The Lecture & Fine Arts Series contracts with national caliber master-artists in all disciplines to conduct residencies, workshops and classroom presentation, in addition to public performances. UW-Marathon County students benefit from these fine art offerings, and the campus continues to excel as a vigorous and vital regional center of learning and scholarship in the arts.
For the spring semester of 2015, we will have the following artists in residency:
- March 9, Max Garland, Wisconsin Poet Laureate
Max will be working with creative writing students at 1 pm and will have a public reading at 7 pm in the UW Center for Civic Engagement James F. Veninga Theater (free of charge). The creative writing class will be open that day to other participants. If you are interested in attending, please contact professor Jill Stukenberg at email@example.com
- April 6 - 8, Tim Fisher, painter
Tim will meet with art students at various times from April 6 – 8. Guests are welcome to visit these classes. Please contact art professor Diana Budde at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. He will also do a free public presentation in room 180 at 7 pm on April 8.
- April 10 – 11, Groove for Thought, vocal jazz performers
Groove for Thought is a seven-member a capella group who rose to fame on NBC’s The Sing-Off. They will work with choir students at noon on April 10 and will have a drop-in Q&A session at 1 pm in room 206. They will work with vocal ensembles from throughout the state during the day on April 11 at part of the second annual UWMC Vocal Jazz Festival. Interested high school and college groups are invited to participate. Please contact music professor Tim Buchholz at email@example.com to register.
At 7 pm on April 11 in the UW Center for Civic Engagement James F. Veninga Theater Groove For Thought will perform an evening of classic tunes in a jazz style unlike anything you’ve ever heard. General admission is $10. UWMC students and festival participants are free.