Issue #317 October 5, 2016

Fall Into Freshness

explore western Wisconsin byways on the Fresh Art Tour

by James Johonnott

Scheduled to coincide with peak leaf color, the Fresh Art Tour winds around the bluffs and valleys that make up Pepin and Pierce counties in western Wisconsin. Sixteen artists’ studios ...

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Issue #316 September 21, 2016

This Is Land Is My Land

new local art show Land:Mine explores our precious land

by Hope Greene, photos by Kelsey Smith

Land is a solid that extends down as rock until rock becomes fluid. Land is an idea, a memory, a promise – evoking borders, blood, and belonging. Land is the word for arriving at the edge of an unnamed ...

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Issue #315 September 7, 2016

A Name to Remember

donations will ensure that Confluence art collection is named for Laurie Bieze

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

For years, Laurie Bieze was the living embodiment of the Chippewa Valley’s artistic spirit. A talented stained-glass artist, a visionary community leader, and a warm-hearted friend to countless people ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

An Art Show With a Little Flower Power

ECRAC's annual Fabulous Florals and Fine Arts show invites visual artists and florists to collaborate

by Sammy Gibbons

Come mid-January, our frosted eyes will yearn to gaze upon the colors of summer, especially the natural vibrant colors of flowers and plants. Luckily, Eau Clairians will have the opportunity to not only experience ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Student Art on the Move

to commemorate UWEC's centennial, two students design special bus wrap

by Hailey Novak, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire turned 100 this year and while some would cringe at celebrating any birthday coming in at triple digits, the celebrations are happening all year for a university that I must say has aged quite well ...

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

A New River Prairie Welcome

collaborative sculpture adorns Eau Claire entrance

by Sammy Gibbons

Travellers driving South down Highway 53 will now be welcomed into Eau Claire by a new sign. The “Enhanced Eau Claire Sign” was installed July 17 at the River Prairie exit, on the corner of River Prairie Drive and Galloway Street, not far from Woodman’s grocery store. Originally, the half ...

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Harvesting Creativity

buy a share in this CSA and get a big box of art

by Sammy Gibbons

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Center offers a thrilling opportunity for lovers of local art through the 2016 season of its Community Supported Art (CSA) program.

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Issue #312 July 27, 2016

Mural, Mural on the Wall

artist beautifies doomed Chippewa Falls building

by Sammy Gibbons, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Despite the warmth of these summer months, a house of ice was brought back to life in Chippewa Falls. Artist Alexandra Moehagen decided to conceal the spray-painted profanities on the walls of what is referred to by locals ...

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Issue #311 July 13, 2016

Art Along the River

tiny community of Stockholm blooms with annual art fair

by Sammy Gibbons

The population of Stockholm, Wis., is 66, but this year the town will feature nearly twice that number of artists as part of the 43rd Annual Stockholm Art Fair. One-hundred and six creators will show and sell their works ...

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Issue #310 June 29, 2016

Pets From the Past

new exhibit looks at victorian-era pets of Menomonie

by Kate Edenborg

Kittens lighting a cannon. Rabbits on leashes. Popular Internet memes? New social media sensations? Nope. These are images featured in the “Turn of the Century Pets” exhibit at the historic Wilson Place Mansion in Menomonie ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Always In Motion

group exhibit at library explores Migration theme

by Hope Greene, photos by Hope Greene

Migration is movement. Some migrations are cyclical and dependable transitions, some chaotic; they are disasters and they are triumphs, journeys undertaken by choice or by necessity ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Capping off Their Education

UW-Stout art majors help elementary students to create bottle cap mural

by UW-Stout News

Two art education students from UW-Stout have completed a large-scale art installation at Downsville School in Downsville – and in the process kept thousands of bottle caps out of landfills ...

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