Category Archives: Art

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artfully Living Half funky, half fancy! Do a soft n’ edgy double take with the Split Personality Dress from Globally Sound Fair Trade in downtown Appleton. Eco-friendly cotton in dusty navy twill and contrasting gray lace. Bateau neckline and empire waist with hidden back zip. Vintage inspired and handmade in India by a women’s artisan co-op. Fashion ... Read More »

Rising Star Mill Art Returns!


BY Marianne Walker Are you looking for a get-away destination on Memorial Day weekend? Do you love the pastoral countryside with rolling hills, meandering rustic roads, little out-of-the-way villages to explore? How about a picnic lunch on the banks of a trout stream where it’s shallow enough in some areas to see the fish swimming past? Interested in visiting a ... Read More »

Pierre Henri Matisse Art Show Exhibit


The Fox Cities’ recently unveiled “creative vortex” known as The Draw has opened its doors to the artwork of 88 year old French born artist Pierre H. Matisse, grandson of Modern Master Henri Matisse, one of the most iconic and influential artists of the 20th century. Matisse’s 2016 “Freedom & Love Tour” begins in Appleton, Wisconsin with its kick-off exhibit ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living The perfect bracelet for renegades, romantics and visionaries! Crafted from custom and vintage guitar picks, gemstones and fine metals, Electric Picks modern jewelry is all about a rock n’ roll attitude. Each dream-inspired bracelet is intricately crafted to aspire to be as timeless as music - and you! Pick up your own at Azure in ... Read More »

Festival of the Arts, April 3rd at UWSP


BY Marianne Walker “We participate in the arts — whether as consumers or as practitioners ourselves because of a basic human need for inspiration, delight, joy,” writes Ben Cameron, formerly of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and current president of two arts foundations based in Minnesota. “The arts allow us to relax, to ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Form and function come together with these “Kenya” wide headbands by Karma. Multiple stylish ways to wear, limited only by your imagination. 100% polyester microfiber, one size fits most. $10 each in a variety of fun patterns and colors. Find these at Items of Interest in downtown Appleton, “a very unusual gift store.” This utility ... Read More »

A Rejuvenated Milwaukee Art Museum


BY Michael Casper The SCENE, and many other media outlets were invited to the preview of the reopening of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the largest visual art institution in Wisconsin and one of the oldest aart museums in the nation. The reopening is the culmination of a 6-year, $34 million project to, as they describe, “transform the visitor experience through ... Read More »

The Tactile Textile Art of Carole Frocillo


BY Sherri Thomas For generations, textiles have been used to make utilitarian goods, but artists like Carole Frocillo use fabric to create fine art. Instead of choosing a tube of paint, she chooses fabric based on color and texture. These pieces are melded together to create an image, and for Frocillo, to tell a story. Basically self-taught, Frocillo started traditional ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Modern-industrial flair meets vintage elegance with this eye-catching spherical Enge Chandelier. Eclectic style that gracefully illuminates all variety of decorating schemes. 36” x 36”. $1,595. Find this and other stunning re-purposed light fixtures, accessories, home décor and furniture items at Urban Evolutions, Inc. in Appleton. This effortlessly chic Vigorella nylon skivvy cape is such a ... Read More »

Where Art Resides

Photos courtesy of Kyle Behnke.

BY Jillian Dawson It’s a perfect October day as I pull up to The Refuge. The early signs of fall tip the green leaves in hues of gold and orange, the sky a clear blue backdrop to the former Monte Alverno Monastery. Sitting atop eleven acres of land, it’s hard to believe this is hidden within the Appleton city limits. ... Read More »

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