Volume One Contributors

writers, photographers, artists

Rayna DeJongh


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Embracing the Odd

Odd Humyns + Odd Brand Strategy introduce the School of Odd

Rayna DeJongh, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Serena Wagner and Elle McGee, founders of Odd Brand Strategy and now Odd Humyns – a downtown Eau Claire art store, 209 N. Barstow St. – are expanding their offerings even further with the opening ...

The Joy of Writing

Sound and Stories series returns with some holiday magic

Rayna DeJongh

Chippewa Valley Writer’s Guild Sound and Stories Series is back with Joy to the World at the Pablo Arts Center, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7pm. The sold-out show will feature a collaboration of sounds from The Ukulele Klub ...

Developing Stories

UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout honors and diversity news

Rayna DeJongh

Curling Club Hosts Learn-To-Curl Sessions

Rayna DeJongh

Get swept off your feet with the spirit of curling and join the Eau Claire Curling Club as they host Learn-to-Curl sessions at 1pm each Saturday Dec. 1-15 at 5530 Fairview Drive. Anyone is welcome, and no prior experience ...

Sleep Bringer: UW-Stout Prof’s New Poetry Collection

Rayna DeJongh

UW-Stout Associate Professor Daniel Ruefman has a new collection of poems set to be published in January 2019 by Finishing Line Press. Sleep Bringer will consist of nearly 50 narrative and free-verse poems ...

New NOTA Drops at Shift

Rayna DeJongh, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The UW-Eau Claire student publication None of the Above (NOTA) will host bi-annual book release party at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar on Dec. 14 at 7:30pm, with live music from local musician ...

A Story of Humanity

show portrays legendary World War I Christmas truce

Rayna DeJongh

The UW-Eau Claire Artist Series will stage Peter Rothstein’s All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Nov. 26 at the Scofield Auditorium on campus.

Bringing Their Words to Life

local authors of the Valley read live at the Pablo

Rayna DeJongh

Chippewa Valley Local Authors will host Local Authors Live in the Jamf Theater at The Pablo Center on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 1:30-4pm.

Spreading Kristmas Cheer for All to Hear

Rayna DeJongh

Pull out your woolen sweaters and Santa hats, because the Kristmas Kookies are coming to town! Feed your frostbitten ears some Christmas cheer as five retired educators come together to provide four-part harmony originals, featuring your favorite holiday traditions ...

Dogged Determination

Eau Claire draws national competitors with Dock Dog competitions

Rayna DeJongh, photos by Nicole Wellens

Every year, Scheels in Eau Claire becomes host to “Dog Town.” This tiny town features numerous canine amenities, from battery-powered fans, aluminum shade netting and EZ-up tents to crate pads and co ...

Annual Ink & Paper Sale Fills V1 Gallery With Prints

Rayna DeJongh

The Volume One Gallery and The Local Store will be once again be hosting one of its favorite annual events, the Ink & Paper local print sale. Ink & Paper will feature more than 500 pieces of 2D, printed artwork ...

Board & Brush Whips up Wood-Painted Signs

Rayna DeJongh

new creative studio has opened in Eau Claire. Board & Brush, 1402 S. Hastings Way, offers a variety of arts and crafts activities for anyone seeking a creative outlet or great gift. Board & Brush hosts wood sign-making ...

The Unseen Faces of 'Forward'

Eau Claire native hopes to draw national attention to the Wisconsin music scene

Rayna DeJongh

If Spencer Wells is passionate about anything, it’s printed media and Wisconsin-based musicians. Growing up in Eau Claire, Wells found himself admiring the diverse sound of local musicians ...

Wayward’s Friends 2 Bops With the Best

Rayna DeJongh

Local hip-hop group WayWard has released its long-awaited second album, Friends 2. Consisting of two longtime pillars of the Chippewa Valley hip-hop scene – Fathom and Mr. Pizzy – along with DJ BluePauly2 ...

Pages on a Park

Chippewa Falls authors commemorate Irvine Park and it’s 112-year history

Rayna DeJongh

After a year of researching newspaper articles, collecting historic images, and interviewing locals, Chippewa Falls authors Donna Bourget, Anne Keller ,and Jim Schuh have disclosed the rich landscape ...

Wisconsin Film Fest Wants Your Flick

Madison-based festival is now accepting statewide submissions

Rayna DeJongh

Share your Midwestern creativity and become a part of the largest university-produced film festival in the nation!