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					            CVCA NEWS
                   NEWSLETTER OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY CULTURAL ASSOCIATION


December 2007




Tis the Season
 to be Jolly…
                Although not ―official,‖ the cold and snow have announced the start of a
                Wisconsin winter. Do not let the weather keep you at home! Life passes by
                too quickly, and no one comes to the end of their life wishing they had spent
                more time at home watching television! Life is about interactions with
                people—and you‘ll find your friends, neighbors, and friends you‘ve not yet
                met at the Heyde Center for the Arts! Come out and enjoy everything that the
                season and the Heyde Center for the Arts has to offer.

                December Artist of the Month: Tatiana Zank
                December 5 through December 28 – no admission charge to the public.
                Originally from Russia, Zank paints in oils, and her works include large-scale
                portraiture and other representational subjects. She says, ―I especially enjoy
                painting children, as their expressions are so genuine‖. Her paintings have
                appeared in numerous publications, private collections and exhibitions

                Chicago Bound Concert – Jacob Christopher
                Thursday, December 20 – 7:30 p.m.
                Chippewa Falls tenor Jacob Christopher in an evening of Christmas favorites
                and classical works by Bach, Puccini, Donizetti and more. Jacob graduated
                from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in Vocal Performance and is headed for
                Flashpoint Academy, a new media arts school in Chicago, IL. Half of the
                evening‘s proceeds will go to Jacob toward tuition and living expenses in the
                big city. Admission: public $6, CVCA members $5, children under 5 free.

                Joseph Kneer and Namji Kim
                Friday, December 28 – 7 p.m.
                A violin and piano concert with a mix of accessible traditional and new music
                Violinist Joseph Kneer and pianist Namji Kim perform duets and solos that
                include Bach, a Mozart violin sonata and some short new compositions. Kneer
                is founder and conductor of the Oberlin Chamber Players, and is studying for
                an MA in violin at the Peabody Institute. Kim is Assistant Professor of Piano
                at the University of Wisconsin/Eau Claire.
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Artists for the Month of January:                          Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra
Hugh Mandelert Art Society                                 Friday, January 25, 7:30 p.m.
Open during building hours from January 7 through          If you enjoy big
January 24. No admission charge.                           band swing era
An exhibit by artists who studied with Hugh Mandelert      music, you won‘t
in Chippewa Falls and who still draw and paint together    want to miss
in his memory. Reception for the artists on Saturday,      Troppo. Founded
January 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.                           by Ron Seidlitz in
                                                           2004, and directed
                                                           by Robert Heintz,
The Music and Comedy of Larry Heagle                       Sr., the band has blossomed into a 20 + piece orchestra
Friday, January 4 – 7:30 p.m.                              featuring Chippewa Valley musicians of all ages with
                  Larry Heagle is a full-time              years of performing experience. Playing classics from the
                  entertainer and recording artist who     40s and 50s, they bring back the magical memories of
                  has tickled ribs and chased blues for    such artists as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Woody
                  decades. He has been an opening act      Herman, and Benny Goodman. Admission: adults $8,
                  for such entertainers as Johnny Cash,    seniors $7, students under 18 $6.
                  Emmy Lou Harris and Ray Charles.
                  Jerry Way will open with his guitar,
                  songs and stories. Admission: adults     Chance –
                  $10, seniors $9.                         World Chamber Music
                                                           Saturday, January 26,
Stoughton Norwegian Dancers                                7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 13—2 p.m.
                                                           Chance is in it for the Art. The
The amazing Stoughton Norwegian Dancers return to          duo of Ed Willett, cellist,
the Heyde Center to open the 2000 Entertainment            composer, vocalist, and Cheryl
Package with an                                            Leah, vocalist, poet, composer
afternoon of                                               have been heard for 13 seasons on
precision dancing,                                         WPRs ―Tent Show Radio‖ -
gymnastics, plenty                                         compilations of Big Top Chautau-
of humor, and an                                           qua performances. First heard
appreciation for                                           nationally on the hit show
Norwegian heri-                                            ―Northern Exposure‖, they are known for their hybrid
tage. Last year‘s                                          musical form that springs from classical chamber music,
performance was a                                          folk and jazz. Here‘s an opportunity for fans of Big Top to
sell out. An                                               put a face to a name and an image to a sound. ―The most
unforgettable family afternoon. Admission: adults $10,     creative project I‘ve heard in a long time.‖ – Steve Reid ,
seniors $8, students $4 - limited seating.                 Supertramp drummer.
                                                           Admission: adults $10, seniors $9, students < 18 free.
Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists
Professional Development Workshop
                                                           Artist for the Month of February: Susan
Friday, January 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Janu-        Sveda-Uncapher
ary 19, 9a.m. to 5 p.m.                                    Open during building hours from February 1 through
Are you looking for the skills you need to make your       February 21. No admission charge to the public.
life in the arts? The Wisconsin Arts Board and Arts
Wisconsin, in partnership with Springboard for the Arts,   Susan is an installation artist/teacher with a degree in
the CVCA, and Valley Arts Association are pleased to       sculpture from the University of Chicago. She is also the
host a professional development workshop for artists       recipient of the prestigious Bush Artist Fellowship for
and creative entrepreneurs. Workshop size is limited.      Visual Arts. In recent years, she has played a key role as a
Cost: $75 – includes sessions, materials, coffee,          designer for the Chippewa Valley Museum‘s newest
snacks, and a Friday night get-together. Register at       exhibits. Reception for the artist on Friday, February 8
www.artsboard.wisconsin.gov                                from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
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                                                               Forever Plaid
                                                               By Stuart Ross, music by James Raitt Presented
                                                               through special arrangement with Music Theatre
                                                               International (MTI)
                                                               Friday, February 29, Saturday, March 1 - 7 p.m.,
                                                               Sunday, March 2 matinee - 2 p.m.

