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See Snow Sculptors in Action, Jan. 24-25

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Museum’s snow-sculpture partnership with Team USA Snow Sculptors, Mike Martino, Tom Queoff, and Mike Sponholtz carve their portraits — Mount Rushmore style — in winter’s white stuff. See and interact with them while they work, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24-25, Noon-5 pm.

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2015 Birds in Art Prospectus Now Available

The Woodson Art Museum again invites two- and three-dimensional artists working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit original artworks for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2015. See the prospectus for details.

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NEA Grant to Support Guitar Maker’s Woodson Art Museum Residency

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau is one of only 163 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant. The Woodson Art Museum is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support hands-on programs led by Stevens Point guitar designer and artisan John Currier during Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, February 28 through May 31, 2015.

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Spring Guitar Exhibition Strikes a Chord; Museum Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum will promote its spring exhibition, Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, with the help of a $28,250 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant presented by Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. Woodson Art Museum visitors will experience the art and artistry of guitar design, February 28 through May 31, 2015, through design illustrations, guitars, and photographs of performing musicians, all enlivened by a performance series, hands-on Sound Lab, luthier’s studio, guitar collectors’ stories, and more.

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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Milestone Musings

As I welcome another year of life and learning, I’m reframing my definition of milestones from a focus on achievements and events to the journey between each phase of life.

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A Winter Birding Excursion

Although the National Audubon Society’s first Christmas Bird Count was in 1900, my first foray was a few weeks ago when I joined Mary Backus and Sarah Sabatke, members of the Wausau Bird Club. Before this, most of my birding occurred in the spring, summer, and fall. Sure, we keep tabs on the birds coming to our backyard winter feeders, but the idea of going out to search for birds in the winter never really appealed to me – too cold and not a great variety of birds to see, or so I thought.

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The Power of Pictures

Year-end brings a flood of pictorial recaps and remembrances: tributes to public figures who died and a veritable parade of the best-of-the-best images. Each tells a story in a powerful, profound, and personal way.

I was especially struck by The New York Times’ 2014 “Year in Pictures” and likely more so this year than previously because 50 Greatest National Geographic Photographs fills the Woodson Art Museum’s galleries through February 22, 2015.

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