April – October 2013
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