                                                               Once upon a time there were four guys who loved to
                                                               sing. Sparky (Tim Danielson), Smudge (Jerry Brost),
                                                               Jinx (Rich Peterlik) and Frances (Jerry Way) dreamed of
                                                               becoming like their idols – The Four Aces, The Four
                                                               Lads, The Four Freshmen. Years later on the way to their
                                                               first big gig at the Airport Hilton they are slammed
                                                               broadside by a bus and killed instantly. The story begins
                                                               when they are miraculously able to return from the great
The Wailin’ Jennys                                             beyond for this ―one-night only‖ show. Forever Plaid is
Thursday, February 21 - 7 p.m.                                 a hilarious trip back to the carefree days of the 1950s.
A favorite on NPR‘s The Prairie Home Companion, and            Directed by Jerry Way, instrumental backing by Judy
boasting ―around the world in five years‖, Canada‘s            Brist on piano, Ross Wilson on bass, and Ron Gard on
Wailin’ Jennys sing Americana and contemporary folk            drums. Admission: adults $10, seniors $9, students $6.
with sweet harmonies, a sultry sound, and easy humor.
With a new multi-instrumental program and stunning song-
writing, Ruth Moody, Nicky Mehta, Heather Masse, with
Jeremy Penner on violin and mandolin, provide what singer
Bonnie Raitt describes as “A gorgeous blend of harmony
and great songs - love the Jennys!” Admission: adults
$18, seniors $16, students $12.




                         All Work and No Pay - CVCA Volunteers
    ―All Work and No Pay‖ was written on the t-shirt that long-time volunteer Phil Grosveld brought into the
    CVCA office before the December 5, 2007 volunteer recognition dinner and CVCA annual meeting. It was one
    of the t-shirts that Steve Playter created and had printed up for the many volunteers contributing time to the
    restoration of the old McDonell high school building. Although it is a clever play on words, most of the
    volunteers will recognize that their efforts have paid off in ways that they may not have imagined. The very
    existence and the ongoing success of CVCA/Heyde Center for the Arts is a tribute to the incredible vision,
    energy, and dedication of a whole community of people who give their time and skills.

