Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Anna Mateffy


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Life's a Cabaret

UWEC’s theatrical extravaganza thinks outside the box

James Johonnott, photos by Anna Mateffy

UW-Eau Claire’s annual celebration of song and dance is returning for its 39th year. “Cabaret: Unboxed” will feature UW-Eau Claire’s Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women’s Concert Chorale ...

Eau Claire Jazz Fest 2015 - Friday

photos by Anna Mateffy, Mike O'Brien

A sampling of photos from the Eau Claire Jazz Festival at the State Theater and the various 52nd Street venues downtown on Friday, April 17.

Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience

photos by Anna Mateffy

Johnson blends the musical styling of Tony Bennett with Michael Bublé to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair. The eight-piece band features ...

Decadent Cabaret 2015 (Friday)

photos by Anna Mateffy

The Eau Claire House of Rock hosted the city's largest celebration of local musicians, Decadent Cabaret 2015, across March 5, 6, and 7 – with area artists and bands doing cover sets on all three nights. These shots are from Friday, March 6.

Artswest 36

library’s annual juried art show returns

Alex Tronson, photos by Anna Mateffy

O.K. all you artists, it’s time to wash the dried paint and clay from your hands and show us what you’ve got. The annual ArtsWest exhibit is back for its 36th installment. For those that don’t know, Wisconsin ArtsWest is a juried exhibit ...

UW-Eau Claire's Cabaret XXXVII: Community

photos by Anna Mateffy

This show featured UW-Eau Claire's Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale and jazz ensembles, as well as various small acts and solo performers.

Downtown Market Goes for Tokens

Phoenix Park farmers market strives to benefit FoodShare patrons

Tyler Jennings Henderson, photos by Anna Mateffy

On the heels of three successful summers of the Token Program, the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market is looking to bolster the benefits for FoodShare patrons in 2015.

Off the Top

Improv Fest organizers ‘Yes, and...’ their way to bigger and better festival

Eric Christenson, photos by Anna Mateffy

Two years ago I wrote a feature story in this magazine about Eau Claire’s burgeoning improv scene, and at the time, it was just that. Burgeoning. There were a couple of teams here and there. Eau Claire Memorial High School’s ...

UW-Eau Claire Art Faculty Show

photos by Anna Mateffy

A UWEC Artist Faculty Show Reception took place on Thursday, November 6 at the Foster Gallery and featured recent artworks by the studio faculty of the Department of Art & Design.

Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market

photos by Anna Mateffy

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, art, and coffee can be found every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday through the end of October at the Farmers Park in Phoenix Park.

From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick

photos by Anna Mateffy

On Thursday, September 4 The Foster Gallery at UW-Eau Claire hosted an exhibit titled "From Houdini to Hugo: The Art of Brian Selznick." The exhibit featured illustrations by prominent children's book illustrator Brian Selznick and ...

Astronomy Day @UW-Eau Claire

photos by Anna Mateffy

On Saturday, May 3rd adults and children alike enjoyed “Astronomy Day for the Chippewa Valley” at UWEC. Events included displays and activities about astronomy for all ages including being able to touch authentic meteorites, safely peer at sunspots,

Eau Claire Jazz Festival 2014

photos by Anna Mateffy

The Eau Claire Jazz Festival took place on April 4th and 5th and had special guest Artists Byron Stripling and Wycliffe Gordon.

Arts West Hits 35 Years with a Bang

Thom Fountain, photos by Anna Mateffy

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 ...

Arts West 2014

photos by Anna Mateffy

ArtsWest is a major juried art exhibit featuring regional artists at the L.E.Phillips Memorial Public Library. This year features 64 pieces from 49 artists in a variety of media. The juror for the exhibit is Elizabeth Tanenbaum ...

Eau Claire Improv Fest 2013: Saturday Night

photos by Anna Mateffy

The Second Annual Eau Claire Improv Festival was held from Friday, December 13th through Saturday, December 14th and featured workshops and performances at a variety of locations. Featuring Rick Andrews & Pepita (The Magnet Theatre, NY), Titanic (Un

Winter Wonderettes

photos by Anna Mateffy

Presented by CVTG, this story takes you to the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party in 1968 where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent a

Local Jazz Dream Team

Liscio’s veteran musicians tackle traditional styles

Tyler Henderson, photos by Anna Mateffy

Whether it’s funk bands playing at the bars, college jazz combos playing in coffee shops, or even a live big band playing the hits of the ’40s, in a musically enlightened area like the Chippewa Valley you can find just about any style of jazz ...

Opening Shot | Oct. 24, 2013

photos by Anna Mateffy

“RAWR” SAYS CAPTAIN SPACE KITTY. UW-Eau Claire’s mixed-media exhibition “Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces” explores the many layers of taxidermy – as museum object, photographic subject, sculptural interpretation, and cultural phenomenon.

Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces

photos by Anna Mateffy

On Thursday, October 10, the opening reception for "Animal Skins: Visual Surfaces" took place at UW-Eau Claire's Foster Gallery. This mixed-media exhibition explores the many layers of taxidermy – as museum object, photographic subject ...

Chippewa Valley Roller Girls: Have a Nice Fall

photos by Anna Mateffy

The first home bout of the new season took place on Friday, October 4 at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. The roller derby match pitted our local team versus Chicago's Aurora 88s.

Artist Reception: We’ll Show You Ours

photos by Anna Mateffy

On Thursday, September 12 the artist reception for "We'll Show You Ours" took place at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. The exhibit is an assemblage of recent works by the members of the library’s Visual Arts Committee. By baring its collec