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April 3, 2017


This week we are highlighting some of the artists that make up the creative mosaic of Wisconsin art. From mysterious yarn installations to D-I-Y projects, every community has something unique to offer the art world.

Looking for Wisconsin Life original artwork? Don't forget to check out our comic "Something About a Flower" by local artist Rodney Lambright II. 

In honor of this week's theme, we invite you to let your creative spirit soar! Get in touch and let us know what inspires you.
- Your Wisconsin Life team
Have You Heard?
The Explosive Art Of Stick Vega

Some people make art using paint; others draw. Artist Stick Vega uses gun powder to create pop art. 

He discovered the potential of gun powder for art while on a business trip in China where he saw the work of Cai Guo-Qiang, a contemporary Chinese painter. Hear about his journey from businessman to explosive artist. Boom!

Have You Seen?
Building A Family Business Around The Nyckelharpa
Earl Holzman’s life has always revolved around music. He met his wife DoAnn folk dancing in the early 1980s, and their son Ian Holzman became a fiddle player. It’s only fitting that Earl would later become a luthier, a person who builds stringed instruments.
Over time, as Ian began playing the nyckelharpa, Earl built a family business around the Swedish folk instrument. Earl became an expert at building these traditional instruments that have 16 strings with 37 wooden keys. Watch how this craftsman mastered the art of building the nyckelharpa!
Out In The Field 
Inside The Studio With Wosart 
Producer Trevor Keller recently went to visit artist Jon Wos for an upcoming story. At birth, Jon was diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, a congenital condition which makes him more susceptible to fractures due to weakness in his bones. After discovering art as a creative outlet, Jon become an award-winning artist working in several art forms, including glass art and oil painting. 
Wisconsin Life Links We Love
Through the years, Wisconsin Life has met and shared the stories of many different types of artists all over the state. Here are a few of our favorites:
"Something About A Flower"

Storyteller Rodney Lambright II's comic series features the rich, multi-generational relationship between a single father, his young daughter and his retirement-age parents. 

Having trouble reading this? Click here to open the comic in your browser.
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