    The Board of Directors (also volunteers!) and the staff of the CVCA would like to warmly thank all the CVCA
    volunteers and supporters. We recognize that the CVCA volunteers are the Center‘s life blood. Without our
    volunteers, we would have to close the doors. The volunteer dinners are one of the ways that we can celebrate
    the contributions of CVCA volunteers, but if you were not able to attend the dinner, we want to say it again
    and again — THANK YOU. Thank you for your generosity, your spirit, your joie de vivre, your commitment,
    your dedication, your flexibility, and your willingness to contribute your valuable time and skills to the Heyde
    Center for the Arts.
  News * News * News * News * News
  Launch of the 2008                                 te!                                    Membership
                                          Save the Da
Entertainment Package                                                              The CVCA office has started to
                                                                                   receive membership renewals for the
The Chippewa Valley Cultural                    Savoring the Arts                  coming year. This is wonderful!
Association/Heyde Center for the
Arts has launched its 2008                Due to the overwhelming success of       CVCA memberships are a critical
Entertainment Package. The CVCA           the 2007 Centennial Dinner, and at       component of the governance of the
Program Committee—Tim                     the request of many of the evening‘s     organization, and they provide a
Danielson, Rich Peterlik, Sally           guests, we are planning another          source of unrestricted funds for gen-
Petrilli, Nancy Schuh and Don             fundraising dinner for May 3, 2008.      eral operating costs.
Weibel have created an                    If you missed last year‘s dinner,        In the past, the CVCA office did not
extraordinary line up for 2008! We        make sure you mark your calendar         have a system established to monitor
have already started selling tickets      so you don‘t miss Savoring the Arts      memberships expiring at different
for the shows in January, February        in 2008. It is a wonderful               times so all the annual memberships
and March!                                opportunity to relax and savor the       were limited to a January 1 to
                                          beauty of the auditorium, the talent     December 31st membership. This
If you have not received your             of local performers, time with
brochure launching the CVCA‘s                                                      means that the vast majority of
                                          friends and family, and the culinary     CVCA memberships will expire on
2008 Entertainment Package and do         delights of local chef(s).
not have the December 10th CVCA                                                    December 31, 2007.
insert in The Chippewa Herald,            The cost of the dinner is $75 each,      We are testing a system that, hope-
please call or write and we will send     with part of the ticket is a tax         fully, will allow us to automatically
you all the information you need.         deductible donation to the CVCA.         monitor memberships and send indi-
                                          You or your business could sponsor       vidual notices at various expiration
       Welcome Board                      a table (eight places) for $600 and      dates. There is the chance for error
                                          receive special recognition for your
         Members                                                                   so please forgive us if we send a
                                          contribution. In addition, the CVCA      membership renewal notice after you
At the December 5th CVCA Annual
                                          welcomes anyone interested in un-        have already paid. Thank you for
Membership meeting and volunteer
                                          derwriting some of the dinner costs.     being a CVCA member!
appreciation dinner, the participants
elected Randy Adams for a three-            Poetica Grandmatica
year term on the Board of Directors                                                             Grants
and bid farewell to Sue Kern who is             2007—2008
                                                                                   The CVCA is pleased to announce
leaving the Board after her three-        This is the fourth book in the popular   that it has received an important
year term.                                series of stories of, about and by       grant for the 2008 Entertainment
Don Weibel is taking over the             grandmothers of the Chippewa             Package from the William and
position of Vice President, therefore     Valley. Over 100 authors submitted       Gertrude Casper Foundation. The
the Board needs to replace the            writings of prose and poetry as part     Foundation has been a significant
position of Treasurer soon. Currently     of an ongoing effort by Nancy            supporter of programming at the
the CVCA Board is composed of 17          Scobie and Judith Bredeson for two       Center for many years.
members: Randy Adams, Jerry               worthwhile causes: the CVCA and
                                          the University of Wisconin Eau              A Year on the Stage
Brost, Tim Danielson, Judy
Gunderman, Richard Haughian,              Claire Univerity Women‘s                 In an effort to recognize significant
Carol Heyde, Joan Hosley, Deborah         Association Grant Fund.                  donations to the Heyde Center, the
Lang, Richard Peterlik, Sally Petrilli,   Most of the books have been sold         CVCA is showing its appreciation by
Mike Pope, David Raihle (Jr.),            already, but there are a very few        giving them a spot on the front of the
Nancy Schuh (Secretary), Nancy            books still available. The cost is       auditorium stage. If you would like
Scobie, Don Weibel (VP), and Ross         $20.00. For more information,            more information, please call the
Wilson (president).                       contact the CVCA office.                 CVCA Executive Director.
                                           Philanthropy
―Philanthropy is a political act of       This is an excellent reason why          Contingent Bequests
commitment to social                      contributions to the CVCA make              A donor can make a bequest that
transformation.‖                          good sense. In fulfilling its mission,      will come to the Foundation
     Dr. Tade Aina,Ford Foundation
                                          the CVCA is contributing to local           only if a specific contingency
                      in East Africa      community development. You will             occurs, e.g., ‗I give $10,000 to
                                          be improving the lives of others and        my niece, but if she dies before
What kind of legacy we want to            your own life.                              me, I bequest it to the CVCA.‘
leave for our children? What of our       There are several long-term giving       Remainder Interests
children‘s children? The narrow           options you could consider during          A donor can create a qualified
definition of philanthropic giving is     your legacy planning. If you have          Charitable Remainder Trust by
the act of donating money, goods,         would like to talk about these             will providing that income will
time, or effort to support a charitable   options in more depth,, please             be paid to one or more named
cause. In this definition, the direct     contact the CVCA Director.                 individual for a specified period
impacts of philanthropic giving are                                                  of time after which the
enjoyed by the beneficiaries.             Outright Bequests
                                                                                     remainder will go to the CVCA.
                                             You can invest in the CVCA‘s
However many philanthropists will            mission through an outright           Income Interests
argue that philanthropic giving is           bequest by naming the CVCA as            A donor can create a Charitable
about creating a better world for eve-       a beneficiary in your will or life       Lead Trust that will provide
ryone. They recognize that we are            insurance policy.                        income will be paid to the
inter-connected. If we improve the                                                    CVCA and others for a period of
                                          Residuary Bequests
lives of others, we are contributing to                                               time, after which the remainder
                                             A donor can make a gift to the
the improvement of our own lives by                                                   will go to the CVCA or
                                             CVCA and other qualifying
developing the community in which                                                     individuals named by the donor
                                             charities of all, or a portion of,
we live.                                                                              in their will.
                                             her or his residuary estate.


