Issue #252 April 17, 2014
Issue #251 April 3, 2014
Issue #250 March 20, 2014
Issue #249 March 6, 2014

Arts West Hits 35 Years with a Bang

ArtsWest is the annual showcase of some of the best artists in the Chippewa Valley and it’s back this year in full force. The 35th iteration of the art show at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire runs until April 4 ...

Issue #248 Feb. 20, 2014
Issue #247 Feb. 6, 2014

Lunchtime in the Gallery

The Furlong Gallery at UW-Stout has launched “Middle Mondays,” an ongoing series of speeches that complement artwork in the gallery. Each Monday at lunchtime the gallery will feature a speaker whose work is in one of the shows currently on ...

Still Tangled After All These Years

Tangled Up in Hue on Barstow Street has become a fixture and major part of the downtown Eau Claire experience since Erin Roesler and Jamie Kyser opened its doors five years ago. Its website describes it as “one-of-a-kind art collective ...

Issue #246 Jan. 23, 2014
Issue #245 Jan. 9, 2014

The Shafers take over Volume One Gallery with new show

A true power couple in the world of Eau Claire art will be joining forces at the Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., with a new show in January and February. Anders and Barbara Shafer, both professors emeriti at UW-Eau Claire, will present ...

Issue #244 Dec. 19, 2013

Get the Party Started

Sometimes the only thing to do in winter is throw a party. That’s exactly what three artists are doing at the Acoustic Café, 102 Main St., in Menomonie all through the month of December. Art Party is a show featuring the work of local artists ...

Issue #243 Dec. 5, 2013

Effort Offers Photo Portraits to Those in Need

Know a senior citizen, military family, veteran, or child who has never had a portrait taken? Go to the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger St., in Eau Claire on Saturday, Dec. 7, when Help-Portrait Eau Claire will shoot smiles ...

Issue #242 Nov. 21, 2013

Take a Ride

Amery artist pairs bicycles with landscapes in a unique show at the EC library

Issue #241 Nov. 7, 2013
Issue #240 Oct. 24, 2013

Concrete Vision

engineer-turned-artist wants to share sculpture with students

UW-Stout Professor Short-Listed for Artprize

“The World’s An Untranslatable Language II (for Charles Wright)” is the 3-D piece that UW-Stout art professor Charles Matson Lume entered in this year’s ArtPrize contest – a massive art ...

Ink & Paper Returns with Scores of Local Artists

For a second year, almost 100 local artists and designers will come together for the Ink & Paper Print Sale at the Volume One Gallery at The Local Store, 205 N. Dewey St. The annual art show and sale ...

Issue #239 Oct. 10, 2013

Damned Good Print Show Rockin' at UW-Stout

Rock ’n’ roll may be damned, but judging by a UW-Stout print show influenced by 1970s and ’80s album art, it will never die. With the skills of 21 artists from across the nation, many ...

Issue #237 Sept. 12, 2013

Raise Your Paws Up

Canine lovers, meet art lovers. Actually, you’ve probably already met since there seems to be vast overlap between the love of our four-pawed pals and a love of all things artistic. Tangled Up In Hue is combining those passions once again in the ...

Together Now

Heyde gathers works from top Chippewa Valley talent

Issue #236 August 29, 2013
Issue #235 August 15, 2013

Local Artist Snags Award for 3D Photography Exhibit

Art comes in all shapes and sizes and sometimes in different dimensions. Menomonie author and photographer David Tank was named best of show at June’s National Stereoscopic Association convention in Michigan for his 3D photo ...

Issue #234 August 1, 2013

UW-Stout Showcases Students' Summer Art

Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean UW-Stout’s art students are resting. Gallery 209 at UW-Stout is hanging a student show called Exposing Our Underdraws throughout the summer featuring about 20 pieces of art across different mediums ...

Issue #233 July 18, 2013
Issue #232 July 4, 2013

Library Looks to Acquire Storybook Sculpture

In an effort to continue its commitment to the area’s cultural life, The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has fundraising efforts underway to acquire the 2012 winner of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s Best In Show award. Jack’s Story Time, a ...

Stolen Sculpture Reward Boosted to $2,000

At the end of May some disreputable person or persons pilfered a bronze statue, Mother and Child, that was part of Sculpture Tour Eau Claire’s annual outdoor display. Now it’s up to some of us reputable folks to come forward with information to ...

Issue #231 June 20, 2013
Issue #230 June 6, 2013
Issue #228 May 9, 2013

Artist Markets Back in Full Swing

For those who loved picking up treasure with their tomatoes last summer, it’s time to love shopping again. The Artist Market of Eau Claire returns this summer with an extended schedule, running every other Saturday, May 18 through ...

