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New sculpture brings healing, hope to cancer patients

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017 by Kate Morton
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A new sculpture, titled “Blossom,” by artist Kent Hutchison was installed at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay on August 8. The piece is a 16-foot blossoming flower made of welded corten (AKA weathering steel) and is located in the Vince Lombardi Cancer Care Center Garden. “Blossom” features a blown glass stamen equipped with LED READ MORE

Mile of Music: Final Frames

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The sun has set on the fifth year of Mile of Music and it’s all kind of a blur. Here’s a gallery of some favorite moments of the weekend. Happy reminiscing and we will be counting the days until Mile 6. All images by Mary Catherine Baird of Two Otters Photography.

August Artist Spotlight (cont.)

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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This is the second part of August’s Artist Spotlight with Len Borruso. The first part is printed in our August issue. Len Borruso is no stranger to the world of filmmaking, but that doesn’t mean he’s never surprised by anything he encounters. Since moving to Appleton, Borruso has had to change his style of collaboration READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin

Posted on Jun. 30, 2017 by Kate Morton
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My interest in butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies, began when I was in middle school and one of the staff members was nice enough to gift me a couple of monarch caterpillars to raise (she also offered some baby painted turtles, but that was a “no” from mom.) It’s practically a universal fact that middle school is the worst, READ MORE

What does the Fox say? Country USA

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Images courtesy of David Jackson. One airplane touched down on a runway. One bus pulled into a high school parking lot. One exhausted girl rolled through thick mud into the festival grounds. As soon as she returned to Oshkosh, Wisconsin after a jam-packed, two week school trip to Germany, Jenna Weber headed straight over to READ MORE

Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell opens at The Paine

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The fantastical world of lush England woodlands will be making its way to the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh. “Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell” will showcase large-scale photographs of theatrical characters set against elaborate scenes bursting with colors of the passing English seasons. Mitchell is an award-winning photographer and fashion designer from Surrey, READ MORE

Green Bay Night Market debuts in July

Posted on Jun. 8, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Nightlife in Green Bay just got a little stranger. On Broadway Inc. is launching a new night market series this July where weird is welcome. The series, called igNight Markets, are scheduled for July 15, August 19 and September 16. Locations will rotate throughout unusual niches in Green Bay’s Broadway District. Brian Johnson, executive director READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Tintypes with Justus Poehls

Posted on May. 4, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Film remains alive even in the year 2017. Despite living in this digital age, there is a definite yearn for something raw, exposed, even maddening. Something fashioned from scratch possesses a certain bewitchery that lurks within the walls of the dark, giant, brick box in Appleton that is the studio of Justus Poehls. Poehls, a photographer, teacher, husband and READ MORE