Issue #342 Oct. 4, 2017

A Force of Artists

Artisan Forge Studios goes all in on ambitious art event

Eric Christenson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When you drive down Clairemont Avenue in Eau Claire, you pass universities, hospitals, restaurants, chain stores, banks, hotels, and a plethora of businesses tucked in front of an expanse ...

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Issue #341 Sept. 20, 2017

The Furlong & Short of It

fall exhibits planned at UW-Stout’s campus gallery

Emily Kinzel, photos by Jesse Johnson

UW-Stout provides the community with an array of opportunities and experiences, from guest speakers to theatrical productions. This fall, UW-Stout’s Furlong Art Gallery has a full schedule of exhibits featuring ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

Choosing Inspiration

Fechner taps outsider art, UWEC education in show

Marie Anthony

‘Angels don’t descend from the heavens and whisper ideas into my ears,” explains artist Grace Fechner. For a writer struggling to explain Fechner’s work on paper – everything filling my mind seems too simple ...

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Issue #340 Sept. 6, 2017

What's the Buzz?

Govin’s latest corn maze is un-bee-lievable

Katie Reidt

With so much focus on summer and winter in Wisconsin, it’s easy to forget about autumn until it’s almost upon us. But after summer’s final days pass by, we can expect to see crisp, vibrantly-colored leaves falling peacefully ...

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Issue #337 July 26, 2017

New Yarn, Old Space

Blue Boxer Arts opens in former Tangled storefront

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Blue Boxer Arts, a new store from the owners of Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, features locally created fibers and beads, classes to learn new skills, and a space to gather to work on projects ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Animating Public Art

new nonprofit aims to bring more art to public places

Tom Giffey, photos by Shane Newman

A new nonprofit organization has been created to enhance public art in Eau Claire by connecting local artists with public places to showcase their work. The Eau Claire Public Arts Council launched in mid-June ...

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Issue #335 June 28, 2017

Art in the Summertime

fabulous Stockholm Art Fair returns for year 44

Max Martinson

The picturesque community of Stockholm will be celebrating its 44th annual Art Fair on July 15. More than 100 juried artists will be showing their work right on the banks of the Mississippi River ...

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Issue #334 June 14, 2017

Eight Decades of Art

retrospective features Susan Phelps Pearson’s paintings, assemblages

Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth

80 for 80: A Retrospective of the Art of Susan Phelps Pearson debuts at the Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls on June 14 and runs through July 12. As its name suggests, the show features more than 80 works of art, focusing principally on paintings and assemblages ...

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Issue #333 May 31, 2017

Elegantly Simple

key concepts connect work of Milwaukee painter, Eau Claire photographer

Marie Anthony, photos by Andrea Paulseth

As I pored over paintings of quiet farms, I was taken back to my grandparents’ country home. Of the many memories nestled away in my heart, this is one that I’ll remember vividly for years to come ...

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Issue #332 May 17, 2017

Giddyap for the Sculpture Tour!

one-third of this year’s citywide collection of 3D artwork is from Wisconsin and Minnesota

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is now more “Eau Claire-y” – or at least more “Chippewa Valley-y” – than ever. The latest crop of sculptures was installed around the city earlier this month ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

A Walk on the Creative Side

downtown EC art spots band together for Gallery Walk

Emily Kinzel

From painting to music, from sidewalk sculptures to art galleries, hardly a corner of Eau Claire is untouched by art. Get to know your local artsy folks during the inaugural Creative Communities Gallery Walk from 4-8pm on Thursday, May 18, in downtown Eau Claire ...

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Issue #331 May 2, 2017

Things Are Looking Up

professors’ affinity for night sky inspires exhibit

Pan Thao, photos by Andrea Paulseth

It’s true that inspiration comes from anything, and in Wanrudee Buranakorn and Jyl Kelley’s latest gallery exhibit, it’s all about curiosity, collaboration, and connection. For the past nine years, both photography professors ...

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