Arts en Sculptures Line Ironwood's Aurora Loop <p>Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood, Michigan, unveiled a new art exhibit last weekend.&nbsp; As WXPR Contributor Monie Shackleford reports, artists unveiled twelve temporary outdoor pieces along a one-mile trail called the Aurora Loop. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The one mile loop winds through forests and meadows, and many of the art pieces have a natural theme and use natural materials.&nbsp; When Amy Anderson heard about the plans for Art in the Park, she had an immediate idea of what she would create.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Monie Shackleford 20568 at Sculptures Line Ironwood's Aurora Loop How to Be A Jazz Musician <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month a group of jazz musicians from all over the country gathered for a long weekend outside of </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Eight of them were professional musicians, and a dozen of them were students…at Holiday Acres’ annual Northwoods Jazz Camp.&nbsp;</span></p><p>WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski went to talk with some of the teachers and students…and came away with a few tips on how to learn to be a jazz musician.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19600 at How to Be A Jazz Musician Summer Paper and Book Arts Series Looks at the Local <p>An arts nonprofit is focusing on local artists and sense of place with its summer workshop series.&nbsp; The Mill Paper and Book Arts Center has put together a series of three classes with the theme Locally Grown.&nbsp;</p><p>Mill co-director Debbie Jircik says the goal of the series is to bring master teachers to the Northwoods to share their knowledge of art processes.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:56:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19158 at Northern Resort to Host Art Fair <p>A Lac du Flambeau resort is holding an art fair this weekend.&nbsp; The event hosted by Dillman’s Bay Resort showcases artists doing one-hour demonstrations of their work.&nbsp;</p><p>President of Dillman’s Creative Arts Foundation Denny Robertson says the resort has been hosting art workshops since 1978…that draw locals and visitors from big cities.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:25:20 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 19091 at Land O' Lakes Residents Reflect on Goals, Dreams In Public Art Project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Land O' Lakes is home to a new public art project with an international reputation.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s called Before I Die. It’s a kind of interactive mural project...that asks people to fill in the blank: "Before I die…"</span></p><p>“I want to see the cubs win the world series,” says one respondent.</p><p>“Before I die, I would like to see a kinder world,” says another. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:23:38 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 18790 at Land O' Lakes Residents Reflect on Goals, Dreams In Public Art Project Nicolet to Host WRAP Show; Entry Deadline Soon <p>There’s a call for entries for the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, also known as WRAP, to be held at Nicolet College in June. Katy Ralph is the gallery director at Nicolet College, and she encourages all artists over the age of 14 to send in their original work.</p><blockquote><p>"And that is for anybody who does any kind of art: 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional. They don’t need to be a practicing artist, and may never have shown their work before, but we just want people to get their work on the walls."</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 12:14:10 +0000 Emily Bright 18118 at Theater Goes Digital in Three Lakes <p>The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will debut a new digital film projector this weekend.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The center raised $50,000 for a digital projector and sound system after their 35 millimeter projector broke last year.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Technical Director and projectionist Paul Johnson says the new equipment offers a big change in quality.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:53:54 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15860 at "WisconsinCity" Opens at ArtStart <p>Rhinelander’s ArtStart gallery is open with its first exhibit of the year.</p><p>Entitled “WisconsinCity” the show features the work of contemporary artists from Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley.&nbsp;</p><p>ArtStart President Ken Juon says it came out of a curiosity to see what emerging Wisconsin artists were up to.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:45:36 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15820 at "WisconsinCity" Opens at ArtStart Slideshow: Youth Art and Why It's Important <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">March is Youth Art Month.&nbsp; </span>WXPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Contributor Beth Brown Anderson wanted to find out what makes art important to many people, so she posed the question to a group of artists and art educators visiting a gallery in Land O Lakes. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Beth Brown Anderson 15771 at Slideshow: Youth Art and Why It's Important Land O' Lakes Art Show Spotlights Youth Work <p>March is national Youth Art Month.&nbsp; <a href="" target="_blank">Land O' Lakes Area Artisans</a>, or LOLA, is putting the spotlight on young artists’ work with a gallery exhibit.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The show features almost ninety works from local elementary and homeschooled students.&nbsp;</span></p><p>LOLA Programming Director Wendy Powalisz&nbsp;says she’s busy framing the art pieces…which are loosely inspired by the four seasons.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:03:42 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15127 at Land O' Lakes Art Show Spotlights Youth Work