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Virtual Art Opportunities

Posted on Apr. 3, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Museums, galleries and venues may be closed, but you can still get your daily dose of art through virtual museum tours, live stream events and art tutorials. Many establishments want to bring their exhibits or art to you right at home! Commission an art piece, virtually travel through exhibits and engage in many programs offered READ MORE

Social Distancing Activities for Kids

Self-quarantining and social distancing with little ones at home is no joke. Here are some fun activities to keep them occupied and you sane, all while supporting local businesses. – Unleash their creativity with a take-home kit from The Fire – Pottery, Mosaic & Glass Fusing Studio. – Learn some moves with The Academy‘s free virtual karate READ MORE

Five Must-See Exhibits

Limited time shows to add to your calendar  Hmong Heritage & Culture Exhibition December 8-January 12 Artwork and artifacts celebrate the unique artisanship and culture of the Hmong people and illustrate their American experience. Tu-F, 10am-4pm. Sa-Su, 11am-4pm. Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc. 686-3090.  Deck the Halls Thru January 5 Each room in the beautiful Sawyer READ MORE

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