Issue #335 June 28, 2017

'You Are Still Alive'

La Crosse artist’s messages of solidarity are painted on whatever he can find

Eric Christenson

A typical Landon Sheely piece can sometimes have several layers of his work underneath. The La Crosse-based artist is keen on using found items instead of canvas or sketch paper ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Take the Keys

Kurt Fischer takes his piano on a sonic journey

Max Martinson

Kurt Fischer’s first album, Soundscapes, is the result of a 40-year relationship with the piano. Recorded entirely in Kurt’s home studio, the instrumental album features solo piano, synthesizers ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Big Business' Big Summer

rap collective pops off a bunch of songs and a new artist showcase

Eric Christenson

It’s already been a big summer for local rapper Raymond Clayton a.k.a. Mistah, and he’s not slowing down one bit. In May, he dropped a powerful 7-track solo album called ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Animating Public Art

new nonprofit aims to bring more art to public places

Tom Giffey, photos by Shane Newman

A new nonprofit organization has been created to enhance public art in Eau Claire by connecting local artists with public places to showcase their work. The Eau Claire Public Arts Council launched in mid-June ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Micon: The Return

Micon Cinemas 7 remodel upgrades the movie magic

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A whole new VIP movie-going experience is bubbling in Eau Claire thanks to the remodel and revamp of the Micon Cinemas 7 theater on London Road, including the addition of a bar and restaurant ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

EGGciting Reading

egg book is perfect for readers with a surplus of eggs and a sense of humor

Gus Wolter

Egg lovers: rejoice, and egg layers: FLEE! Local yolkel Uncle Eggbert (alias: retired UW-Stout lecturer David Tank) has written a must-read cookbook for backyard chicken owners and protein enthusiasts in general. Uncle Eggbert’s Egg Book is a lighthearted collection of egg recipes ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Art in the Summertime

fabulous Stockholm Art Fair returns for year 44

Max Martinson

The picturesque community of Stockholm will be celebrating its 44th annual Art Fair on July 15. More than 100 juried artists will be showing their work right on the banks of the Mississippi River ...

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OOOOOOO!

(A Poem for Everyman)

Jim Rapp

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO / OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO / OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO / OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Eight Decades of Art

retrospective features Susan Phelps Pearson’s paintings, assemblages

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

80 for 80: A Retrospective of the Art of Susan Phelps Pearson debuts at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on June 14 and runs through July 12. As its name suggests, the show features more than 80 works of art, focusing principally on paintings and assemblages ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Belting It Out

hard-touring hardcore band Conveyor releases new disc at home

Hillary Bell

After traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada multiple times, hardcore punk band Conveyer is making its way back to its roots in good old Eau Claire for the release of a new album, No Future ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Pushing Through the Ceiling

sister trio LASKA grows and evolves on new album

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Something in their song, Creatures, pulled that memory out of the darkness. Try as I might, I couldn’t put it to sleep again. In the course of four and a half minutes I felt things that I forced myself to lock away ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Grand Prex

Prex Claires lineup of local music is pretty crazy

Eric Christenson

This year, in the shadow of Eaux Claires comes a collaborative effort between Downtown Eau Claire Inc. and Blugold Radio 99.9FM which hopes to shine a collective light on all of the pre-fest events happening on June 15, the night before the big fest, when you can catch local music at different ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Their Very Own Fest

with the help of some musician friends, an Eau Claire couple throws a sonic shindig in their own backyard

Tom Giffey

The Chippewa Valley is abuzz with music festivals this time of year. You’ve got relative newcomers like Eaux Claires and Blue Ox as well as older standbys such as Country Jam and the two Fests (Rock and Country, respectively).

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Issue #333 May 31, 2017

Song for Discharming

Denise Sweet

Before this, I would not do or say what impulse / rushes in to say or do / what instinct burns within / I had learned to temper in my clever sick / while stars unlocked at dawn, anonymous as the speed of light / my gray mornings began as nothing, freed of geography / and stripped of any source or consequence ...

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Issue #333 May 31, 2017

Elegantly Simple

key concepts connect work of Milwaukee painter, Eau Claire photographer

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As I pored over paintings of quiet farms, I was taken back to my grandparents’ country home. Of the many memories nestled away in my heart, this is one that I’ll remember vividly for years to come ...

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