Volume One Staff

Lindsey Quinnies

Program Manager

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Summer Doldrums

local illustrators share artwork together

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Isaac Ruder and Dieter McCallum have both been creating art for as long as they can remember. While Isaac found himself inspired by American comics and has been drawing since he could hold a pencil, Dieter’s family recalls his early abilities ...

New Fiction Out of Ashland

Lindsey Quinnies

The word “mashkiki” means “medicine” in Ojibwe – a translation that plays into the plot of Eau Claire native Anne Miller’s new and first book, Mashkiki Rapids. After graduating from Regis High School and UW-Eau Claire, Anne settled in Ashland ...

Featuring a Variety

locals to stage variety show at Fanny Hill

Lindsey Quinnies

Wisconsinites are a proud lot. Not only proud, but truly unique in our existence. Eau Claire’s Matt and Suzie Kendziera of the band honeyTree have found a way to highlight our quirky sense of pride and lifestyle by sharing the experiences ...

Entering Softly

Eau Claire indie-folk band set to release first EP

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Softly, Dear is a fairly recent indie-folk addition to the already rich Eau Claire music scene that loves jam sessions, exploring their stylistic range, and refining their sound. Their musical influences range from a broad variety of acts such as ...

Mixed Media

Raw Deal exhibit melds two artists’ Simple and Strange creations

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Timothy Mather

The Raw Deal in Menomonie is hosting a new art show this month titled It’s Simple and Strange, And Still Being Unraveled featuring two local artists, Heather Kusmider, a full-time studio art major at UW-Stout...

Like Birds to Honey

duo launches album, plans variety stage show

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Country + Folk + Jazz = “Cofoja” … a perfect description of the musical style portrayed by honey Tree on their album bluebird. Matt and Suzie Kendziera, the founders and members of honey Tree...

Say Hello for The First Time

ECCT puts on the classic matchmaking musical

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

“Money is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread about, encouraging young things to grow.” This famous line is the concluding thought of one of the main characters in the latest production by the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre.

Music, Movement, & Español

local educator uses the building blocks of music and dance to teach Spanish

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Anita Wahl – or as she is called by her fans, Miss Anita – teaches music and movement alongside the Spanish language to kids ages 1 through 12. A native of Waunakee and a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in international relations, Wahl has ...

By the Light of the Moon

new Madeline novel explores hard-to-discuss topics

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Eau Claire native Jay Gilbertson is a beekeeper, pumpkin seed oil producer (the nation’s first), hospice volunteer, and an ex-salon owner, but he is most well-known as an author. Gilbertson refers to his genre of writing as “Lady Lit,” mostly ...

Crooning for a Cause

songwriter plans new record, fundraiser

Lindsey Quinnies

A little less than a year after the release of his album Living in the Chippewa Valley, local songwriter and teacher at the Eau Claire Music School Phil Circle has been working on another musical project that not only showcases his message and...

Drug Fueled

UWEC Players explore drug culture, sandwiches

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Three people are working in a sandwich shop when, in an act of defiance, someone is dosed with a hit of acid. Sound interesting? That’s the story told in Drop, a new play presented by the UWEC Players, whose productions are completely written ...

A Rudy Revival

Fanny Hill stages original farce for holiday showing

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When you think of a Christmas show, you normally think of the same boring play put on every year… not an exciting comedy that will give you a good chuckle and really get you in the spirit.

Lindsey Buckingham On Tap

Lindsey Quinnies

Lindsey Buckingham is most well known for being the front man of Fleetwood Mac, which has undoubtedly contributed monstrously to rock n roll and the music industry as a whole over the past few decades. Lucky for us, he will be gracing the ...

An A+ Educator

local art teacher wins award from statewide organization

Lindsey Quinnies, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Johanna Peterson, an art teacher at Eau Claire’s Northstar Middle School, recently won Art Educator Of The Year from the Wisconsin Art Educators Association. She chatted with Volume One’s Lindsey Quinnies about teaching...


Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild to stage Pulitzer-winning play

Lindsey Quinnies

Have you ever wondered what traits you inherited from each of your parents? This coming November, The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild will be putting on a play at The Grand Theatre called {proof}, by playwright David Auburn, that will explore that ...

Titanic Terror

former locals' novel combines zombies with .... the Titanic?

Anna Field, Lindsey Quinnies

As an avid Halloween lover and frequent reader, I can’t imagine a better October release book than a novel about Zombies…on the Titanic. Deck Z: The Titanic is a new book (their first novel) by semi-local authors Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon that ...

Haunting the Hollow

new Halloween festival outside Eau Claire offers frightful sights for all ages

Andrea Paulseth, Lindsey Quinnies

Halloween Hollow, a spooky entertainment event for both young people and families, has crept its way into the Chippewa Valley in hopes of becoming a standard part of our city’s annual Halloween entertainment. Halloween Hollow features several ...

Poetry Reuniting

Jason Splichal and Andy Patrie are back at Acoustic Café

Lindsey Quinnies

The Acoustic Café will be hosting a poetry performance and book selling and signing event which is not only free but also reunites two Eau Claire poets that haven’t done a reading together in six years. Eau Claire middle and high school teachers ...

The Thundermen Keep Rollin'

local rock-n-roll veterans celebrate 50 years

Lindsey Quinnies

The Thundermen aren’t your average rock band – not only because they claim to be the Chippewa Valley’s first and rock ‘n roll band, but also because they have been playing together since that time. Yeah, that’s 50 years ...

Fishy Waters

things to consider when fishing city rivers

Lindsey Quinnies, Thom Fountain, Andrea Paulseth

Fishing, like hunting, isn’t necessarily a necessity anymore. Not many people – though I’m sure there are a few – fish because their lives depend on it. However, there’s still a pretty satisfying feeling you get when you’re able to catch a fish ...