Monday, March 06, 2006

First Tuesday Concert, March 7th, Noon

The First Congregational Church will host Steve Hazell in concert at noon Tuesday. The program begins promptly at noon with a wonderful soup and sandwich lunch at 12:30. There is nothing ordinary about the First Tuesday Concerts and nothing ordinary about the soups and fresh fancy breads. It is a free event but you are free to make donations. This is a community event and all are welcome. Be there.
Art Walk Recap
It was an enjoyable night Saturday for the Art Walk. The weather cooperated this month and I heard much talk concerning the warmer weather to come. It is almost impossible to go to every place on the 'Walk' during the three hours and I'll give you a sampling of what caught my eye. The Sparr Gallery has acquired a number of 100 year old prints (Toulouse Latrec) and framed them. Some of the originals hang at the Louvre in Paris. Prices on some of these prints are $1,500. A new 'bead' shop has opened. It is directly across from the Grand Opera House entrance on the corner. Called "Oshkosh Bead Market", it is a work in progress with a larger variety of beads each day. They told me that they will be open during each and every Art Walk...but don't wait 'til April. They are open most every day. I stopped by Sweet Usoapia on Market St. Owner Misha Dubinsky-Hesse calls herself a 'soapcrafter'. She is also an accomplished artist and a great conversationalist.
The Oshkosh Public Library was open Saturday night for the Art Walk but didn't seem to have a lot of visitors. A very talented group of 7th and 8th graders provided the art which is still being shown in the lower level. Some of these children have a future in art. I was awestruck by some of the items I saw. People who didn't stop by the library also missed out on the cocktail shrimp and other wonderful snacks there. The snacks are gone but the art is still there. Check it out.

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