Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mark Harrod

A diving accident in 2000 left Mark Harrod with a broken vertebrate in his neck. After 4 months of recovery, Harrod vowed then devote his life to one single pursuit. Music. And it shows in the words he chooses for lyrics and the actions he takes on stage. It is his outlet, and he wants it to be yours. Described as a hybrid clone of Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas, Mark Harrod’s music conveys struggle and hardship with and unsurrendering layer of hope and resiliency. In an uncertain world, Harrod confesses his imperfections and accepts them. And this revelation gives him and his onlookers tremendous energy. Harrod calls it, “Pop with a purpose.” Playing solo or with a supporting band, Harrod, who plays both acoustic guitar and piano, has over 15 years of performance experience. A must see, Mark Harrod is arguably one of the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest.

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Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Ryan Mauer

Ryan Mauer is a jazz-infused folk musician borrowing from the sounds of Neil Young, Josh Ritter and the Counting Crows. A seasoned performer, his ever-evolving live performances leave audiences challenged, moved and inspired. He creates a dynamic musical experience that music teachers, music junkies and parents love. We are excited to feature his performance at the Paoli Schoolhouse.

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Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mike McCloskey

Longtime Madison-area musician Mike McCloskey is a singer/guitarist who has played thousands of live performances throughout Wisconsin, and Illinois both as an acoustic solo artist and with Madison WI area bands.His rich musical background has taken him from jazz standards to country, swing, folk, rock, Irish and blues.

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Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Special New Year’s Eve Show! 
Jim White

Madison musician Jim White can be heard around town wielding nothing more than his acoustic guitar and a heartfelt mix of indie-folk and indie-pop tunes. These days, Jim continues entertaining crowds by sharing an eclectic mix of his favorite songs. From Ryan Adams to Justin Townes Earle, Dawes to Death Cab, there’s a little something for everyone.

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Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mike McCloskey

Longtime Madison-area musician Mike McCloskey is a singer/guitarist who has played thousands of live performances throughout Wisconsin, and Illinois both as an acoustic solo artist and with Madison WI area bands.His rich musical background has taken him from jazz standards to country, swing, folk, rock, Irish and blues.

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Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Gallery Opening - Abel Contemporary

Three New Shows:
Michael Schwegmann and Ernest Miller: Everyday Icons
Michael Schwegmann and Ernest Miller have much in common. Residing in the Midwest and working masterfully in clay, both artists create work influenced by their surroundings. Miller is inspired by the landscape and architecture of the rural Midwest. Schwegmann creates facsimiles of ordinary objects and tools, elevating humble objects and making us think about function in our everyday life and in art.

Group Show: Small Works 
The front gallery will feature a show of wide ranging art created by gallery artists working in all media. This annual show has become one of our most popular as an opportunity to acquire work on a smaller scale by some of the galleries most popular artists.

In the Cooler: Teabowl an installation curated by Aedric Donovan
In 1920, Bernard Leach, and his teacher Soji Hamada returned to England from Japan. They brought with them several centuries of Japanese familial ceramic tradition. One important facet of that tradition was the making of bowls for the Japanese Tea Ceremony, a choreographed celebration of simplicity steeped in politics, religion, and ritual. Today the vessels are one of the simplest, and most challenging forms for a potter to make. They serve as a vehicle for infinite expression, and although all good tea bowls meet the expectations of the tradition they find themselves in, no two bowls will be identical. Donovan will transform the cooler into a tea room to display outstanding tea bowls created by contemporary ceramicists.

More Information: abelcontemporary.com/upcoming

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Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Open House - John/Christine Designs

John and Christine invite you to join us at our annual open house event. In the spirit of sharing and caring, we have teamed with Shelter From The Storm for a special event,

Paws to Love

To benefit the Shelter, John/Christine Designs will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales made during the event, as well as the weekend.

We will unveil more exciting details about the event on our website johnchristinedesigns.com, as well as our Facebook page.

