Artists hold annual watercolor show
FALL CREEK — The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists will open its annual exhibit and sale Wednesday at Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Highway K, north of Fall Creek.
The show features work from 25 artists on subjects ranging from flowers and landscapes to portraits and abstractions. A portion of all sales will go toward Beaver Creek Reserve.
There will be an artist reception from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the nature center that will include free painting activities for children and drawings for artworks donated by the CVWA.
The show will remain open through April 4 and can be viewed at any time during Beaver Creek Reserve’s regular hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Author will speak about book on frac sand mining
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Thomas Pearson, associate professor of anthropology at UW-Stout, will discuss his book “When the Hills are Gone: Frac Sand Mining and the Struggle for Community” during a book talk at 7 p.m. Monday at the Chippewa Falls Public Library, 105 W. Central St.
Pearson’s research has been published in American Anthropologist, Cultural Anthropology, Human Organization and other academic journals.
He also serves as assistant director of UW-Stout’s Honors College and lives in Menomonie.
This event is free and open to the public.
Writers encouraged to share work
Local writers are invited to share original poetry or short prose (5 minutes or less) during “Writers Read: What’s in a Name” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St.
Work should be related to the theme about a name, whether it be the author’s name, the name they wish they had, their name’s origin or meaning.
Jeannie Roberts, author of four poetry collections and one children’s book, and children’s librarian and poet Jessi Peterson will host the program.
Sign-up starts at 5:45 p.m., and listeners are welcome to attend.