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Art Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

About the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

The State Theatre provides a home base for many Eau Claire area art, theatre, music, and dance organizations.

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Sculpture Renovation Completed

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The lines and shadows of the twisted metal sculpture near the corner of Farwell and Eau Claire Street have always intrigued Chippewa Valley Symphony Executive Director Mark Blaskey, but years of wear and tear had taken its toll on the piece. Rather than see it fall into a heap of scrap metal, Blaskey chose to bring it back to its former glory by renovating it himself.

The sculpture was donated anonymously to the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council back in the 1970's. In 2006, a UWEC student by the name of Theo Howard attempted to restore the rusting piece, however the fix was temporary and, before long, a full renovation was needed. Blaskey, whose office is in the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, took on the challenge. His experience with welding and metal-working made the challenge achievable and a winning bid from Jeremy Harrison and Lori Bica Harrison at the annual ECRAC Jubilee fundraising event provided the money needed to complete it.

On Monday, November 28, after one year and more than eighty hours of work by Blaskey, the sculpture was dedicated in the name of the Harrison's children, Julian and Calder Harrison. Blaskey stated he was "…proud to be a part of this event. Art in whatever form is an important part of any community."

 

Upcoming Exhibits

SAVE THE DATE!

Monday, February 27th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Jubilee fundraising event date has been set for June 8, 2017! This event will take place at Florian Gardens and our featured…

Call For Artists

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Calling all artists! Make your art into an award for our 2017 Jubilee fundraiser held at Florian Gardens on June 8! We will have a lot of awards to…

Mel Flannery to Perform with the Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Mel Flannery of Mel Flannery Trucking Co. and Jesus on the Mainline is traveling from New York all the way to the State Theatre to perform with the…

Join our Street Team!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Who wants some free breakfast?! Join our Street Team! We are looking for fun-loving individuals/groups to help us out hand out posters to local…

We're on Instagram!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

We're on Instagram and you should follow us because we have lots of pictures and stories to share with you! Follow us @EauClaire_Arts or click below…