Everyday Icons - Artists Reception & Art Talk

December 10, 2021 | Riverfront Rm

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Everyday Icons

Artists Reception
5-8 p.m. | James W Hansen Gallery

Artist Talk featuring artist Patti See
6 p.m. | Riverfront Rm

Grab a drink at our lobby bar and join us for an evening of artfull conversations. Have you ever wondered what inspired an artist to create their work? Have you been curious as to what materials they used and how long it took them to create? Meet the exhibiting artists, listen to their stories and methods, and ask them questions about their work in an enjoyable evening of free-flowing conversation.

 Exhibit Information


About Patti See

Patti See’s articles, fiction and poetry have appeared in Brevity, Salon Magazine, The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Southwest Review, HipMama, Inside HigherEd and many other magazines, journals and anthologies. She is the co-editor (with Bruce Taylor) of Higher Learning: Reading and Writing About College and a poetry collection, Love's Bluff. Her award-winning blog “Our Long Goodbye: One Family’s Experiences with Alzheimer’s Disease” has been read in over 100 countries.

She was also a frequent contributor to Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio, and she currently writes a monthly column, “Sawdust Stories,” for the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

Her essay collection, “Here on Lake Hallie: In Praise of Barflies, Fix-It Guys, and Other Folks from Our Hometown,” is forthcoming from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press in 2022.

Patti’s new collection of brief essays, Here on Lake Hallie: In Praise of Barflies, Fix-It Guys, and Other Folks From Our Hometown is slated to be published in Spring 2022 by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Patti lives on Lake Hallie, just outside Chippewa Falls. Her book's chapters, many of which were originally published in the Sawdust Stories column of the Leader-Telegram, celebrate small-town life in the Chippewa Valley. From her childhood memories of supper clubs, thrift sales, and cribbage games, to the midlife concerns that accompany having a son in the military, a parent with Alzheimer’s, and a private onsite septic system, these are humorous and heartfelt essays about See's love for her hometown and its people.

Free and Open to the Public
December 10, 2021 - 5:00 pm

All gallery events are free, however you must reserve a ticket to attend. Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test that's been taken within 72 hours of the event will be required