Nick Meyer


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Tue. Mar. 3rd, 2015

Note from the Editor | Mar. 4, 2015

Nick Meyer

We were honored to be a part of the Downtown Eau Claire Inc. annual awards banquet at the end of February, where a number of community leaders gathered to recognize the progress downtown, including handing out awards to roughly a dozen ...

Discussion: Growing Beyond Your Business

Wed. Feb. 25th, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25, guest speaker Priya Bettadapur (Streetsense, Vibrant Streets) joined Chippewa Valley business owners in the Volume One Gallery to discuss making small, incremental changes to boost ...

Tue. Feb. 17th, 2015

Note from the Editor | Feb. 18, 2015

Nick Meyer

Like many people, I was saddened to hear of the final closing of Eau Claire’s long-running and only dinner theater, Fanny Hill. The place had its ups and downs in the headlines over the last couple of years, but it sounds like this time ...

Tue. Feb. 3rd, 2015

Note from the Editor | Feb. 4, 2015

Nick Meyer

If you follow local headlines it’s been a fascinating last couple of weeks. One day we get news that the UW-System is likely getting gouged (again), this time to the tune of $300 million. The next, we get word that the governor’s budget proposal ...

Wed. Jan. 21st, 2015

Note from the Editor | Jan. 21, 2015

Nick Meyer

One of the more difficult things for me is to have an idea – a feasible, plausible, perhaps even (by my yardstick) brilliant idea – but not have the time I need to execute it. And while I’ve been fortunate to have the resources and ability ...

Eric Lee: Violence, Penitence, and the Very Old

Mon. Jan. 12th, 2015

On Friday, January 9, The Local Store and Volume One Gallery hosted the opening reception for Violence, Penitence, and the Very Old – featuring the artwork of Eau Claire's Eric Lee. Lee works primarily in oil in conjunction with a number ...

Tue. Jan. 6th, 2015

Note from the Editor | Jan. 7, 2015

Nick Meyer

Here we are – a new year. Always exciting stuff. As I look at the months ahead from a community standpoint, I can’t help but wonder: Could 2015 be a tipping point for downtown Eau Claire and the broader community? Last year was certainly ...

Jingle Jams: Sarah Krueger

Tue. Dec. 23rd, 2014

Sarah's songwriting style combines an honest folk-rock presence with gospel and roots undertones. She performed at the The Volume One Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 20 as part of the Jingle Jams concert series.

2014 Clearwater Winter Parade

Tue. Dec. 23rd, 2014

On Saturday, Dec 20th the Clearwater Winter Parade took place from it's new route starting at West Grand Avenue and ending at the corner of First Avenue and Water St.

Mon. Dec. 22nd, 2014

Note from the Editor | Dec. 23, 2014

Nick Meyer, photos by Serena Wagner

As I sit here in my office, out my window and a couple of blocks away I am watching a construction crew assemble the giant crane that will begin work on the new six-story, mixed-use building on the south bank of the Eau Claire River in downtown ...

Phoenix Gallery - A Pop-up Art Exhibit

Fri. Dec. 12th, 2014

In December of 2014, two art shows were held in a temporary gallery housed at 313 Madison St. in Eau Claire. These photos are from the second show, Chimera – an exhibit of photography and video installations ...

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Note from the Editor | Dec. 11, 2014

Nick Meyer

If you’ve been in our office/store during the holidays, or heck, if you’ve even driven by, you can see that Volume One is fairly obsessed with Christmas decorations. Which really means I am obsessed with Christmas decorations. And as with many ...

Wed. Dec. 10th, 2014

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Nick Meyer

Confluence Project momentum is building, and we’re now halfway there. But could we be dropping the ball?

Kiddie Cocktails - Holiday Party & Signing

Sat. Dec. 6th, 2014

Local author and retro culture fanatic Stuart Sandler has created the first kiddie cocktail recipe book dedicated to the art of creating delightful non-alcoholic drinks at home. On Saturday, Dec. 6, he he mixed up samples (holiday style) ...

