Arts & Life http://wxpr.org en Investigative Film on Penokee Mine Comes to Northern Wisconsin http://wxpr.org/post/investigative-film-penokee-mine-comes-northern-wisconsin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A film about a proposed mine in the </span>Penokee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Range is screening around the state and in northern Wisconsin.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Milwaukee-based 371 Productions produced the film for Al </span>Jazeera<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> America’s investigative series Fault Lines.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:59:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21565 at http://wxpr.org Investigative Film on Penokee Mine Comes to Northern Wisconsin Torches, Pigments and Wax: Encaustic Painting at School of the Arts http://wxpr.org/post/torches-pigments-and-wax-encaustic-painting-school-arts <p>Five days of art workshops wrapped up today at School of the Arts in Rhinelander.&nbsp; Classes ranged from poetry writing, to drumming, to painting with beeswax. It's&nbsp;an old art with a new following.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:57:18 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21533 at http://wxpr.org Torches, Pigments and Wax: Encaustic Painting at School of the Arts Fast and Slow, Worms Wriggle at Rhinelander Library http://wxpr.org/post/fast-and-slow-worms-wriggle-rhinelander-library <p>The Rhinelander District Library had a day at the races…when more than a hundred kids competed in the 28<sup>th</sup> annual Worm Race.&nbsp; As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, some worms just move faster than others.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:07:11 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21477 at http://wxpr.org Fast and Slow, Worms Wriggle at Rhinelander Library Wounded Warriors Come To Northwoods To Aid Kids http://wxpr.org/post/wounded-warriors-come-northwoods-aid-kids <p></p><p>A traveling team of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will be playing three games this weekend in Lake Tomahawk and Minocqua.</p><p><br />The team is composed of wounded veterans from the War On Terror, Iraq and Afghanistan whose mission is to raise awareness about service members who are overcoming the loss of limbs and to raise money.</p><p><br />The team will be taking on the local "Snowhawks"&nbsp; in snowshoe baseball Friday night in Lake Tomahawk, then will play a double-header regular softball game Saturday at the Highway 70 complex in Minocqua.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:22:14 +0000 Ken Krall 21454 at http://wxpr.org Wounded Warriors Come To Northwoods To Aid Kids Nothing Northwoods About It: Northern National Set to Open http://wxpr.org/post/nothing-northwoods-about-it-northern-national-set-open <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northern National art exhibit opens Tuesday night at </span>Nicolet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> College.&nbsp; It includes artwork from all over the country…that ranges from oil paintings to quilts.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Natalie Jablonski spoke with judge Linda Benedict-Jones…from the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh…about her approach to jurying a large exhibit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>She selected the works in the show, whittling down more than 500 submissions to about 90.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:18:24 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21417 at http://wxpr.org Nothing Northwoods About It: Northern National Set to Open WXPR Blues Cruise- August, 23 http://wxpr.org/post/wxpr-blues-cruise-august-23 <p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:19:18 +0000 Jessie Dick 21389 at http://wxpr.org WXPR Blues Cruise- August, 23 The Color Dash Comes To Rhinelander High School http://wxpr.org/post/color-dash-comes-rhinelander-high-school <p></p><p>The Color Dash is a Minnesota-based organization whose mission is to raise local money for local causes.</p><p>The Color Dash is coming to Rhinelander for a 5K run in August to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. Big Brothers and Big Sisters provides professionally-supported one-to-one mentoring services, serving 450 childen in nine northern counties including Oneida, Vilas,&nbsp; and Price.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Ken Krall 21299 at http://wxpr.org The Color Dash Comes To Rhinelander High School Storyteller Joe McHugh Relives Radio's Past http://wxpr.org/post/storyteller-joe-mchugh-relives-radios-past <p></p><p>Saturday evening(7/19) at Nicolet College in Rhinelander you can relive the radio days of yesteryear with a live production at the LRC Theater. Raven Radio Theater presents "Doc Merriweather and the Case of the Carved Wooden Box". Local actors help build the story of a mystery with Northwoods roots. Storyteller Joe McHugh wrote the production. McHugh has been heard on NPR programs and has traveled widely collecting and writing stories.</p><p>Joe McHugh talks about the performance...</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:19:41 +0000 Ken Krall 21250 at http://wxpr.org Storyteller Joe McHugh Relives Radio's Past Black Ash Baskets: Weaving Resistance to Invasive Species http://wxpr.org/post/black-ash-baskets-weaving-resistance-invasive-species <p>The emerald ash borer is having a big impact on forest landscapes and some commercial interests, as it continues to wipe out ash trees in Wisconsin and other parts of the U.S. &nbsp;It also threatens a traditional Native American style of basket weaving.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It can be easy to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> forget that a wooden basket comes from a tree. &nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Matthew Rethaber 21212 at http://wxpr.org Black Ash Baskets: Weaving Resistance to Invasive Species Artarama Comes to Eagle River for 42nd Year http://wxpr.org/post/artarama-comes-eagle-river-42nd-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eagle River is hosting a long-running art show and sale this weekend.&nbsp; About a hundred exhibitors will participate in the </span>42<sup>nd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> year of </span>Artarama<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the juried fine art event.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Artarama chairperson Lori Hahn says it’s a competitive process to get into the show, and a committee tries to select a diverse representation of art forms.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:42:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21209 at http://wxpr.org