Duo to perform in Menomonie

MENOMONIE — “Patchouli & Terra Guitarra: The Landscape of Guitar” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 E. Main St.

“After 23 years of touring and 22 albums, guitarist/artist Bruce Hecksel and poet/songtress Julie Patchouli created an original concept using Hecksel’s Terra Guitarra acrylic paintings of ‘guitar landscapes,’ where every element is a guitar shape, colorfully glittering like stained glass,” reads a news release. “The duo animated and composed the paintings to flow with the music performance seamlessly, producing a living vibrant backdrop.”

Tickets are $20, or $18 for students and seniors. Call 715-235-0001 or visit mabeltainter.org for details. For more information about the performance, visit landscapeofguitar.com.

Eau Claire writer earns honor

A 2021 Wisconsin Creative Champion Award went to Ken Szymanski, writer in residence for the city of Eau Claire.

Arts Wisconsin and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities partnered to present the annual awards, which “honor civic leaders as champions and communities in Wisconsin focused on creativity as integral to civic engagement, community vitality, and access for everyone, everywhere in the state,” according to a news release.

LaMoine MacLaughlin, poet laureate in the city of Amery, also was among the eight individuals who earned the award.

From staff reports