Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Nothing but Smiles: Gabriel Fischer brings vibrant street art to V1 Gallery

Emilee Wentland

“Untitled II” by Gabriel Fischer
“Untitled II” by Gabriel Fischer

Surround yourself in a world of bright, vivid colors and eccentric street art with local artist Gabriel Fischer’s new show, “Smile Buddy Smile.” Throughout May and June, Fischer’s artwork will be displayed in the Volume One Gallery at The Local Store. “Smile Buddy Smile” is composed of art Fischer has created during the past two years. A few of his pieces, such as “Untitled IV,” were created with this display in mind. At one point, Fischer stopped working on this piece, but he started it up again when he found out about the opportunity to have a show at the Volume One Gallery. Another piece, “Untitled IX,” was made specifically to be displayed at Volume One. A Wausau native who now resides in Altoona, Fischer uses bright colors and a variety of mediums to create his eye-catching street art. Throughout his career, Fischer has created his art with mediums such as wall murals, canvas painting, three-dimensional art, and even a drop-tile ceiling at an Eau Claire business, Scrubslove. The opening reception for Fischer’s  exhibit will be 6:30-8:30pm Friday, May 4, in the Volume One Gallery. 

“Smile Buddy Smile” by Gabriel Fischer • May 4-June 23 • The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St. • FREE • (715) 552-0457 • volumeone.org • gabethefisch.wixsite.com/gabrielmfischer

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.