                                    Endowment Giving
In November 2007, the Community           There are many good reasons for          innovative and creative programs
Foundation of Chippewa County             establishing and contributing to the     that fulfill its mission.
mailed the CVCA an early Christmas        CVCA Endowment Fund.
present—a check for nearly                                                         Generous and significant pledges to
$8,400—the annual payment from             * Well-invested endowment funds         the CVCA Endowment pledge from
the CVCA Endowment Fund.                  help ensure a predictable income that    the B.A. Mason Trust, Northwestern
                                          allows the organization to better plan   Bank, and Tom and Pam Kell have
These are unrestricted funds that the     and budget each year.                    capitalized the Fund so that we are
CVCA can use to cover the substan-                                                 able to see early benefits.
tial costs required to operate the        * People donating to the CVCA En-
Center from day-to-day. Currently,        dowment Fund have a greater sense
                                          of ownership of the organization.        You can help the CVCA to increase
endowment distributions represent                                                  these benefits and become an even
approximately four percent of the         Their contributions ensure that their
                                          legacy lives by guaranteeing the sus-    more substantial source of
CVCA‘s annual operating budget.                                                    unrestricted funding. Consider
                                          tainability of the CVCA.
                                                                                   giving to the CVCA Endowment
An Endowment Fund is a
                                          * Endowment funds reduce the de-         Fund at the Community Foundation
permanent fund held by an
                                          pendency of the CVCA on the ebbs         of Chippewa County. For more
organization or group of people
                                          and flows of grants, individual dona-    information, please contact the
where the principle cannot be used.
                                          tions, and box office revenue. Also it   CVCA office.
It is only the interest and the
                                          allows the CVCA to invest in
appreciation earned that can be used.
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 Introducing Children to Arts and Culture
              Imagine the Chippewa Falls middle          achieved in the same way with any
              school auditorium filled with the          other subject and that feeds into all
              restless movement, murmuring, and          other areas of their school and
              snickers of sixth graders. As the          personal lives.
              dancers start, the auditorium
                                                         The Board of Directors and other
              becomes quiet as the full attention of
                                                         CVCA supporters feel strongly that
              hundreds of students are focused on
                                                         child and family participation in the
              the first dance of the integrated
                                                         arts and cultural activities is an
              modern-dance group ―Dancing
                                                         important part of fulfilling the
              Wheels.‖ Through their dance, the
                                                         mission of the CVCA/Heyde Center
              group explored themes of cultural
                                                         for the Arts. Therefore we have tried
              diversity, disability, and gender all in
                                                         to bring an assortment of favorably
              the fascinating package of movement
                                                         priced events that will be both
              and music.
                                                         entertaining and engaging for the
              Many studies have shown that the           entire family – kids and their grand-
              arts and culture contribute to child       parents, parents, uncles, aunts, and
              development in many different ways.        other important people in their lives.
              Participation in the arts provides         Please look forward to many more
              children with skills, knowledge and        family-oriented performances in the
              understanding that cannot be               future.



