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Wisconsin Visual Artists

Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization that represents Wisconsin artists while promoting and encouraging the visual arts. The organization was originally founded in 1900, making it the oldest art organization in the state. Membership includes three chapters – Southeast in the Milwaukee area, South Central in the Madison area and Northeast in READ MORE

Art in Nature

Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve in Appleton, a 775-acre wildlife preserve and nature education facility, has recently become home to a tree root art piece that functions as a chandelier.  Executive Director Randy Tuma says the root system comes from a northern white cedar that was found on the property. Bubolz is home to a white READ MORE

New Face: Kevin Sütterlin, FVSO

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor, Kevin Sütterlin, begins his debut season on September 21.  Sütterlin is originally from Germany and came to the United States to finish his doctorate program in orchestral conducting at the University of Memphis. When the conductor position with Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra (FVSO) opened two years ago, Sütterlin was READ MORE

Art City: an introduction

With summer winding down to the last month, it might seem like the time for fun activities is over. It’s time to get into school spirit and prepare for the cold months to come. However, there are plenty of great local places to visit to keep the fun alive until the last second of summer. READ MORE

ARTicipation Week

Downtown Waupaca comes alive with art during ARTicipation Week, a week-long celebration of creativity from August 11–17. ARTicipation Week is presented by the Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) and features daily events with local artists, workshops, presentations, projects, live music and more. Events throughout the week include the annual street dance on August 16 with READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Butterflies & Blooms

Posted on Jun. 4, 2019 by Jacob Biese

Immerse yourself in a world of butterfly wonder at Green Bay Botanical Garden’s new “Butterflies & Blooms” exhibit. Open since June 1, an 1,800-square-foot mesh house will hold close to 500 butterflies on any given day. Over the course of the summer there will be a whopping 2,200 different species of butterflies on view. Visitors READ MORE

An Update on ACREofART

As ACREofART enters its third season, FCM caught up with Sculpture Valley Executive Director Alex Schultz to get the latest on this public art programming initiative. Can you describe what ACREofART is and its overall mission for those who are unfamiliar? Alex Schultz: Let me start with a little framework so readers understand the relationship READ MORE

Fox Cities Reads

Posted on Apr. 2, 2019 by Cody Wiesner

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond will make his way to the Fox Cities on April 11 and 12 to share his experiences with homelessness, poverty and the affordable housing debate during this month’s Fox Cities Reads panel hosted by the Fox Cities Book Festival. The presentation will focus on Desmond’s New York Times nonfiction Bestseller READ MORE

Essence of Human Experience

The Aylward Gallery’s latest art exhibit captures the life and artistic legacy of prolific Wisconsin painter, ceramicist and UW-Milwaukee art professor Adolph Rosenblatt, who passed away in 2017. Rosenblatt was best at capturing humanity at specific historical moments in ways that are simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary. In the sculpture “Arafat No Hitter,” he recreated the READ MORE

Wildwood Film Festival

Wildwood Film Festival’s annual showing will feature a range of films in almost every genre, from comedy to documentary to action and even music videos. Founded in 2001, the film festival’s mission is to promote and showcase Wisconsin film talent. “We try to show people that just because you’re in Wisconsin, it doesn’t mean you READ MORE