Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Beauty in Growth

new author’s first novel helped her heart heal

Brendon Paucek

‘Everyone has a garden ... Even if it’s that piece of soul that nurtures dreams.” Like a garden, can the soul grow? With a bit of love, support, and guidance, Jennifer Schulz-Johnston thinks so. In fact, she’s dedicated her life to it from an early age.

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Time Travel in Town

vintage postcards show how Eau Claire has changed

Tom Giffey

David Tank’s Postcards from the Past book series is based upon a simple concept: Take a vintage picture postcard showing a local scene and use a camera to reproduce the image in the present day ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Whale House on Film

local band cuts video of unique live performance

Eric Christenson

Local alt-rockers Whale House are debuting two new videos for “Red Sun” – a spacey, fuzzed out rock gem – and “Think Of Me” – a stomping psych-rock tune with a ton of muscle. The videos were a multi-faceted ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Beyond the Mainstream

EC’s newest art gallery features artwork, handmade decor

Hannah Mumm

Eau Claire’s newest art gallery is filled with more than just pretty pictures. The product of diverse local talent, 200 Main proves that artwork cannot always be hung on a wall. Artists ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Ink About It

Sconnie artists share creativity with the community at annual Ink & Paper Print Sale

Hannah Mumm

The best way to spread Christmas cheer? Filling stockings with art from Ink & Paper Print Sale this year. Volume One’s annual print exhibit is back, and this year’s sale is bound to be the best yet. Since its birth in 2013 ...

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Issue #319 November 2, 2016

Bop 'Til You Drop

EC native to facilitate early jazz experience for kids

Eric Christenson

There’s a room full of people and instruments buzzing. A rhythm section taps out a basic tune while kids, their parents, and other musicians alike are dancing, moving, and singing together ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

Party Like It's the 90s!

Children’s Museum plans nostalgic shindig for grownups

Katie Larson

Grab your Hammer pants from your closet, dust off your oval-rimmed glasses, leave your angst at home, and head over to the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire for the After Dark 90s Party! This 21-or-older ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

A Time of Fear

The Crucible tackles tale of witchcraft, hysteria

Tom Giffey, photos by Timothy Mather

The subject matter of Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning play The Crucible – the Salem witch trials of the 1690s – seems timely, considering that Halloween is just around the corner. However, what’s really scary ...

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Issue #318 October 19, 2016

Wild Art

students create mural at Irvine Park tiger exhibit

Haley Wright

The tiger exhibit at the Irvine Park Zoo in Chippewa Falls, which was built in 2008 in plain concrete and remains in plain concrete, is about to get a makeover courtesy of some Chippewa Falls Middle School students ...

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