learn about this issue's cover art by Steve Tomashek
“This piece was made specifically for a group show about unicorns. I carved the figure from two pieces of wood, then staged and photographed it in a setting that I constructed out of wood, paper and paint. It is an over-the-top idealistic ..."
"Whilst perusing your feature article [Jan. 20] on health and wellness the other day I noticed that you chose not to include information on the social and environmental benefits of eating food rich in animal fats and protein."
a talk with the man who brought Batman to the silver screen
Mark your Bat-Calendar for March 8, because UWEC is bringing Michael Uslan, the executive producer behind the modern Batman movie franchise (and yes, that list includes both Batman and Robin and The Dark Knight, and no, I don’t know how that works ei
Let’s get past one thing right now: This Wednesday night business. Wednesday nights do not regularly inspire thoughts like most excellent concert experience or whiskey a-go-go, but both are happening at the House of Rock on March 2.
annual festival of rocking tributes returns to House of Rock
Decadent Cabaret exemplifies itself in three ways. One is that they have the best adjective-noun combinations for describing an event. Just take a second and think about what you expect from a cabaret that is decadent.
It’s time once again for the annual production of The Vagina Monologues. Every spring the VDAY organization on the UW-Eau Claire campus produces this show to raise awareness about violence against women and donations to help fund local groups and she
“What I love about opera is the collaboration between such a large number of artists from different disciplines who all work together to make one final, exciting product.”
– Mitra Sadeghpour, director of UWEC’s production of The Magic Flute
Despite the fact that the original Sound of Music first debuted on Broadway half a century ago, it is still herald as one of the most popular musicals of all time, and lucky for us, it’s coming to the Chippewa Valley.
The Dol-sot bi-bim-bap is served in a hot stone bowl with a half-cooked egg on top. When it arrives at the table, you must stir it in with some flavored sauce and that makes it crackle and snap as the egg continues to cook in the bowl.
annual juried show exhibits best of the Valley and beyond
Never let local talents go unacknowledged (and boy, do we really have it in this area). Now in its 32nd year, the annual ArtsWest juried show at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library is about to be underway again, featuring a wide range of local artists
In a unique concerto, the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will team with a different kind of soloist. At the upcoming performance at Grace Lutheran Church on February 26 artist Joe Maurer will exhibit a small series of work featuring urban critters.
local artist relying on comic book community for support
“If you’re thinking about drawing, what I’d say to do is just go to as many conventions as you can and ask them what you can fix. I’ve just been amazed at how many of these guys have got your back.” – burgeoning comic artist Mark Lone
condensed local news about civic and cultural goings-on
Not surprisingly, the Eau Claire school board has officially announced that there will be a referendum on the April 5 ballot. A referendum has been rumored since before last fall, but on Feb. 7 the board officially set the date.
Jared has avoided shelter costs many nights by talking to police to see if there is a park he can stay in and camp. “One night, he slept in a pirate ship at a park,” his wife Kelly said. “Somebody called the cops on him.”
The Eau Claire Downtown Riverfront District plan being discussed by city officials, Ayres Associates, and interested residents is starting to take shape. So if you haven’t made your own opinion heard, now’s as good a time as any.
the frosty reflections of a ‘clean’ commuter in the wintertime
There is an outlaw feel to being a winter pedestrian/biker in America. To not drive is to strike out and be different. People are outwardly supportive, but I get the feeling that many wonder why I don’t just get back in my car.
I continue to be amazed at the Menomonie fashion scene. I know that might sound ridiculous. To put the words “fashion” and “scene” together in reference to any of the communities in our coverage area is probably amusing to anyone in the know.