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Japanese Fine Artist
Video | November 24, 2016
Japanese Artist Manabu Ikeda creates a mind-boggling world within a world of minute detail in his landscape art. It took him three years to complete a 13x10 feet masterpiece while finishing just four square inches a day. His painstaking detail became even more amazing after he dislocated his right shoulder, forcing him to paint with his left arm in the middle of his project.
Black Cat Alley
Video | November 3, 2016
Milwaukee is often referred to as America’s most segregated city. Artist Tia Richardson hopes to combat those negative stereotypes by painting her city in a positive light.
Wisconsin Life #407: “Past and Present”
Video | November 2, 2016
Meet a Milwaukee street artist, the Wollersheim wine maker, a loving grandpa from Rosendale, and a UW-Stout professor who designed his own video game.
Wooden Doll Couple
Video | October 27, 2016
Creating distinctive art requires a combination of ability and instinct. Artists often work alone, until the vision in their head translates into the reality in their hands. That was the story for married artists Amy Arnold and Kelsey Sauber Olds. He made wooden furniture and she created felted dolls. Then they started working together.
Wisconsin Life #406: “Ardent Artists”
Video | October 26, 2016
Meet a Purple Martin breeder, a UW-Madison dance professor, a husband and wife who run their own craft shop, the founders of Guitars for Vets, and a pool hall prodigy from Waukesha.
Steampunk
Video | October 13, 2016
For the last three years, Anita Peterson has been obsessed with steampunk. She makes her own outfits and accessories and holds steampunk themed parties. All done in the small town of Lodi, WI.
Wisconsin Life #405: "From the Heart"
Video | October 12, 2016
Visit a farm animal sanctuary, a renovated concert hall in Comstock, a lavender farm on Washington Island, a retirement home with a passion for ping pong and a Steampunk community in a small Wisconsin town.
Oulu Glass
Video | October 6, 2016
Tucked back into the woods around Oulu, Wisconsin you’ll find a glass studio and gallery that looks more like a hobbit house. The owners Sue and Anton Vojacek are modern day glass blowers who use techniques thousands of years old to make their glass art.
Wisconsin Life #403: Adventure Awaits
Video | October 5, 2016
Meet a world-champion curler who coaches the U.S. Paralympic Curling team, a Rubik’s Cube record holder, an urban-wildlife photographer, a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse historian who leads historic bike tours, and a couple whose glass-art studio is located deep in the North Woods.
Wisconsin Life #402: “Guiding Lights & Gurus"
Video | September 28, 2016
Meet a man who leads an after-school boxing program for at-risk youth, an artist who paints extremely realistic landscapes, a volunteer firefighter, a DNR wildlife program associate who leads crane-watching events, and a “The Andy Griffith Show” fan who drives a replica Mayberry squad car.

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