Gathering Spaces

“Gathering Spaces” is a series of stories looking at the different spaces in Wisconsin where people find, build, and shape a sense of community.

Students Take Dance From The Street To Competition

It takes exercise, skill and a lot of practice to move from the streets to a break dancing competition. These ...

Town Raises $300K To Restore One Of Last All-Fieldstone Barns

Town of Chase in Oconto county raised money to restore one of the last European-style barns constructed completely out of ...

Central Wisconsin Center Staff Uses Mosaic Art Project To Inspire Its Developmentally Challenged Clients

Central Wisconsin Center staff uses mosaic art project to inspire its developmentally challenged clients.

Young Actors Perform Shakespeare Plays

In a small church turned theater on Madison’s West side an unusual theater company presents some of Western literature’s greatest ...

Women’s Percussion Ensemble Performs Colorful Rhythms From West Africa

Mami Wata is a women’s percussion ensemble based in Madison, Wisconsin. Nine members strong, the group studies, practices, and performs ...

Gathering Spaces: Prisoners Gather for Music at Oakhill

The Music Room at Oakhill Correctional Institution is a pretty remarkable space. Here, within the walls of a small classroom, ...

Gathering Spaces: Shape Note Singing

The tradition of shape note singing, also known as Sacred Harp singing, does not come from Wisconsin. It originated in ...

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