Arts en Torches, Pigments and Wax: Encaustic Painting at School of the 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 Torches, Pigments and Wax: Encaustic Painting at School of the Arts Black Ash Baskets: Weaving Resistance to 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 Black Ash Baskets: Weaving Resistance to Invasive Species Artarama Comes to Eagle River for 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 Local Artists Compete in Northern National Exhibit <p>The Northern National art show opens next week at the Nicolet College gallery.&nbsp; It features almost ninety works from artists around the country, including several from Wisconsin and the Northwoods.</p><p>Lac du Flambeau artist Christine Alfery says after moving to the Northwoods from Madison…she finds national shows like this one offer important exposure…and a chance to be inspired by other artists.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 21128 at 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