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Artists to Watch 2023

Posted on Dec. 30, 2022 by Grace Olson

Art is subjective, thought-provoking and somehow surpasses its inanimate state to be wise and moving. We’re lucky to have an abundance of such art in the Fox Cities.  Below, local aficionados reveal their Artists to Watch in 2023: Solon Lalas, “1:yuro”  Nominated by Mia Russell, Fine Artist and Creative Entrepreneur: When I first viewed Solon’s READ MORE

For the Love of Wisconsin

Posted on Oct. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

A Locally-Themed Gift Guide On, Wisconsin! Whether you’re giving gifts to loved ones who have moved from the great state of Wisconsin or you simply want to show the pride you have in your home, our locally-themed gift guide hits all the marks: James Steeno Gallery, LLC
A Wisconsin native and full-time independent artist and illustrator READ MORE

Fall Arts Guide

Please check in with individual galleries and museums before you visit to ensure you have the most updated information and hours.   Appleton Historical Society Museum. www.appletonhistory.com Vulcan Hydroelectric Replica By appointment. The Appleton Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Appleton, has the 1932 replica of the 1882 hydroelectric generator open to the READ MORE

Hands-On Art: Adding Beauty and Value Through Pottery

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

~24,000 BC is a time in history that’s tough to conceptualize. Primitive and almost otherworldly in comparison to present-day, it also holds the tools and beginning knowledge to shape what we know—and use—today. There’s no better example than pottery, or ceramics: the mixing of mineral-rich clay into both functional forms and figures, then fired at READ MORE

People, Places & Things

Posted on Jul. 31, 2022 by Grace Olson

Our 16th Annual Photo Contest Panel of Judges: Sarah Elliott, Owner, Sarah Celine Photography LLC (Moderator) Dustin Mack, Chief Curator, History Museum at the Castle Amy Moorefield, Executive Director, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Maddie Uhlenbrauck, Marketing Communications Manager, Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Karl Volkman, The Karl Volkman Group, First Weber Realtors Prizes:  A READ MORE

When Art and Nature Collide

Posted on Jun. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Discover the Magic of Outdoor Theater  Summers in Wisconsin are highly anticipated after long winters and sometimes equally cool springs. Its warm breezes and easy living are unmatched, so pair it with a cultural experience like live theater and the outcome is unforgettably enchanting. You don’t have to travel far to see how art and READ MORE

Growing Up with Appleton

Posted on May. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Celebrating Lawrence University’s 175-Year Anniversary When you think of your childhood, there are major memories: the likely mixed emotions of a sibling being born, the sad reality of losing a loved one, schoolyard firsts and the somehow still vivid interactions with friends and family.  It’s impossible to be remiss about who we grew up with READ MORE

In Partnership with the Planet

Posted on Apr. 1, 2022 by Grace Olson

Honoring Earth Day Every Day  “The Earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry On April 22, 1970, rallies led by political leaders and celebrities took place across the United States. The sole purpose was to raise awareness about a mission that ended up transforming how humans view themselves in relation to our READ MORE

Women Supporting Women

Posted on Feb. 28, 2022 by Grace Olson

Honoring International Women’s Day year-round “Who run [sic] the world? Girls!” If you’re a Beyoncé fan, you know the lyrics. If you’re a girl who grew up to be a strong woman, you know the unstoppable adrenaline rush when you’re supported and free to grow without boundaries. International Women’s Day, now celebrated each year on READ MORE