May 6, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Dean Kallenbach
Local Artist’s Life, Work to be Featured on Spectrum West May 10
“Kay Dawson Retrospective: Her Life in Art” will be featured on Spectrum West from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network, this Friday, May 10 at 5 p.m. on 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls. Other topics include “Burleigh Grimes: Baseball’s Last Legal Spitballer,” the annual Beaver Creek Reserve photo contest, a collaborative spring concert event and the Creative Drive Art Tour.
Host Al Ross welcomes David Caradori, ceramic artist and curator of “Kay Dawson Retrospective: Her Life in Art,” on display at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire through May 28. Kay Dawson was a long-time resident of the Eau Claire area whose still life paintings and drawings have been shown throughout the Midwest.
“What’s On-Stage in Western Wisconsin” with special correspondent Jim Oliver features area theater. Oliver also interviews and Joe Niese, author of “Burleigh Grimes: Baseball’s Last Legal Spitballer.” Niese is a librarian in Chippewa Falls and a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.
Lynn Barrie, from Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, will talk about its annual photo contest. The nature photography contest categories include mammals, birds, dynamics of nature, landscapes and more.
Gordon Murphy is the executive director of the Chippewa Valley Symphony. Murphy and the Symphony are preparing for the spring concert, “Ode to Joy,” a collaborative music event featuring The Master Singers and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Concert Choir, performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Murphy will preview the concert scheduled for May 11.
Potter John Onkka will join the show to preview the annual Creative Drive Art Tour coming to four locations in western Wisconsin the weekend of May 18-19 and featuring over 60 artists.
Spectrum West is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in Western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts, and much more. It is heard weekly on Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW/River Falls.
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