When you need an artist, who can draw real good, who ya gonna call? Erik Evensen!
Last fall, UW–Stout art and design professor Erik Evensen received a call from “Ghostbusters,” and being a big fan of the classic 1984 comedy, he couldn’t refuse their offer. Evensen was asked to assist with the illustration of the most recent “Ghostbusters” comic book, which came out on Wed., Jan. 29, the 30th anniversary of the film.
The comic is by IDW Publishing, who owns the rights to “G.I. Joe,” “Star Trek,” “Transformers” and many more. This is the first time that Evensen has worked with IDW and writer Erik Burnham. The duo’s 6-page story is titled “The Field Trip” and takes place at a spooky natural history museum. Is there any other kind?
“There’s always a little bit of pressure when you’re working on a property that’s been loved by so many people for such a long time,” Evensen said. “I’ve been a lifelong ‘Ghostbusters fan myself, so I understand how tricky this is.”
For more information on Evensen and the “Ghostbusters” comic, go here.
Last weekend at the United States National Snow Carving Competition in Lake Geneva, Wis. Eau Claire artists Steve Bateman and Jason Anhorn teamed up with Wauwatosa artist David Andrews to win First Place (in the country, y'all) … again. They're also the 2013 champions. And since that's clearly not enough awesomeness, they also took home the competition's "People's Choice" award. So a huge congratulations to these fine guys, representing both Eau Claire and Wisconsin. The final piece is truly fantastic.
S. Carey might be known by many as a Bon Iver off-shoot, but that’s dismissing a lot of what this local singer / songwriter / composer / all-around-great-guy brings to the table. His first album was a gorgeously organic, jazz-inspired record that showed Carey’s musicianship and his ability to surround himself with the best in the business (most of whom happen to live right here in the area).
S. Carey’s second full-length, Range Of Light, is released Tuesday, April 1 on Jagjaguwar and luckily this hometown hero is celebrating right in Eau Claire. On April 2, he’ll be sitting down for a live interview and listening session here at the Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., at 7pm. Then, on the backswing of his national tour he’ll stop at UW-Eau Claire on April 26 for a full-on blowout local performance, with label mates White Hinterland opening. You can pick up tickets for that on campus, online, or at the Volume One Gallery during the Conversations event. More details below.
You can pick up Range Of Light on April 1 locally at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St., or Revival Records (in their new location), 128 S. Barstow. Or pre-order the album at Jagjaguwar.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm
WHERE: The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St.
WHAT: A chat with S. Carey about his record, with a listening session.
HOW MUCH: FREE
WHEN: Saturday, April 26 at 8pm
WHERE: Schofield Auditorium, UW-Eau Claire
WHAT: A homecoming show with S. Carey coming off his national tour
TICKETS: On sale now at the Davies Student Center, UW-Eau Claire or at the Conversations event at the Volume One Gallery, or online here.
HOW MUCH: $10 advance, $12 door, no limit
Do you have cribbage skills? Do you enjoy testing them out in bracketed-style competitions? The Local Store is gearing up to host the first Volume One Cribbage Championship, right in the Volume One Gallery at the Volume One headquarters on Saturday, February 22. Interested in playing? Here's what you need to do:
1. Click here to sign up! We are accepting up to 32 registrations on a first-come first-served basis.
2. Practice. Let's face it, you're a little rusty, and you don't want to be caught missing points.
3. Show up on Saturday, February 22 between noon and 1 pm to check in.
And that's all! All game materials are being provided by the Chippewa Valley Cribbage Club, and the top three finishers will receive Local Store prizes. All participants are guaranteed at least two games, high-fives, and a peggin' good time.