Issue #344, Nov. 1, 2017

Video Game Nostalgia Leads to Father-Son Business

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Some people want their two front teeth for Christmas. Stuart Sandler of Eau Claire wanted a Pitfall! shadowbox. “I’m a child of the ’80s. I grew up during the height of Atari and Nintendo (the first NES), and I loved the game Pitfall,” he reminisced. “I wanted to be like David Crane, the guy who programmed the game.”

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Issue #343 Oct. 18, 2017

Coloring Perceptions

exhibit, events explore science and art of color

Tom Giffey, photos by Tom Giffey

It’s a well-worn cliché that artists and scientists have different ways of viewing the world. Ask an artist about color, for example, and the response might be practical (the challenges of mixing pigments) or profound (the feelings produced in a viewer ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

Cool Air, Fresh Art

let annual fall art tour ease you into autumn

Marie Anthony

For some, autumn’s arrival comes by way of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. For others, it’s the day they can comfortably pull of that fabulous pair of riding boots. While I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

The World Is a Gallery

artist has grand plans for local pop-up art galleries

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Kelsey Wenberg, instructor and fiber/macramé artist in residence at Blue Boxer Arts, is bringing a whole new way to experience art to Eau Claire through ArtFly, which offers pop-up art shows right ...

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Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

A Force of Artists

Artisan Forge Studios goes all in on ambitious art event

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When you drive down Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire, you pass universities, hospitals, restaurants, chain stores, banks, hotels, and a plethora of businesses tucked in front of an expanse ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

The Furlong & Short of It

fall exhibits planned at UW-Stout’s campus gallery

Emily Kinzel, photos by Jesse Johnson

UW-Stout provides the community with an array of opportunities and experiences, from guest speakers to theatrical productions. This fall, UW-Stout’s Furlong Art Gallery has a full schedule of exhibits featuring ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Choosing Inspiration

Fechner taps outsider art, UWEC education in show

Marie Anthony

‘Angels don’t descend from the heavens and whisper ideas into my ears,” explains artist Grace Fechner. For a writer struggling to explain Fechner’s work on paper – everything filling my mind seems too simple ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

What's the Buzz?

Govin’s latest corn maze is un-bee-lievable

Katie Reidt

With so much focus on summer and winter in Wisconsin, it’s easy to forget about autumn until it’s almost upon us. But after summer’s final days pass by, we can expect to see crisp, vibrantly-colored leaves falling peacefully ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

New Yarn, Old Space

Blue Boxer Arts opens in former Tangled storefront

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Blue Boxer Arts, a new store from the owners of Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, features locally created fibers and beads, classes to learn new skills, and a space to gather to work on projects ...

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