Tue. Nov. 25th, 2014

Note from the Editor | Nov. 27, 2014

Nick Meyer

We’re wrapping up this issue just in time for Thanksgiving. And while hopefully most of us have the opportunity to pause and think about the things we’re personally thankful for this time of year, I also want to mention a list of things ...

Thu. Nov. 13th, 2014

Note from the Editor | Nov. 13, 2014

Nick Meyer

Here at the Volume One office we host a lot of group tours and talks. People like to poke around our old 1880s building and see how we’ve made it into a creative space for our staff and store. And they sometimes like to hear some of the V1 ...

Ink & Paper Opening Reception 2014

Tue. Nov. 11th, 2014

The 2014 run of Volume One's Ink & Paper Print Sale kicked off with an opening reception on Friday, November 7. The Volume One Gallery was packed all night with art lovers perusing and purchasing prints from local and regional ...

Thu. Oct. 30th, 2014

Note from the Editor | Oct. 30, 2014

Nick Meyer

People here really love their local history. I have to imagine that’s true many places, but it sure seems like the Chippewa Valley citizenry might love to talk about the past a bit more than most. Especially former local businesses. With that in ...

Wed. Oct. 15th, 2014

Note from the Editor | Oct. 16, 2014

Nick Meyer

There’s something so Wisconsin about this time of year. Something so authentic. Certainly more authentic than those other Midwestern states. Many writers have written better words than I about autumn’s color, chills, and traditions ...

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: John Hildebrand

Wed. Oct. 15th, 2014

On Tuesday, October 14, acclaimed local author John Hildebrand read from his new book, The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac. In the book, Hildebrand charts the overlapping rings – home, town, countryside – of life ...

Wed. Sep. 17th, 2014

Neighborly Maintenance

Nick Meyer, illustrated by Janae Breunig

wherein V1’s community-minded leader, despite his best intentions, frequently fails at the neighbor game

Wed. Sep. 3rd, 2014

Note from the Editor | Sept. 4, 2014

Nick Meyer

It feels good to be shaken from your routine now and again. And when you have a two-and-a-half year old kid, it’s pretty easy (and probably necessary) to fall into a routine. We all have the things we usually do around town, the places we ...

Tue. Aug. 19th, 2014

Note from the Editor | August 21,2014

Nick Meyer

As this season of the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series on Thursdays in Phoenix Park draws to a close, we did a little math. Once you add up nine seasons and account for the rain out dates, turns out this summer’s final show on Aug. 28 is also ...

Wed. Aug. 6th, 2014

Note from the Editor | August 7, 2014

Nick Meyer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

There’s some exciting news in this issue (page 8) about a major donation of land and money to UW-Eau Claire in the name of building a major event facility on Menomonie Street along the Chippewa River. It would be the kind of space that could ...

Tue. Jul. 22nd, 2014

Note from the Editor | July 24, 2014

Nick Meyer, photos by Luong Huynh

I’ve seen a fair number of concerts over the years. I started in high school with a few of the day’s mainstream big names – Dave Matthews, Bush, Live, etc. Arena-level gigs. Quickly after that my interests turned more “indie” and the shows ...

Tue. Jul. 8th, 2014

Note from the Editor | July 10, 2014

Nick Meyer, photos by Emily Hazen

In a few weeks several friends of mine (and our kids) will be making the trek to the pizza farm near Stockholm. If you’ve never been there, don’t worry about it – it’s sort of a well-guarded secret that should stay that way! Only open on Tuesday ...

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

A Sporting Chance

Steve Freuhauf, photos by Andrea Paulseth, Nick Meyer

as American kubb evolves, serious competitors emerge

Tue. Jun. 24th, 2014

Note from the Editor | June 26, 2014

Nick Meyer

Just this last weekend as this issue went to press, we at Volume One heard about the passing of the great local artist, mentor, and friend, Laurie Bieze. With her constant beaming smile and genuine warmth, she was loved by many in this community ...

Tue. Jun. 10th, 2014

Note from the Editor | June 12, 2014

Nick Meyer

It was the first week of June when at the checkout counter of the Birch Street Ace Hardware I was quite excited to see a small cardboard display sitting right behind the credit card swiper – a little box full of those super lightweight wooden ...