Issue #227 April 25, 2013
Issue #226 April 11, 2013

Mixed Media

Raw Deal exhibit melds two artists’ Simple and Strange creations

Issue #225 Mar. 28, 2013
Issue #224 Mar. 14, 2013

Does it Pay to Sell?

How to sustain your community art event: get creative, work hard, and find people who will actually buy art.

Issue #223 Feb. 28, 2013

Artswest Brings Range of Talent to L.E. Phillips Library

When was the last time you were in a room with 57 artists? If it’s been too long, then you’re in luck because the venerable ArtsWest annual exhibition at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is about to open. Now in its 34th year, the juried...

Issue #222 Feb. 14, 2013
Issue #221 Jan. 31, 2013
Issue #220 Jan. 17, 2013
Issue #219 Dec. 27, 2012
Issue #218 Dec. 13, 2012
Issue #217 Nov. 29, 2012
Issue #216 Nov. 15, 2012

An A+ Educator

local art teacher wins award from statewide organization

Issue #215 Nov. 1, 2012

Cut It Out

L.E Phillips Memorial Public Library is hosting a pretty (forgive me) cutting-edge show through the month of November. Cut It Out features collage work from artists around the Midwest: Lori Chilefone, Marcella Edmund, Jeffrey Hirst, Douglas Johns ...

Issue #214 Oct. 18, 2012

Familial Exhibition

Janet Carson Gallery to showcase work from longtime local artist and his son

So, where'd them murals go?

A collection of murals that were formerly displayed in the windows of a vacant building downtown will now be displayed in Banbury Place. Before the move, the murals resided at 2 S. Barstow Street. They were stuck in a city storage building after...

Issue #212 Sept. 20, 2012

The Dark Arts

If your idea of art is bright, pretty paintings then this probably isn’t the show for you. On Sept. 29 the annual Art Obscuritas show returns to Eau Claire, shining its black light on gruesome sculptures, paintings, prints, comics and other ...

Issue #211 Sept. 6, 2012

Art on the Chippewa

The Chippewa River is about to get a bit more art-y. UWEC seniors Megan Byron and Catelyn Mailloux were approved by city council Tuesday to go ahead with a riverside piece called the River Bend Art Project. The project – which would stretch from ...

Art Unleashed

latest Art Cartel exhibition focuses on canine comrades

Issue #210 Aug. 23, 2012

Bloomer Artist Keeps Lacemaking Alive

In early August, Lacemakers from throughout North America gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown St. Paul, MN to teach their craft and show off their work at the 59th annual International Old Lacemakers, Inc. Convention. Among them was ...

Issue #209 Aug. 9, 2012

Armed Forces Mural Appears on Hastings

Several years ago Isabelle Bauer had a dream to expand her business, Northern Safari Army Navy (a store that sells military related items such as knives, clothes, etc.); that dream has now become reality. After moving into a larger commercial ...

Issue #208 July 26, 2012
Issue #207 July 12, 2012

Steve Bateman's Fish Keeps on Swimming

A fish that takes its shape from a guitar, a Volkswagen fender, and some tornado-strewn corrugated metal has found a new home next to New York Pizza & Deli on Water Street in Eau Claire. Local found object sculptor Steve Bateman said he made ...

Reunion

three local artists unite for one final show

Issue # 205 June 14, 2012

Cover Show

summer art exhibit features Volume One cover artists

Issue #204 May 31, 2012
Issue #203 May 17, 2012
Issue #202 May 3, 2012

Diary-Style Exhibition Adorns Library Walls

To take in the new art exhibition at LE Phillips Memorial Public Library, called Connect/Disconnect, is to have a glimpse into a fractured diary. Each piece has the consistent outline of two opened pages, but each is distinct in its content and ...

Eau Claire Student Art on Display Through May 15

The Eau Claire Area School District is full of artistically talented students of all ages that would love the chance to display their work for their friends, families, and the community. Now is the time of the year when they have that chance! The ...

Issue #201 Apr. 19, 2012

UWEC, Stout Showcasing Newest Crop of Artists

It’s Local. It’s Fresh. It’s a Smorgasbord of UW Student Art Shows. Around here, we make artists. Grab your plate and see what the newest of the new have been cooking up. Running now, UWEC’s Foster Gallery presents its show of current student art ...

Issue #200 Apr. 5, 2012

liveART3

real time art event returns to the State Theatre

Art Comes Springing from the Heyde Center

Spring is here, which means it’s time for the 47th Annual Spring Art Show at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls. Running from April 15-26, this year’s show will feature more than 110 local artists, many of who will show their art for ...

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