newARTS Art News for June 16, 2011 – A weekly service of newARTS, the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council. Our goal is to keep you informed and up-to-date on a wide variety of arts activities and opportunities available in the region. New information is provided in each edition.
For a weekly update of arts news from all over the state of Wisconsin, visit the "News and Events" page at http://www.newartscouncil.org.
ARTS EVENTS, INC./NEWARTS EVENTS:
Bayfest Live Debuts this Weekend! Downtown Green Bay will welcome long-standing community event with a new sound on Friday, June 17th from 4 to 11 pm and Saturday, June 18th from 11 am to 11 pm. Bayfest Live is changing it up with fresh acts and a focus on music. All stages and main acts can be seen with the $5 admission fee, and VIP packages are also available for $15 to $20. In addition to experiencing great musical offerings event-goers can expect their favorite festival foods, a variety of activities for children and a marketplace featuring a selection of unique goods. For more information, go to http://www.artseventsinc.com/bayfest/ or call (920) 435-5220.
newARTS has teamed up with The Green Bay Exchange Club to offer a Raffle for the Riches at Bayfest Live this year! For a $2 ticket, you get the chance to win one of three prize packages: $1500 cash, patio set, gas grill and high end cooler; $1000 cash and golf package worth $500; or $500 cash and a 32” flat screen TV. Proceeds benefit newARTS and The Green Bay Exchange Club. Drawing held at 6 pm on Saturday, June 18th.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
2011 Wet Whistle Wine Festival – Call for Artists! Community Improvement of Algoma Main Street Program and our partnering sponsors, the von Stiehl Winery and the Farm Market Kitchen, invite you to attend the 2011 Wet Whistle Wine Festival, which promises to be a special 10 year anniversary celebration. This is a great opportunity to experience the fine selection of wines from Algoma’s own award-winning von Stiehl Winery, heritage foods prepared by Algoma’s Farm Market Kitchen, fine arts vendors, live music, and celebrity and competitive grape stomping.
Please note the change of days – Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th. For more information, go to http://algomamainstreet.org/?p=167. For registration, go to http://algomamainstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Fine-Art-Brochure-20111.pdf.
Bruce Marshall Dance Studio - Semi-Private Dance Lessons Summer Special - Bruce Marshall Dance Studio will offer a $15 per person per night special on summer classes starting July 18th through August 11th.
For more information, go http://brucemarshalldance.com/.
The ARTgarage and The Avenue 91.1 - Gallery Night, Tonight, June 16th from 5 to 9 pm - Join them for this fantastic evening of art, demonstrations, music and refreshments! Demonstrations include a few art techniques including a wire tree demo by Ann Preston and an insta- books demo by Katrina Blasingame, our newest studio artist. The front gallery features the photography work of artist, Kara Counard, featuring portraits of women called the 101 Women Project. Come, enjoy the art and music, talk with the artists, and have a few refreshments!
The ARTgarage is located at 1400 Cedar St., Green Bay. For more information, call (920) 448-6800 or go to http://www.theartgarage.org.
Collage Art Workshop - The Art of Collage: An Exploration of Materials and Techniques, at the Windhover Center for the Arts - Saturday, June 18th from 10 am to 4 pm - Artist Randel Plowman will be conducting a collage workshop. Randel Plowman has worked in collage since 1982, and his art has been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States. His pieces have appeared in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, including the Cincinnati Art Museum. Plowman’s work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today and was featured in How to Design magazine, Artist Magazine and Somerset Studio. He curated, Masters: Collage for Sterling Publishing, a book featuring the work of over 40 contemporary collage artists and is currently working on a collage book based on his collage workshops.