Kiddie Cocktails Book Release & Tasting Party

Mon. Jun. 9th, 2014

Local author and retro culture fanatic Stuart Sandler has created the first kiddie cocktail recipe book dedicated to the art of creating delightful non-alcoholic drinks at home. The Local Store was lucky enough to have Stuart ...

Tue. May. 27th, 2014

Note from the Editor | May 29, 2014

Nick Meyer

By Eau Claire standards there seems to be quite a bit of change happening with our built environment these days. The much-discussed Woo’s Pagoda on Hastings Way, along with the former Wendy’s across the road, have come down to make way for new ...

Thu. May. 15th, 2014

Note from the Editor | May 15, 2014

Nick Meyer

I’m often asked during various presentations why we started Volume One. The simple version is that we saw a gap in local media coverage of music, arts, and the culture of this community. To that end, our pages covered some pretty obscure ...

NOTA Spring Release Party

Fri. May. 9th, 2014

NOTA is UWEC's free literary arts publication as well as a semesterly digital music compilation featuring the creative works of UWEC students. On May 8, NOTA's contributors joined local band Reverie and Heart of the Heart to celebrate ...

Artist Reception: A Variety Show by Allan Servoss

Mon. May. 5th, 2014

Allan Servoss is a highly acclaimed colored pencil artist who is well-known for his landscapes and "Lovecraftian" drawings. The V1 Gallery is featuring a diverse group of selections from his more recent works, kicked of by a reception on Friday ...

Thu. May. 1st, 2014

Note from the Editor | May 1, 2014

Nick Meyer

It’s an optimistic time of year. The rivers flow strong with the sheddings of winter. Short bursts of warmth, though still too few and far between, remind us of what’s to come. And trails throughout the community have begun to come alive ...

Tue. Apr. 15th, 2014

Note from the Editor | April 17, 2014

Nick Meyer

You know those people who always make you feel like you should step up your game a little bit? They set the bar high enough to make you feel like you should probably put more effort into your career, your health, your social life, your hobbies ...

Thu. Apr. 3rd, 2014

Note from the Editor | April 3, 2014

Nick Meyer

Whew. Glad that’s over. You don’t see a lot of local elections like that one. Thankfully. Obviously we at Volume One were pretty fired up about it all, and of course we’re now thrilled with the outcome. While it’s still not a done ...

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

The Cuddle Season

Barbara Arnold, photos by Nick Meyer

Govin’s Farm to host annual lamb and chick extravaganza

Thu. Mar. 20th, 2014

Note from the Editor | March 20, 2014

Nick Meyer

We talk a lot in big, sweeping community terms in Volume One – usually about and for the broader population and readership. But right now I’m going to get personal. I know you’re sick of hearing/talking/reading about the Confluence Project ...

Wed. Mar. 5th, 2014

Raising Their Voices

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

pro-Confluence group opens office, calls for debate

Wed. Mar. 5th, 2014

Note from the Editor | March 6, 2014

Nick Meyer

Brutal, this winter is. And I thought last year was bad. Tons of snow, consistent deep freezes, and now, on top of more than three months of all that, the entire city is encrusted in a patchwork of solid sheets of ice. The thousands of ...

Wed. Feb. 19th, 2014

Plethora of Plaza Plans

Tom Giffey, photos by Nick Meyer

‘placemaking’ report creates a vision for public plaza at rivers’ confluence

Tue. Feb. 18th, 2014

Note from the Editor | Feb. 20, 2014

Nick Meyer

I recently had the opportunity to spend a full day with a variety of community leaders – members of the Visit Eau Claire board of directors, to which I was recently added, along with other key constituents. It was a strategic planning session ...

Tue. Feb. 4th, 2014

Gragert in Top Gear as Bike Fed Volunteer

Emily Albrent, photos by Nick Meyer

Biking around the Chippewa Valley has many perks, and Eau Clairian Jeremy Gragert – who was recently named 2013 Volunteer of the Year by the Wisconsin Bike Fed – wants to make sure that Eau Claire continues to boost its bike-friendly appeal ...