Earth Day is April 22nd, and organizers are gearing up for the fourth annual Sustainability Fair in Rhinelander.
Co-chair Ann Eshelman says it’s going to be the biggest one yet, with about 30 exhibitors ranging from green contractors to local farms.
“It’s a wide variety of exhibitors. We have people in the construction business, we have people in the gardening business, we have people in the retail business. And we also have a lot of organizations that are conveying information about their sustainability mission.”
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.”
ArtStart kicks off a new summer exhibit today in Rhinelander. It’s the first show to go up in the gallery after a series of renovations.
The work on display in the "Art of Hunting and Fishing" ranges from woodcuts and drawings of duck hunters, to a collection of antique decoys and a birchbark canoe. ArtStart Board President Ken Juon says he hopes the outdoorsy topic will appeal even to those who might not typically find themselves in a gallery.