Category Archives: Art

Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh Will Host Art Benefit


In the midst of winter, it may be difficult to find inspiration in one’s surroundings. Habitat for Humanity of Oshkosh provides just the right opportunity for creative transportation with its 5th annual “Home is where the heART is” benefit. The event will use the power of art and entertainment to support the Habitat mission to build homes, community and hope. ... Read More »

Colleen Bracy

Colleen Bracy

A Creative Eye for Color When she found a Groupon ad for classes in fused glass, Colleen Bracy signed up. Little did she know how intensely she would take to the art form. The glass coasters came out of the kiln and Bracy was hooked. “When they came back they were so spectacularly gorgeous, I said to myself, ‘I have ... Read More »

It’s All in the Twist


Larry Jepsen Turns Wire and Wood Into Art In the Arts and Crafts section of Octoberfest you will find a vendor who developed a distinctive representation of trees. Larry Jepsen, of Greenleaf, is having a great time with his new enterprise. A goldsmith by trade, he started shaping a tree out of copper wire as a side project prior to ... Read More »

What’s Old is New Again

Multi Condo Stone Birdhouse

Cedarburg Fox Farm Creations Derives Character from Distressed Wood It takes talent to see the beauty in old, neglected materials. And it takes imagination to find new ways to use things like rusted tin, faded boards, and wire. Sue Knox of Cedarburg has shown she can spot the possibilities in derelict things. She has been constructing birdhouses out of stone ... Read More »

Bambi’s Corner Shows the Creative Side of Recycling

Blue and purple paper beads bracelet.

Junk Mail Gets a Dazzling Makeover Beads have been around since the earliest gatherings of civilizations, but somehow they never really lose their power to draw the eye. Their popularity in costume jewelry is as popular now as ever. Glass, stone, ceramic, and plastic dominate the list of materials for beads, but there is a great new option involving paper. ... Read More »

Rising Star Mill Celebrates 27th Year with Art Show & Sale


By Marianne Walker Jerome Nelson never would have imagined how the grist mill he built on the Tomorrow River back in 1868 would eventually morph into what has become an “art destination” in Central Wisconsin.    If you love fine art and fine craft and are seeking a fun-filled Memorial Day outing, set your GPS for the tiny pastoral village ... Read More »

Trista Holz Opens Downtown Art Studio


By Dorothy Bliskey Eight years ago Trista Holz quit her day job to seek a full-time career in the field of fused glass art.  Looking back, she says it was a wise choice. “I knew I could make a living with my art. That’s what I went to college for,” says Trista, who has a degree in fine arts from ... Read More »

Local Sculptor Branches Out to Engage Community


By Anne Pawlak “You know you got a tree down.” This was a frequent comment heard by Stephanie Jones, a Stevens Point resident, for days after a June thunderstorm dropped a 40-foot basswood in her front yard.  Now, most people would set about trying to get a crew together to get that tree cut, split and stacked as firewood. But ... Read More »

Carlsten Art Gallery: A New Look At Glass


A New Look at Glass  -- a sculptural work in glass by visiting artist Jennifer Halvorson --  will be on exhibit in March at the Carlsten Art Gallery at the Noel Fine Arts Center on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus. Halvorson’s sculptures revolve around objects as connection points to the past and symbols of the present   The exhibit ... Read More »

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