Category Archives: Art

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Canada Goose “Hybridge Lite” Vest from The Haberdasher Limited in downtown Green Bay. Great-looking lightweight layer with a snug fit for essential core warmth. Breathable, abrasion resistant soft outer shell with 800 fill power hutterite white goose down. The slim cut stays close to your body and side stretch panels increase movement and help regulate ... Read More »

The “Differing Imagery” of Cori Bartz


BY Sherri Thomas Cori Bartz lives a life filled with imagination. By day, she works in a school library surrounded by children’s illustrations and creative storytelling. In the evening or the weekend, she is in the studio sharing space with the fragments of imagination, memory and make-believe that come together in her paintings.  Bartz grew up surrounded by the Muppets, ... Read More »

Bergstrom-Mahle Museum of Glass


BY Jan Mirenda Smith and Jennifer Stevenson Lyrical movement, dynamic design and brilliant color, come together with age old processes in the exhibit, Transcending Time: a Survey of Works in Glass by Italian Maestro Lino Tagliapietra October 8 through February 14 at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. Lino, as he is affectionately known, is among the most admired and ... Read More »

The Abstract Cristian Andersson


BY Lori Palmeri As you enter the tiny appropriately named, Matchbox Studios, a working studio and gallery, soft soulful jazz plays background to the smell of oil paint permeating the space. Morning sun streams through the storefront windows facing Market Street and Opera Square. The studio may be small, but Cristian’s large impactful works are a dramatic must-see and require ... Read More »

Trewyn Colors: Leslie Trewyn paints what she feels


BY Michael Casper Leslie Trewyn knew what she was destined to be from the very start. An artist. Born Leslie Christenson in Wausau, Wisconsin it was her aunt Louise Mayhall who was an early inspiration. Aunt Louise was an art teacher and artist. And Leslie made up her mind upon graduating high school and heading off to college at the ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Give your decorating scheme a big boom of resonating fun with this vintage “Harmony Rollickers” bass drum. 26.5” diameter, 15” height. $299 from Milo Milo in Appleton, where you can always find “a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.” Milo Milo features retail and resale treasures, with upscale furniture and home ... Read More »

Delicious Ambiguity: Questions and Curiosity Make Life Tasty

Featured art: ‘Uncertainty Principle’ by Regina Valluzzi,

BY Jean Detjen “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” —Gilda Radner How often ... Read More »

Rockwell at the Trout

Home from the War

BY Will Stahl As a five – seven year-old child in a very small town in northern Illinois, my mother sent me, when shaggy, to a barber shop no more than a hundred yards from our home. It was the real old-fashioned kind with big windows, seats around the walls for waiting (appointments were unknown), the smell of hair tonic ... Read More »

Greg Bracken


BY Sherri Thomas I own several of Greg Bracken’s paintings which include landscapes, dogs and cats. There’s a personality to each piece that I simply can’t resist wanting to display them in my house. I know several other collectors who feel the same way. Greg Bracken grew up in Walworth which is near Lake Geneva, WI. He then lived in ... Read More »

Foxy Finds


By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Evoke hues of the sea and calming whimsy with these art glass fish from Wild Apple Gallery in downtown Menasha. $18-32 per piece. Other styles and color schemes available, along with a unique variety of cultural gifts, art and jewelry. Wild Apple also houses a glass studio and classroom which are open to the public ... Read More »

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