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Washed Ashore: New Exhibit Calls for Environmentalism

On May 8, the Green Bay Botanical Garden will debut Washed Ashore, a traveling exhibit bringing plastic pollution awareness to Northeast Wisconsin.   Washed Ashore encourages positive change in people’s habits with plastic waste, depicting sculptures created entirely from waste the company has reclaimed from the ocean.  “It’s just showcasing all those things like your flip flops, your fishing line, your bottle caps. … They READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Unraveled. Restructured. Revealed.

Posted on Mar. 9, 2021 by Cody Wiesner

Featuring over 60 contemporary works of art from artists of color, queer artists, and artists with disabilities, the Trout Museum’s exhibit “Unraveled. Restructured. Revealed.” seeks to explore questions of what it means to be diverse in the arts community and beyond. The exhibit, which has a concurrent showing with the Trout’s “Art Is Her” exhibit READ MORE

The Place We Call Home

Menasha photographer Christopher Appleby captured this image in early February as the sun was rising one brisk morning. “I had woken up early that day and wanted to get out to see if I could capture the sunrise,” he says. “Downtown Appleton is typically very beautiful and I felt the sunrise would make it that READ MORE

Five Must-See Exhibits

Pencil in these shows opening this month Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola: Magic City Feb 3-Jul 11. Akinbola uses readymade objects to investigate cultural rituals, connections and conflicts in fashioning an identity. His work makes us question what makes an object “African,” “Black,” “White” or “American.” John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan. 458-6144.   The Athletes Feb 4-Mar READ MORE

Sidewalk Poetry Program

The City of Appleton’s Department of Public Works is once again soliciting original poetry from Appleton residents and will select up to five poems to install as part of the annual Sidewalk Poetry Program. The program, which started in 2014, transforms the city’s sidewalks into an open poetry book and creates everyday moments of open-air READ MORE

Fox Cities P.A.C. Announces 2021-22 Broadway season

The Fox Cities P.A.C. will continue virtual delivery of its mission through summer with plans to welcome audiences back beginning in August 2021. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the 2021-22 Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series lineup. The season will include Mean Girls, Hairspray and the Wisconsin premieres of Disney’s Frozen READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Animals Through Time

The Weis Earth Science Museum, located on the campus of UWO Fox Cities in Menasha, is debuting a new temporary exhibit featuring over 100 authentic fossils telling the story of how animals have changed through geologic time.  Animals Through Time, featuring the Bruce Danz Collection, will showcase stunning fossils from all over the world including READ MORE

Art at APL

For the past five years, the Appleton Public Library (APL) has been showcasing local creators through its artist-in-residence program that supports and celebrates fine art and artists in the Fox Cities. APL has hosted over 40 artists through this program. “By providing space for artists to showcase their art and programs in which they can READ MORE