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Author: Hibah Ansari

Native American Celebration

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The Menominee and Oneida Nations invite you to the historic Charles A. Grignon Mansion in Kaukauna for a day of Native American dancing, crafts and food on June 24. Grab your lawn chairs and make your way down to the Mansion to see the Menominee Woodland Boys & Girls Club perform dances featuring traditional stories 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

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

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

An Ode to the Arts: Let It Flow

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Art in the Fox Cities is something we take pride in here at FOX CITIES Magazine, and it has really evolved beyond just your average gallery or museum. From Mile of Music to The Artery, local creators are using their art to celebrate Midwestern culture in contemporary styles. I’m excited to be featuring recent art READ MORE

Intern Intro: Hibah

Posted on Jan. 5, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Say hello to Hibah, the newest editorial intern to join the FCM squad. Name: Hibah Ansari Age: 20 Hometown: Appleton, WI School attending: I am currently a sophomore at UW Oshkosh. Tell us about your background: I’ve lived in Appleton ever since I was 4 years old, so it definitely is a place I can READ MORE

Tempest Coffee Collective opens in Appleton

Posted on Nov. 2, 2016 by Hibah Ansari
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It’s that time of the year when the leaves are crisper, the air is cooler and coffee just tastes better. This fall, the hottest place for a handcrafted cup is Tempest Coffee Collective, Appleton’s newest coffee shop opening November 17 in RiverHeath’s new apartment and retail development, Prairie, just beside the Fox River. Stephan Witchell, READ MORE

Karla Huston

Posted on Apr. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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The changing seasons bring a surge of inspiration for Karla Huston, Wisconsin’s 2017-18 poet laureate from Appleton. “Sometimes the changing of time and circumstance changes the perspective on what you are writing,” Huston says. As Wisconsin’s poet laureate, Huston is committed to the growth of poetry reading and writing. She will travel the state giving READ MORE

Timon Tupper

Posted on Jan. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Throughout the hallways of the lower level studios at the John Michael Kohler Art Center (JMKAC), Sheboygan-based painter Timon Tupper has revamped the walls into psychedelic modern grayscale murals. “The people I work with wanted to change up the boring white walls, so they decided to pick a few different shades of gray,” says Tupper, READ MORE

Lisa Thunder

Posted on Nov. 1, 2016 by Hibah Ansari
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Appleton-based toymaker Lisa Thunder has revolutionized the market by creating toys that are fun for children, yet aesthetically pleasing for parents. Her product line, The Homespun Market, is classic, modern and soft, yet refined with a vintage flair. Thunder, a mom of four by day and toy designer by night, creates unique toy food meant READ MORE

Hot Home Revamps

Posted on Mar. 1, 2017 by Hibah Ansari
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Looking to update your home in 2017? Consider these top trends. Minimalism is having a serious moment in interior design, and its futuristic appeal is attractive to designers and homeowners alike. The Fox Cities are seeing a merge of the globally trending minimalist style and a rustic elegance rooted in Wisconsin culture. If you’re planning READ MORE