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Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Mark Harrod

A diving accident in 2000 left Mark Harrod with a broken vertebrate in his neck. After 4 months of recovery, Harrod vowed then devote his life to one single pursuit. Music. And it shows in the words he chooses for lyrics and the actions he takes on stage. It is his outlet, and he wants it to be yours. Described as a hybrid clone of Dave Matthews and Rob Thomas, Mark Harrod’s music conveys struggle and hardship with and unsurrendering layer of hope and resiliency. In an uncertain world, Harrod confesses his imperfections and accepts them. And this revelation gives him and his onlookers tremendous energy. Harrod calls it, “Pop with a purpose.” Playing solo or with a supporting band, Harrod, who plays both acoustic guitar and piano, has over 15 years of performance experience. A must see, Mark Harrod is arguably one of the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest.

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Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

The Stellanovas

The core of The Stellanovas is the husband-wife team of Mary Gaines & Chris Wagoner. The Stellanovas play “cafe jazz”–intimate, swinging, original, dynamic music accompanied by unique instrumentation…violin, accordion, cello, ukulele, hawaiian guitar and award-winning vocals. Gaines & Wagoner have been mainstays on the Madison and southern-Wisconsin music scene for almost 3 decades, with several Madison and Wisconsin Area Music Awards on their shelves including “Best Male Vocalist”, “Best Female Vocalist” and “String Instrumentalist of the Year”. 

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Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music - Paoli Schoolhouse Shops & Cafe'

Ryan Mauer

Ryan Mauer is a jazz-infused folk musician borrowing from the sounds of Neil Young, Josh Ritter and the Counting Crows. A seasoned performer, his ever-evolving live performances leave audiences challenged, moved and inspired. He creates a dynamic musical experience that music teachers, music junkies and parents love. We are excited to feature his performance at the Paoli Schoolhouse.

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Fall Festival

Join us along the Sugar River for Art, Music, Wine, Cheese, Beer & Fun.
We’ll have events all day long including Art Openings and Demonstrations, (watercolors,
ceramics, woodcuts, glassblowing and pet portraits), Wine and Cheese and Pie Tastings, a Chili Cook-off, Seasonal Recipes, Beer Tapping, Raffles and Drawings for Merchandise and Meat, Music, Hayrides, Donkeys, Paddling, and Games. Something for Everyone.

Click here for more details.

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Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Ukrainian Egg Decoration with Pat Hall at Cluck

Master folk artist Pat Hall will be at CLUCK the Chicken Store from 1 to 2:30 p.m. to demonstrate the ancient art of decorating eggs in the Ukrainian style. These ornate and intricate designs have been refined for hundreds of years. It's worth the visit just to see Pat's fabulous eggs come to life right before your eyes. The demonstration is free.

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Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

John S Miller, Surface and Structure, and Meghan Sullivan @ Artisan Gallery

Artisan Gallery presents three new shows: 

Solo: John S Miller

John is a Madison artist utilizing several forms of print media to showcase the natural beauty of the Midwest in graphic rendering.

Group Show: Surface and Structure

 This show is featuring artists across multiple mediums who bring depth, texture, and form to the forefront of their work. 

In the Cooler: Meghan Sullivan - Swamp of Delusion

 In this show, Meghan is thinking about the ephemeral aspects of life, memory/memory loss, and how we achieve understanding. The title "Swamp of Delusion" is a reference to Krishna's description of the physical world in The Bhagavad Gita. In order to pass beyond this swamp, one must realize that our physical reality is temporary and we must attempt to have discipline and understanding in our actions.

 

Opening reception from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, April 21st. All are welcome.

Artisan Gallery Exhibits

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Apr
21
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Reception with Ashley Sheridan Friday, April 21, at Cluck

Ashley Sheridan will open an art show of her vivid, unusual paintings on Friday, April 21, at CLUCK the Chicken Store in Paoli, WI with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.  Her work includes big, bold chicken portraits inspired by the colors and styles of couture clothing designers.  Sheridan recently returned to the U.S. after living in Sydney Australia for 14 years and her work is also influenced by Indigenous Australian art and design.

For details about CLUCK’s other events go to www.cluckthechickenstore.com. Contact: Susan Cosgrove

susan@cluckthechickenstore.com

608-848-1200

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