All Things Weird and Wonderful

MidWest WeirdFest screens dozens of films for third year

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Now in its third year, the MidWest WeirdFest is ready to hit the big screen again March 8-10 at Micon Downtown Cinema, 315 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire. With a dozen full-length films, more than 30 shorts ...

Inspiring Alumni Art

Pablo Center exhibit features work by UWEC grads

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Breana Good

Wandering through the UW-Eau Claire Department of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition in the Hanson Gallery of the Pablo Center at the Confluence, you’ll see a variety of installations created ...

Painting a New Path

with your help, Eau Claire artist can bring work to prestigious festival in Italy

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Eau Claire art community is banding together to raise $15,000 to support local artist Eric Lee, who recently received an invitation to display his work at a prestigious international gallery exhibit that runs in partnership with the Venice Biennale in Italy later this year ...

Music Quick Hits | March 2019

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Eric Christenson

Chippewa Valley native Johanne Swanson – who makes excellent heart-wrenching tunes as Yohuna – has announced a new album called Mirroring, set to drop via Orchid Tapes on June 7. Now based in Brooklyn, Yohuna has gotten some well-deserved accolades for her first album ...

Singing in Memoriam

UWEC Alumni Choir plans trip to commemorate D-Day

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Bonni Knight

France is probably most famous for its art and cuisine, but it’s a well-kept secret that the French also really love choral music. Most cities and towns, including Paris, boast cathedrals and churches ...

Talent From Inside

literary and art publication helps incarcerated artists find their voices

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Eric Rasmussen

Most artists and writers can readily find places to show off their work, whatever their aspirations. Social media, blogs, local and national publications ...

Downtown Eau Claire Lot Eyed for Redevelopment

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

A city-owned parking lot between North Farwell and North Barstow streets could be the next redevelopment site in downtown Eau Claire. The Eau Claire City Council voted unanimously in February to declare the so-called Railroad Lot, 100 N. Farwell St., as excess property ...

Public Help Sought for Veterans Tribute

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  Tom Giffey

Ground will be broken this summer on a $2.2 million project to create a Veterans’ Tribute Trail along the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire. A site plan for the project – which will be built north of Madison Street ...

On the Cover | March 6, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Kim Vaughter

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019

Kim Vaughter is a graphic designer and painter living in Rochester, Minnesota. She enjoys colorful things, pinball machines, and red lipstick. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a BFA in painting in 2011 and continued her education at Western ...

Opening Shot | March 6, 2019

Fri. Mar. 8th, 2019  |  photos by Koobmeej Xiong

SPREAD YOUR WINGS. The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire’s annual drag extravaganza featuring local and national performers. All proceeds fund student social justice advocacy efforts through UWEC’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center. 2019’s The Fire Ball: Apoqlypse was Feb. 22 and 23.

Ager Ages Well

weekend of events to celebrate 150th birthday of famed writer and cultural advocate Waldemar Ager

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Waldemar Ager Association is partnering with area organizations to commemorate the 150th birthday of Ager with a weekend-long symposium March 22-23 called “Waldemar Ager at 150: Conversations about Immigrant Identity” ...

$1 Billion, You Say?

common tax mistakes leaves $1 billion on the table each year

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019  |  Barbara Arnold

Each year, the IRS reports it has roughly $1 billion in unclaimed refunds just from people who didn’t file a return. That is an expensive mistake. Many people don’t realize that they may be able to claim refunds ...

Choosing the Right Landlord

the ups and downs of dealing with private landlords and management companies

Thu. Mar. 7th, 2019  |  Lauren Fisher

Nestled somewhere among hundreds of factors renters consider when searching for a place to live is a very important consideration. Nothing can make or break a rental experience quite like the person ...