishnerd, is a Milwaukee-born photographer, currently working in the Midwest. He uses photography to seek an understanding of Black life in the Midwest, lending to a realistic, yet picturesque vision of the people & places that populate a collective cultural experience. Through a blend of portraiture & photojournalism, Freakishnerd seeks to define the Black Midwestern identity.

For more information visit the event listing on our website’s Calendar.