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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

Bazaar After Dark: Round Two

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Back by popular demand, Bazaar After Dark will be returning for a second time on April 29 for a night of offbeat art, intriguing performances and delicious food. The spring festival will be held on Second and Third Streets in downtown Kaukauna and will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Bazaar After Dark is a READ MORE

Mile of Music: The First 50

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Photography by Graham of Graham Images & Photography Mile of Music organizers announced “the First 50″ artists who will perform at this year’s festival, occurring August 3-6. The announcement took place April 20 during a special event at OuterEdge Stage in downtown Appleton. The original music festival showcases hundreds of artists with musical backgrounds from READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Celebrating Picasso

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso We know Pablo Picasso as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. From his Blue Period to the development of the art style, Cubism, Picasso’s influence created a seismic shift in how society perceived fine art. Thanks READ MORE

Film Festivals

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Who needs Hollywood when we have these locally-grown film festivals right here in Northeast Wisconsin? Wildwood Film Festival March 10-11 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton The 16th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will showcase more than two dozen Wisconsin-connected films. Whether it’s the producer, director, writer, actors or even the locations, all projects featured have READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: The WAKE

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As I take a stroll through social media on a cold, winter day, I’m drowned in election commentary from friends, family and strangers. While D.C. seems light years away, I wonder if all this chaos and confusion could result in new art movements from so-called “Middle America,” as I hope for the best. An invitation lights up on READ MORE

Stacks & Steeples

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Stacks & Steeples, a new original music series, is rooted in Green Bay’s history of blue collar work ethic and “drive to create something when we want it,” says Brian Simons, lead instigator of Stacks & Steeples and Brown County Library executive director. “If you look at Green Bay’s skyline, it’s smokestacks and church steeples,” READ MORE

Dance & Movement

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Be mesmerized by movement at these events. Spectrum Dance Theater February 10 Explore American tradition through ambitious, artistic movement. Founded in 1982, Spectrum Dance Theater is a modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. 7:30pm. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton. Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues March 9 In this theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings READ MORE