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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

The Place We Call Home

The weekend following last years’ polar vortex, photographer Kimberly Henrickson and a friend took a trip to Door County for some winter exploring. They took advantage of the quiet found in the off season. “A stop at Cave Point is always a must because it feels like a winter wonderland. I can’t believe that moments READ MORE

Hearthstone Historic House Museum Receives 2020 Museum Exhibit Award

Appleton’s Hearthstone Historic House Museum is the recipient of the 2020 Museum Exhibit Award from the Wisconsin Historical Society for its exhibit “Kitty’s Wedding: You’re Invited – The 130th Anniversary of Kitty Rogers’ Wedding.” The annual Museum Exhibit Award is given to only two organizations per year.  “Each year, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s governing Board READ MORE

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Welcomes New Director

Posted on Sep. 21, 2020 by Alisa Lewis

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Executive Director Jan Smith retired at the end of summer after a nearly 25 year career, at which time Amy Moorefield was welcomed as the museum’s new leader.  When Smith started, the Neenah museum featured a variety of art mediums, but she says the shift to a glass-only focus in 2011 READ MORE