April 2013 – January 2014
The author of 97 views of Lake Menomin invites you to attend this reading. This reading will be a verbal/visual anecdotal story of the U.W.-Stout Art Department, it’s beginnings in 1964 and Mr. Schulman’s beginnings in 1966 as an Artist and developing Art Educator. It also records the author wrestling with verbal and visual relationships that eventually climb into poetry. The poetry included will help describe his artistic philosophy.
Currently, Mr. Schulman is an 83 year old artist working in a professional studio lodged in the Dunn County Historical Museum in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park. He retired from teaching in 1992, shutting down his original Studio in his home; began renting various studio spaces until he found his current haven in the Rassbach Museum.
97 Views of Lake Menomin is his 3rd publication since retiring from teaching. His first pamphlet was titled “In the Collage of Life”. His first book was titled “Scribbles, Images & Words”. All will be exhibited at the reading.
Darby Nelson, author of For Love of Lakes
“We say we love our lakes yet we not only allow but participate in their deterioration. To love something is to protect it, to keep it from harm. What explains this paradoxical relationship between humans and lakes? Darby’s talk based on his book, For Love of Lakes, explores this puzzle. Using Powerpoint, he will blend together basic elements of lake ecology and the human behaviors that explain our odd relationship with the lakes we love.”
B.J. Hollars is the author of two books of nonfiction, a short story collection, and has also served as editor for three anthologies. An assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, he lives a simple existence with his wife, son, dog, and their books.
B.J. Hollars: Sightings: Stories. In addition to his short stories and editing work, B.J. Hollars is the author of two books of nonfiction, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and The Last Lynching in America and Opening Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Tuscaloosa. Part of the Chippewa Valley Book Festival
Around the Farm Table takes viewers through our farming landscape to shine a spotlight on Midwestern farmers and artisan food producers. The show is designed to uplift our understanding of sustainable farming practices through stories, recipes and information all delivered with a dose of fun, entertainment and original music. Our host, Inga Witscher, is a fourth-generation organic dairy farmer whose knowledge and disarming charm gets even the most quiet farmers to join in the conversation. Driven to seek out the best ingredients our region has to offer, each episode follows Inga as she gathers what she needs to produce a meal that celebrates our landscape and our appetites, Around the Farm Table.
A passionate dairy farmer, Inga Witscher and her husband Joe Maurer own and operate a small organic dairy farm near Osseo, Wisconsin. When she’s not setting up pastures for their cows to graze, milking the 15 Jerseys, making cheese with her father, or indulging her passions for gardening and cooking, Inga turns her attention to collaborating on narratives for Around the Farm Table. After growing up on her family’s dairy farm on the West Coast, making cheese on the East Coast, she is thrilled to now be in the middle of the country, home to truly happy cows, and a vibrant agri-culture all of which she loves to celebrate Around the Farm Table.
Winter Film Series. The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Prisoners In the rural New England town of Brockton, Massachusetts, neighbors and friends the Dovers and the Birches gather for Thanksgiving dinner, but by the end of the night, their celebration turns to panic when the families’ two youngest daughters go missing. As the hours pass and the girls don’t turn up, it becomes terrifyingly apparent they’ve been kidnapped. After the cops fail to find them, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) decides to take the law into his own hands, running up against dedicated Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). But even as Loki is diligently working against the clock to solve the case, Keller will stop at nothing to get their prime suspect to talk before it’s too late.
Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.
In the year 2154, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.