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Festival of the Arts Marks 42nd Year

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By Mark Karlson Fetival of the Arts Chaiman   On April 6, nestled in the intimacy of the Noel Fine Arts Building Courtyard, 50 artists sheltered from the weather, come to Stevens Point annually from around the Midwest.  It’s a cultural tradition.  Some people show up after their Sunday service, some drive over 100 miles to come and visit and ... Read More »

Maia Flore’s Photography Viscerally Stimulates

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By Michael Casper If you’re like me, when you take in this 25 year old’s exhibition at the THELMA, you’ll be spellbound, curious, mystified, delighted, and more than likely visually bemused. Maia Flore is from the south of France. Toulouse to be exact. She has a delightful command of the english language, slightly broken, and pleasantly muted. Strange as it ... Read More »

Exploring Neenah’s Hidden Gem

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By Sherry Misener Neatly tucked into the corner of Park and Wisconsin avenues across from Riverside Park stands Neenah’s hidden gem: the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. While the museum is located on city-owned property, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is operated by a private foundation who cares for the glass collections, funds museum operations, and maintains the building. Thanks to ... Read More »

Local Artist Feature: Ryan Weisenfeld

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When people think of the word artist, they may think of a painting like Starry Night by Van Gogh, or a sculpture like the Moai statues on Easter Island. The word artist in most people’s minds isn’t a word that is all encompassing, spanning across the many skills and talents that different artists possess and present to their audience. With ... Read More »

Night of silence

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The Fond du Lac High School Music Department will present the popular holiday concert Night of Silence on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, December 14 at 7:30 pm; and Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm in the Fond du Lac High School Performing Arts Center. This holiday concert will feature the Symphonic Winds and Percussion, Symphonic Orchestra, Concert ... Read More »

“108 Rock Star Guitars” will rock your coffee table

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By Michael Casper Some time ago east coast photographer Lisa Johnson had an idea for a book that conveyed a new angle to appreciating the art that rock musicians create, by celebrating the art form on which, and from which their art emanates; their guitars. MC: 17 years in the making...when you took that first photograph with Les Paul, what ... Read More »

Willow Tree Pottery

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Marie Sawall runs Willow Tree Pottery, where she specializes in wheel-thrown stoneware and one-of-a-kind coffee mugs. Her interest lies in surface imprint and design, referencing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Arts with a major in printmaking and a minor in ceramics. Marie’s art is exhibited during Oshkosh Gallery Walks and at Avenue Art in Appleton. Marie is ... Read More »

Stevens Point: Home of a Comic Book Legend

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By Jaclyn Brandt Many may not know it, but the Stevens Point area has been the home to one of the rarest, and most expansive, pedigreed comic book collections for decades. Maggie Thompson and her husband Don both began collecting as children, and when they were married in 1962 the collection continued to grow. Don Thompson died in 1994, but ... Read More »

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