Issue #329 March 22, 2017

En Plein Air

Menomonie artist displays rural life in V1 Gallery

Hannah Mumm, photos by Timothy Mather

Marc Anderson will not be confined. The Wisconsin born-and-bred artist stays true to his outdoorsy roots, preferring to paint his natural landscapes in nature, or – as the French (and Marc) say ...

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Issue #329 March 22, 2017

Expanding the Tangle

downtown art store moving and opening spin-off shop

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Tangled Up In Hue, a downtown Eau Claire staple for locally made objects of art, is expanding its space and offerings with a new, larger location at 505 S. Barstow St. At the same time, its owners are opening ...

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Issue #328 March 8, 2017

All the Art

ArtsWest returns Eau Claire for year 38

Hillary Bell, photos by Andrea Paulseth

ArtsWest 38, a major juried exhibit for regional artists, held its opening reception and award ceremony on Feb. 23, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. David H. Wells, the Director of the Edgewood College Art Gallery and Collections ...

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Issue #327 February 22, 2017

Forging New Things

Artisan Forge open house offers peek at artists, expansion

Barbara Arnold

Artisan Forge Studios is opening its doors for “A Night at the Forge” on Saturday, Feb. 25. The purpose: To host an evening for Chippewa Valley residents to meet the studios’ talented denizens ...

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Issue #326 February 8, 2017

Getting Handy With the Arts

Fiber Arts & Folk Life Festival combines cultures

by Amanda Foxcroft, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attention all textile artists and fiber arts enthusiasts! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 18, and get down to the Chippewa Valley Museum in Eau Claire’s Carson Park to celebrate ...

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Blooms in Winter

catch sight of summer at ECRAC’s Fabulous Florals show

Haley Wright

Chippewa Valley: get ready to enjoy fine art while smelling the roses at the Fabulous Florals and Fine Arts exhibit at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, available for your sensory enjoyment daily Jan. 11-15 ...

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Issue #322 December 14, 2016

Charcoal Creations

ex-Marine discovers she has a talent for drawing

Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

A “happy accident” for Eau Claire resident Angie Pitcavage uncovered her untapped talent for charcoal custom portraits of people and pets as well as drawings of animals, historic military events ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Forging Outward

Artisan Forge Studios on verge of big expansion

Tom Giffey

Barely a year after it opened, Artisan Forge Studios – a collaborative artistic and industrial facility with more than 20 tenants – is already poised for major expansion ...

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