He and has a popular collage blog: http://acollageaday.blogspot.com/ where he post his daily collages. He currently lives and works in Madison Wisconsin where he is pursuing an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
For more information about the workshop, please contact: Randel Plowman at (414) 429-3738 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer in the Park – The Stellanovas (folk) – Today, June 16th from 11:30 am to 2 pm – Jackson Square Park - Concessions provided by St. Brendan's Inn, Los Banditos and Thibby’s Ice Cream. Free kids’ crafts on-site provided by the Green Bay Area Children’s Museum. The rain site for the event: The ARTgarage (1400 Cedar Street).
For more information, go to http://downtowngreenbay.com/summerinthepark.
Gallery Nite Features Boys & Girls Club Art! Tonight, Thursday, June 16th from 5 to 9 pm. Hop on a free trolley at 10 galleries in the Olde Main Street District with a taste from Olde Main Street restaurants. Artwork by the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay at The Attic Books & Coffee.
For more information, go to http://downtowngreenbay.com/gallerynite.
The Daily Buzz - Friday, June 17th at 3 pm – Katie Herzig (acoustic set) and at 5 pm – Carbon Leaf (acoustic set). Catch these two Bayfest acts before they hit the big stage at Bayfest Live!
The Daily Buzz is located in the lobby of the Bellin Building, 130 E. Walnut St., downtown Green Bay.
Cup O' Joy – Weekend Entertainment – Friday, June 17th – Sammy Horner & The Hollands (Folk Celtic) – Show at 7:30 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm. Saturday, June 18th – God in Spanish / Dios en espanol! (Hispanic night) Show at 7:30 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm.
Cup O’ Joy is located at 232 S. Broadway, downtown Green Bay. For more information, call (920) 435-3269 or go to http://www.cupojoy.com. No cover charge - This evening is supported by your donation!
Chefusion – Weekend Entertainment - Friday, June 17th at 8 pm –Jamie Fletcher. Saturday, June 18th at 8 pm – Lee Tomboulian.
Chefusion is located at 307 N. Broadway, Green Bay. For more information, go to http://www.chefusion.com or call (920) 432-2300.
The Attic Books & Coffee – Deja Vu - Saturday, June 18th from 7 to 9 pm – Free and open to the public!
The Attic Books and Coffee is located at 730 Bodart St., Green Bay. More information at http://www.theatticbooks.com.
The ARTgarage Needs Your Help! Help fundraise for The ARTgarage by shopping at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, June 18th! Anyone purchasing items that day can request the ARTgarage receive a donation from the purchase (20%) if mentioned before the sale is rung up or buy online from June 18th through 23rd by entering the ID code at online checkout.
For more information, go to http://www.theartgarage.org.
Brown County Library Announces Summer in the City Line-Up! Brown County Library’s performing arts series, Summer in the City, returns for its 24th year! Part of the 2011 One World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program, this series, funded in part by the Green Bay Packers Foundation, provides free performing arts experiences for children and their families. These Wednesday programs for school-age audiences (ages 5 and up) are held at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm in the Brown County Central Library Auditorium, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay. Each performance lasts approximately 45 minutes. Seating is limited, and is available on a first-arrival basis. Reservations are only needed for groups of ten or more and can be made one week in advance for each program by calling the Children’s Department at (920) 448-5846. Additionally, students in grades K-12 can ride the city buses FREE to and from most Brown County Libraries from 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays, June 15th through August 10th just by showing their library card. This offer does not apply to groups and is not available in Pulaski, Wrightstown, Denmark or Howard. This complimentary service is provided by Green Bay Metro.
For scheduled programs, go to http://www.browncountylibrary.org/
CULTURE AND COMMUNITY:
National Railroad Museum – Day Out With Thomas - Wednesday, June 22nd through 26th - Get on the fast track to Day Out With Thomas at the National Railroad Museum! Visitors can take a 25-minute ride on a train pulled by a full size Thomas the Tank Engine! The event also features a meet and greet with Sir Topham Hatt, storytelling, live music, outdoor games and much more! Advance Tickets are recommended.
For more information, go to http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/en-us/default.aspx.
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