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Watch Wisconsin Life Episode 103

This week, the stories of life around Wisconsin include a trio of Lake Geneva mail boat jumpers, a woodcarver who captures delicate details, the director of Milwaukee’s Latino Strings Orchestra, a Madison photographer who documents the night skies and a roving band of “yarn guerillas” in La Crosse. 

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Feather artist Tom Tyers hand carves and paints feathers that are so lifelike that people often mistake his work for real feathers. Could you tell the difference?

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Woven Together

Jacksonport artists, Sandra and Wence, share the story of how they came to work out of a two-story studio in Door County… and how their artistic relationship led to a surprising outcome.

Produced by Joe Astrouski. 

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Wisconsin Inspires Metal Artist’s Work

We generally think of skillets as utilitarian objects, the work horses of the kitchen. But they can also be works of art. Producer Erin Clune brings us the story of a Madison artist making something beautiful out of the functional.

Photo: If It’s Hip It’s Here 

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"Beasties" in the Garden

For more than forty years, Wisconsin-born artist Dennis Pearson’s brightly-colored “Beasties,” fiberglass make-believe animals, have been spreading cheer in yards around Wisconsin. Producer Nancy Camden found out the story behind the beasts. 

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"Beasties" and their kin in Wisconsin yards.

Photos: Nancy Camden 

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Jim Moran is the Director of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers.  It’s the largest collection of wood type in the world.

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