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Gridiron Glory

Appleton’s History Museum at the Castle will host “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.” The nationally traveling exhibit opens June 30 and will run through January 6, 2019. “Gridiron Glory” chronicles the history of professional football from the early 20th century to the NFL stars of today through more than READ MORE

Coming Together

A unique collaborative performance is taking place on May 20 at Lawrence University’s Memorial Chapel in Appleton. “Coming Together” is part of the New Music @ Lawrence series and showcases university musicians presenting important works of our time. “‘Coming Together’” is the title of one piece on the program, but it also represents what we READ MORE

The Scriptorium

Artist Cristian Andersson’s newest art installation and performance piece explores the pervasive, and invasive, nature of contemporary breaking news. “You get home from a long day of work, you go online, you hear the news. You never completely get away from it,” says Andersson, who owns Matchbook Studio in Appleton. “I wanted to show what READ MORE

Three Art Openings

Don’t miss these upcoming art shows.  Alive in the Arts 23rd Annual Juried Show May 11-August 3 Viewers of this exhibit will experience paintings, sculpture, fiber, photography, serigraphs, woodcuts, collage, monoprints, glass, stoneware, handmade paper, fine art furniture and mixed media all made by Wisconsin artists. Plymouth Arts Center. 892-8409. Wall-to-Wall Salon May 26-June 7 READ MORE

5 Fun Outdoor Spots 

As the weather warms, make sure to hit up these outdoor destinations   Deer Mural This mural by Appleton artist Chad Brady is on the side of The Ambassador in downtown Appleton, which is home to many works of public art. Brady says the mural is somewhat hidden, being located on a “one-way street facing READ MORE

April Literary Events

Celebrate the written word at these upcoming events Fox Cities Reads April 12 & 13 “Salt to the Sea” by best-selling author Ruta Sepetys has been selected for the 2018 Fox Cities Reads community reading program. Sepetys will be presenting at locations around the Fox Valley. 12, 12:45pm. Kaukauna High School. 12, 6:30pm. Appleton North High READ MORE

Performance Spotlight: Timber Mill Theatre 

Last August, husband-and-wife team Justun and Julie Hart launched Timber Mill Theatre, the Fox Cities’ newest dinner theater company. Between them, they share 15 years of professional theater experience. A 2015 production of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” brought Justun, a Fox Valley native, back to his hometown for a performance at the Fox Cities READ MORE

Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley

On April 23, author and Menasha native David Galassie releases his latest book, “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley.” The title is part of Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series. “Neenah and Menasha: Twin Cities of the Fox Valley” pays tribute to the cities as they were portrayed during the “Golden Age of Postcards” READ MORE

Art of the Book: Creative Art Formations

Art of the Book, an exhibition opening March 29 in the Wriston Art Center Gallery at Lawrence University, will highlight the Seeley G. Mudd Library’s growing collection of artist books. Artist books are works of art that use books as the medium. “This exhibition is an opportunity to see unique and exciting examples of artist READ MORE