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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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

15 Years, 500 Works of Art

retired UW-Stout professor fills gallery with drawings

Natalie Rosenkranz

Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with over 300 paintings, prints, and drawings. Now, imagine that just one artist created all of the artwork in that room. 80-year-old Charlie Wimmer is that artist ...

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Issue #321 November 30, 2016

Artsy Address

three women collaborate on new art gallery, 200 Main

Darrion Behrendt, photos by Andrea Paulseth

At the corner of Graham Avenue and Main Street you will find 200 Main Gallery & Studios. It’s a seemingly nondescript building with tall, thin windows and stucco siding, but if you take a step inside ...

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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 #317 October 5, 2016

Fall Into Freshness

explore western Wisconsin byways on the Fresh Art Tour

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

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

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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