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New art gallery opening in Menomonie
Menomonie (Press Release) - University of Wisconsin-Stout student Hannah Schroeder has recruited fellow art students and local artists to join her in launching Menomonie's newest art gallery.
The cooperative art gallery, Gallery 111, has its grand opening from 7-10 p.m., tonight, Jan. 11, at 111 East Main Street.
According to the gallery founders, the grand opening date was selected because of the relationship between the gallery's name, its address and the numerals of today's date (1/11/10).
The cooperative gallery will display and sell a variety of works from student and community artists.
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A whole heck of a lot of artists around the Chippewa Valley spend time talking about arts co-ops. Unfortunately, I think, the majority of that talk ends up as wasted breath over a pitcher of Berghoff at the Joynt or whatever the Menomonie/Chippewa Falls counterpart might be. There are a handful of art co-op type organizations in existence right now (like Arts Coming Together, Tangled Up in Hue), and there have been honest-to-god attempts in the past (Destini Artworks, anyone?), but truly strong and active art co-ops seem to be at a premium around these parts. However, some artists in Menomonie hope to change that.
Eight UW-Stout art students and two townies are starting a new co-op art gallery in downtown Menomonie – looking to have local people display and sell their creative works. Gallery 111, named for the store’s address (111 Main Street E.), is slated to open January 11, but has been displaying items from Stout students since December 18. Art from the founding members – as well as those who helped with the renovation – will be shown at the opening. Soon, others can join the co-op, so if you’re interested in getting involved or following the progress of the gallery, check out its website:Gallery111Menomonie.com. And check out the blog.
"Menomonie goes East" By: Tyler Griggs
To help offset the costs of renovating and opening Menomonie's new art co-op Gallery 111, co-owner Hannah Schroeder met with local musicians to contribute songs for a CD which they could sell. The CD, East of the River, features songs donated by all-girl folk trio Feathe, former The New Science member Savannah Smith and the acoustic/electronica The New Audrey and more. See the full list here.
The CD is available for $5 and can be purchased at Gallery 111 (111 Main Street E., Menomonie) when it opens Jan. 11 or by e-mail request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to a full article on Gallery 111 in Volume One's Jan. 28 issue.