Think Small ... Really Small

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Nikki Lanzer

It’s the little things in life, right? This fall, one art exhibit hopes to showcase all that is small in the world of creativity. The Think Small art show opened at Accola Gallery (502 Second Ave. East, Durand) in early October and will run through Nov. 21. The idea for the exhibit came from gallery owner Jean Accola ...

Hundreds and Hundreds of Local Art Prints for Sale

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Eric Christenson

There are so many more artists in the Chippewa Valley than the ones whose work is displayed at our local galleries. Volume One’s Ink & Paper print sale is designed to showcase local art, and allow artists to sell their work to tons of people at an affordable rate (usually $15-$50). For this year’s sale, with our new co-sponsor ...

On the Local Music Grind

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Mike Seitz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

grassroots group bolsters area artists with savvy booking, promotion

Behind every great gig is a ton of work that involves booking, promotion, and event management. Most of the time, what a band really needs is a professional hand in the matter, and that’s where Midwest Mayhem comes in. Founded by Lance Katcher in 2014, Midwest Mayhem is meant to provide local ...

Bo's Big Comeback

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Nikki Lanzer

Colfax native polishes Kickstarted pop record

From musically inept to solo pop artist – Colfax native Bo Weber has proven he has what it takes to latch on to a passion and roll with it … all the way to California ...

Putting on Your Dancing Ears

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Barbara Arnold

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra features dance music

Classical music lovers have a chance to “Dance with ECCO” at 7:30pm on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Grace Lutheran Church, 202 W. Grand Ave. Guest Conductor Kevin Peters will lead the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra for the concert. Peters was recently named artistic director of the Red Cedar Symphony in Rice Lake ...

Five Idea Challenge Finalists Announced

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by V1 Staff

The Eau Claire Economic Development Corp.’s Idea Challenge always highlights a host of creative ideas from Chippewa Valley entrepreneurs, and – with products ranging from skin powders to smartphone apps – this year is no exception. The EDC recently unveiled the five finalists in the competition ...

UWEC Gets Grant for STEM Internships

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by V1 Staff

In today’s job market, getting an internship (or two or three) in one’s chosen field is a virtual necessity for college students if they hope to be gainfully employed after graduation. For UW-Eau Claire students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, getting such internships ...

Trojan Horse Wins EC Sculpture Tour Vote

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

With the stealth of the Greek soldiers who filled the belly of its legendary predecessor, Trojan Horse sneaked into our hearts this year, winning the Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s People’s Choice Award. The looming equine, which has stood sentinel since the spring outside the Mayo Clinic Health System Pharmacy ...

Opening Shot | October 28, 2015

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

photos by Lee Butterworth

WELL, THAT’S JUST GRATE! Scenes from the ‘Harvest Celebration’ at Forage – a kitchen incubator, startup space, and workshop center in Eau Claire’s Banbury Place. Celebrating recent expansion and remodeling, the dinner featured a local seasonal a la carte menu prepared by Chef Nathan Berg.

On the Cover | October 28, 2015

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

design by Alexis Delve

learn more about this issue's cover art from Alexis Delve

Alexis is the owner of Red Tea Photography in Eau Claire. Determined to be poor forever, Alexis graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in photography and a certificate in women’s studies. Undeterred from putting her education to good use, Alexis specializes in “fun and stress-free photography” ...

Note from the Editor | October 28, 2015

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Nick Meyer

Big news, Volume One is hiring! If you’ve got a background in English and an eye for detail, this might be your chance to join the Volume One team. We’re hiring what we call our Resource & Listings Editor – a core part of our team that manages vast reservoirs of information including listings of events, businesses ...

Look at What UWEC Has Planned for Its Huge New Arena/Rec Center

Wed. Oct. 28th, 2015

by Tom Giffey

In case you’ve forgotten, the Confluence Project isn’t the only major collaborative, multiuse facility on the drawing board in Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire and the Eau Claire YMCA are working together on an even bigger project, and now you can feast your eyes on drawings of a major event facility ...

"Malcolm" is Back

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

by Rob Reid, photos by Andrea Paulseth

children’s author pens sequel to critically acclaimed novel

Eau Claire author W.H. Beck recently returned from Kansas where she was treated like royalty. Her children’s novel Malcolm at Midnight (Houghton Mifflin, 2012) was voted by 30,000 Kansas students as their favorite book (grades 3-5) for that state’s William Allen White Book Award. Several departments ...

Eaux Claires Plants Seeds for 2016

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

by Eric Christenson

Vernon-curated fest will be back next August

Hot off being named one of the “Top 10 Music Festivals in North America” by Consequence of Sound, the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival will officially be back in 2016 on Aug. 12 and 13 at the festival grounds just outside Eau Claire. The first round of pre-sale tickets are already sold out, and they did so within mere minutes they went on sale ...

Home Goods, Hometown

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

by Justine Childs, photos by Andrea Paulseth

EC native returns to roots with chic home goods store

Fresh exterior paint and newspaper-covered windows mark the birth of a new store at the corner of Dewey and Wisconsin streets, right up the block from the Volume One World Headquarters ...

The Time is Now

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

by Tom Giffey

anonymous challenge grant will push Confluence fundraising toward goal

What once seemed a nearly impossible challenge – raising $13.5 million in private donations for the proposed Confluence Arts Center – is nearing reality, and fundraisers are optimistic that the goal can be reached soon. The campaign recently passed $10 million, and a critical challenge grant will bring ...

TED Talkin' at UW-Stout TEDx

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

by Eric Christenson, photos by Serena Wagner

event showcases big Chippewa Valley ideas

Many of you have probably seen a TED Talk. Some kind of expert – be it a scientist, artist, professor, citizen, etc. – gives a short presentation on one of his or her own big ideas. TED Talks are designed to get people thinking about what kind of positive impact they can have on the world and in their communities ...

Ode to the Gemini

Tue. Oct. 27th, 2015

by Barbara Arnold, photos by Serena Wagner

it’s easy to be nostalgic about our legendary drive-in theater’s unbeatable atmosphere

My friend and former neighbor, B.J. Hollars, posted a photo to Facebook in late September with a photo of his young son’s silhouette in front of the huge 90-foot movie screen showing Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) framed in the dusky, dark blue sky. “Last night at the drive-in,” it read ...

Bitty City Superheroes 2015

photos by Kelsey Smith

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A Superhero Power Party took place on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Children's Museum in Eau Claire. All superheroes and their grown-up sidekicks were summoned to help vanquish three vile villains who had terrorized and tried to destroy Bitty City. In this live, interactive game, families worked together

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