Typography exhibit plays on words “Word Play,” an exhibition featuring typographic explorations by Michael Martin, will be on display through Feb. 14 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St. There will also be an artist reception from 7 to 8 p.m. today in the library’s second-floor gallery. Martin’s show celebrates memorable quotes in creative representations. Martin is a Madison-based graphic designer and educator. The exhibit can be
Singer and author featured on WPR Singer Colleen Raye will preview her upcoming performance at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Spectrum West,” which airs at 10 a.m. today on 88.3 WHWC-FM/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls. Raye will speak with host Al Ross about the Colleen Raye Productions presentation of “That’ll Be The Day: The Music of Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstad and Gene
Editor’s note: The weekly “Thumbs Up-Thumbs Down” editorial offers opinions on highs and lows in the news during the past week. Thumbs up: The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is welcoming back some old friends. Library officials have announced that fines owed on overdue library books will be waived starting in the new year. That means that about 8,000 people who have been blocked from checking out items at the library will have their records wiped clean.
Case of art imitating life After days of hearing about tax “reform” and phrases being purged from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection’s vocabulary, like “science-based” and “evidence-based,” I returned home from work to find my family watching a performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” I was ready to leave the day’s news behind when the spirit of Christmas showed Scrooge (representing the 1 percent) two
At 74 years old, artist and retired distinguished UW-Eau Claire professor Anders Shafer thought it was time to do a retrospective show on his work. “I’ve gone through many different stages, so I thought it would be an interesting theme,” Shafer said Wednesday, looking around the completed “Old and New Works” exhibit. Oil paintings and one drawing from different periods of his life are now on display in the second floor gallery of the L.E.
CVTG holds ‘Out of Order’ auditions The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild will hold auditions for its February production “Out of Order” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, and Tuesday, Dec. 12, at The Grand Theatre, 102 W. Grand Ave. The guild is looking for a cast of six men and four women, with parts available for people anywhere from 20 to 60 years old. “Out of Order” is a comedy by Ray Cooney about a junior British government offical’s evening at the