The paper and printing industries have strong legacies throughout the Fox Valley. In February, our new rotating Art Showcase at the Community Foundation puts printing in a new light — as art. Printmaker Joann Mariahazy (pictured above) has her “Falling Quilts” series on display at our office building, where we are using one of our […]
It is no secret that the Fox Valley region is rich in arts and culture — it’s part of what makes our community so special. So, when the Community Foundation expanded and renovated our office space two years ago, we knew we needed to find a way to incorporate local art into our environment. This […]
In addition to its many exhibits and events, the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah will soon be able to hold in-person classes like this one again. The museum is supported by many generous donors in the community. By Amy G. Moorefield, Executive Director, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass “Flexible pivots” has been our mantra over […]
By Emily Pappin Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region A $4,352 grant through the Chilton Area Community Foundation is bringing exciting changes to art classes at Chilton Middle School. Chilton art teacher Brittni Nelson will introduce 10 iPads, complete with cases and a charging station, into her classroom this fall, as a way for […]
By Brian Leone Tracy Resource Development Director, Appleton Downtown, Inc The fun and educational children’s program Creative Kids is returning to downtown Appleton this summer for its second installment. Creative Kids was created by Creative Downtown Appleton in partnership with The Building for Kids and is tied to the popular interactive art walk, Art on […]
Since May, I’ve hosted 18 Community Conversations on behalf of your Community Foundation that have aired on the nonprofit radio station 91.1 The Avenue and appear on its website.
Look at the paperweight-shaped glass buttons that Portland, Ore., artist Greg Hanson creates and it’s not hard to trace his inspiration. The Appleton native was highly influenced by the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah. “The people of the Fox Valley don’t know what a gem they have,” Hanson said. He was in town for […]