One of four sunsets by Graham Washatka that will be on display through November at the "Take Me to the River" exhibit. Washatka also will being doing free portraits and printing on site. Graham Washatka photo.
One of four sunsets by Graham Washatka that will be on display through November at the “Take Me to the River” exhibit. Washatka also will being doing free portraits and printing on site. Graham Washatka photo.

KAUKAUNA — A major exhibition of regional art is coming to the Historic Eagle Mill at Grand Kakalin and will kick off with an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 4, 2016.

The former Thilmany paper mill basement will be transformed into a community celebration of art when “Take Me to the River” takes over the River Level suites of the Historic Eagle Mill at Grand Kakalin, 207 Thilmany Road, Kaukauna, from Nov. 4 to Dec. 2, 2016.

More from the exhibit news release:

The month-long art exhibit will showcase a vast array of local creative talent. Free and open to the public, the exhibit will feature multi-sensory art experiences, pop-ups and art-infused surprises throughout. Highlights will include visual art galleries, live music, audio art, photography, performing art, storytelling, writing, poetry, hair and makeup, fashion, film, interactive projection mapping, and culinary art. Donations appreciatively accepted at the door.

The art exhibit’s opening reception on Nov. 4 will feature live music by Christopher Gold, Nicholas Raymond and LevenhagenArts. The closing celebration on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. will include performances by Hillary Reynolds and Feed the Dog. Music events are also free.

Standard “all ages” open hours are scheduled for Noon-5pm Mondays-Fridays during the exhibit. Evening and weekend events (private and public) in collaboration with this exhibit are also in the works.

The use of the building space was made possible by the generosity of signature sponsor, Stadtmueller & Associates.


Painting/Multi-Media – Cristian Andersson, Gustavo Fares, Michelle Richeson, Patt Huss, Mel Kolstad, Rosa J, Julie Jilek, Rae Blom, Jennifer Levenhagen, Leslie A. Vidas, Brandon Thomas, David Aragon, Ryan Eick, Andrew Linskens

Mobiles & Kinetic Expressions – Dean Flaig

Metal Sculpture – Steven Yankowski, Chris Navarro

Woodcut Prints – Chad Brady | C. E. Brady Art

Letterpress Printing – Lori Vandenberg | Print and Be Merry

Interactive Projection Mapping – Dave Razor Design, Torin Goderstad, Cyber Bullies, Kyle Dietzen

Photography – Mark Ferrell, Che Correa, Carol Toepke, Graham Washatka, Larry Radloff, Amanda Kaladic

Dry Point Printmaking & Photography – Stephanie Harvey

Writing – Joanna Kosowsky Dane (River as Metaphor)

Storytelling/Writing – Tara Pohlkotte | Storycatchers

Makeup/Fashion – VAMP by AJ Artistry & Friends

River Meditation/Guided Imagery – Yoga Story

uPhonium Sound Art – Brad Brautigam | B. Brad Creations

Craft Sound – Princeton Audio

Live Music – Christopher Gold, Adria Ramos, Jennifer Levenhagen | LevenhagenArts, William Baxter, Jon Knudson, Hillary Reynolds, Nicholas Raymond, Backer, RJ Nordlund | Nordlund, Strategic, Feed the Dog, Kevin Mason | Kevin Mason Music (music+storytelling), Kurt Gunn

Events in the Take Me to the River Gallery:

Nov. 4 – OPENING NIGHT (with live music by Christoher Gold, Nicholas Raymond and Levenhagen Arts)

Nov. 9 – Watercolor Demonstration by Lee Mothes

Nov. 11 – Historic Eagle Mill Live Music Basement Sessions

Nov. 16 – Storycatchers: Write + Open Mic

Nov. 17 – The Mindful Artist

Nov. 30 – Fashion & Frets with just beau.

Dec. 2 – CLOSING NIGHT (with live music by Hillary Reynolds and Feed the Dog)

Signature Sponsor – Stadtmueller & Associates

Special Programs Sponsor – Bank of Kaukauna

Fiscal Agent Sponsor – Heart of the Valley Chamber (501c6 non-profit)

Big Cheese Sponsor – Jon Huss Custom Homes

Live Music Sponsors – Jeff & Ben Romenesko DDS | Romenesko Family Dentistry (Appleton), Anonymous

In-Kind Donors – Stone Arch Brew House, Mr. Marbles, Debbie Daanen Photography, Larry Radloff Photography, Rod Reynolds, Tri-City Glass & Door

Media Partners – FOX CITIES Magazine, River + Bay

By staff