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.
"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."
Rhinelander’s ArtStart gallery is open with its first exhibit of the year.
Entitled “WisconsinCity” the show features the work of contemporary artists from Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley.
ArtStart President Ken Juon says it came out of a curiosity to see what emerging Wisconsin artists were up to.
“We were interested in it just to see who was doing what. We wanted to put together a survey – that’s what we like to do here, is put together group shows, surveys to give a broad range of art experiences to the viewer that comes in.”
March is Youth Art Month. WXPR 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.
During the holiday season, you might be receiving more cards in the mail than you normally do. But how many of those cards are printed by hand? One Rhinelander arts organization is an expert in doing just that. The technique is a combination of old and new techniques.
Daniel Goscha’s tiny printing studio has a cabin-like feel and smells of wood smoke.
He’s standing over an antique letterpress. It’s kind of like a hundred year old copy machine…except it’s made out of metal and…well, there are some other differences too.
Next year’s state park stickers are now on sale. And the DNR is taking submissions for the sticker’s artwork for the following year.
The 2015 state park sticker contest is open to all high school students throughout the state.
DNR spokesperson Paul Holtan says judges are looking for designs that evoke the Wisconsin outdoors.
“We want it to be representative of the parks experience. Whether it’s outdoor activities, wildlife watching, beautiful scenes of the state parks – what they feel is the most important part of visiting our parks.”
Each summer Rhinelander gets hit with what amounts to an explosion of creativity: School of the Arts Rhinelander sets up camp for five days in a local middle school, and holds a slew of art classes for adults. 2013 marked the program's 50th anniversary.
Even though more than half of the 150 students enrolled in School of the Arts are newcomers, it’s not hard to spot the longtime attendees. They’re wearing nametags with colored ribbons to indicate their veteran status. Lee Densmore sports a tag marking 15 years. He’s here for a poetry class.