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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

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