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Greg McMonagle is back from New York

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BY Patrick Mares With Appleton’s Mile of Music and De Pere’s EastWest Music fest poised to bring tons of awesome local sound to the area, residents of the Greater Green Bay area are in for a treat. We caught up with Green bay native, Greg McMonagle, who is scheduled to ply his trade at both of these events for a ... Read More »

Gary Hanks: Going Beyond the Literal

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BY Sherri Thomas Gary Hanks’ watercolor paintings are easy to identify. He has a unique style of depicting sea and landscape scenes with a misty, dreamlike, ethereal quality. An example is a watercolor painting currently on Hanks’ easel. It shows a ghosted image of a ship sailing through rough seas at night. The ship is veiled in a mist that ... Read More »

Waupaca Arts on the Square

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by Jean Detjen The Waupaca Community Arts Board (WCAB) will be hosting its 9th Annual Waupaca Arts on the Square (AOTS) in Downtown Waupaca Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15. This dynamic celebration of the arts features live music, interactive arts workshops, fine art, dance, and a community art project. “The Waupaca community has a long history of volunteers ... Read More »

Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Calling all paradise enthusiasts... Get into the mix of tropical fun with this cute Aloha print maxi sundress by Tommy Bahama! Vintage-inspired Hawaii-themed prints come together in the multi-paneled skirt. Made from supersoft-and-silky rayon, it feels amazing and drapes beautifully. Straps adjust to fit you, while the smocked bodice stretches to fit comfortably. $148 in ... Read More »

47th Annual ART on the Island

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The Fond du Lac Artists’ Association (FDLAA) invites everyone to Lakeside Park’s Oven Island in Fond du Lac from 10 until 4 Sunday, June 7. Approximately 70 artists from the all over the Midwest will exhibit a variety of arts and crafts including paintings, ceramics, jewelry and more. A silent auction will be held with funds raised benefitting a scholarship ... Read More »

Humbert’s Toucans, Ice Cream Bowls & Betty Boop

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By Amber McCord I had to ask what is up with the toucan that keeps showing up in Brian Humbert’s paintings? His art seems rather random, but loud and clear. I wondered if there was a specific symbolism behind it all? “Well years ago...when I lived in San Francisco near the university,” Brian said “there was a pet store, and ... Read More »

Art Walk Reimagined for It’s Third Year

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BY Patrick Mares Art Walk De Pere celebrates its third birthday this summer and Allyson Watson, executive director of Definitely De Pere was on hand to tell us what we can expect from the program’s latest outing. Allyson: This is the third year of the downtown Art Walk series. And we’ve got some big expansions of it this year.  First ... Read More »

An Opportunist Artist

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By Sherri Thomas Driving up to Gary Gossens’ home and studio, the mailbox is the first sign that an artist lives there. Looming over the mailbox is a wood-sculpted creature whose body is made from driftwood and its feathers from black walnut. It’s perched on a large carved pedestal made from basswood. In the front yard, whimsical sculptures made from ... Read More »

Ryan Steiskal

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BY Amber McCord As a successful independent artist I always have appreciated my teachers and mentors from elementary school through college. They have always produced motivation and induced inspiration and creativity. I owe a lot of my success to these wonderful people in my life. Apparently most artists do. One in particular Ryan Steiskal. Steiskal is an emerging artist who ... Read More »

Foxy Finds

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By Jean Detjen, Artful Living Musical instrument art series by Erinn Komschlies. Originals & Prints of Erinn’s work are available at The Fine Fox in Downtown Neenah. Full spectrum colors on black backdrop sets a dramatic tone. An Appleton native, Erinn is a naturally talented artist and currently attends St. Olaf College as a music major and plays the clarinet in the St ... Read More »

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