                                  Ten Lessons the Arts Teach
                   The arts teach children to make good decisions about qualitative
                    relationships. In the arts, it is the judgement rather than the rules that
                    prevail.
                   The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
                    and that questions can have more than one answer.
                   The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is
                    that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
                   The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
                    purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstances and
                    opportunity.
                   The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor
                    numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do
                    not define the limits of our cognition.
                   The arts teach students small differences can have large effects.
                   The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art
                    forms employ some means through which images become real.
                   The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children
                    are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must
                    reach to find words that will do the job.
                   The arts enable us to have experiences we cannot get from other
                    sources and through such experience to discover the range and the
                    variety of what we are capable of feeling.
                   The arts position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
                    what adults believe is important.
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  Gifts in Memory of               Thank You                        Gifts in Memory of
   Brent Talledge                                                     Vance Sinclair
                                 CVCA Financial
Ann Register                       Supporters                     Melvin and Katherine Bollom
Ellen Paul                                                        Marilyn Smith and Steve Playter
Richard and Cathryn Steidl                                        Robert and Sheryl Beglinger
Gwenn Bahnson                     Unrestricted Gifts              Gary and Carol Gienapp
Thomas and Maureen Skroski                                             (Endowment Fund)
                                       09/01—12/14/07
John and Karen Thurman                                            Patricia V. Gansluckner
Jerry and Carol Way                                               AFT-Wisconsin
Dan and Mary Lynn Toycen        Michael and Joan Hosley           Don and Delores Bichner
Larry and Dawn Pearson          Deanne Rubenzer                   Shari B. White
Elaine Mann                     Laverne Roegge                    John and Lavon Ramlet
Patricia Frederick              David Raihle (Sr.)                John and Mary Pearson
Neil and Shirley Brown          James and Frances Konsella        Nancy Loff (Endowment Fund)
Judity Adams                    Bill Zimbahl                      Jake and Peggy Leinenkugel
James and Vicky Thomas          Timothy Wolter & Laura Kasdorf    Kristi Sazama
Jinny Davis Talledge            Chippewa Falls Area School        Kay Colbert
Barbara Smith                        District                     Robert and Sarah Kempainen
River Heights Sunshine Fund     Des Sikowski-Nelson and Valerie   Verene Crane
Sharon Weeks                    Gerald and Mary Jacobson          Mary Blake
Doug Sandvick                   Melvin and Katherine Bollom       Ralph and Jacquelyn Kempainen
William and Lynn Gautsche       Dean and Marilyn Payne            Donald and Norma Frenette
Anonymous donors                Gene and Arlene Lopas             Patrick and Susan Quinn
                                Larry and Dana Sommerfeld         Steve Thaler
                                Burt and Alice Brovold            Susanne Decker
      Other Gifts               Ralph and Sandy West              David and Robyn Husebye
                                Katherine Halbleib                William and Althea Sell
    In Memory of...                                               Jerry and Carol Way
                                Alfred and Alice Marshall
                                Gary and Carol Gienapp            Dorice Nelson
Jeannie Haughian                Denise Krajewski                  D.E.W. and J.C.W
Several anonymous donors        Families and friends of Deb       Ellen Devine
                                      Lang’s dance class          Robert and Laurie Ferg
Dorothy Christenson             Alfred Olson
Emmett and Anne Keller          Dawn and Randy Benson
                                Richard and Denise Haughian               Other Gifts
Gerry Mann                      Participants in Culture and
                                                                  String Ties Sponsorhip
Roger and Nancy Zimbric              Capital in the Chippewa
                                                                  Ross and Keri Wilson
Michael and Joan Hosley              Valley event
                                                                  Richard Peterlik
                                                                  Sally and Mario Petrilli
Rosemary Scobie
Gary and Carol Gienapp
                                  Endowment Gifts                 Don and Carolyn Weibel
                                                                  Carrie Foy
     (Endowment Fund)           B.A. Mason Trust
Northwestern Bank                                                 Storyhill sponsorship
Laverne Roegge                                                    Tim and Kathy Danielson
                                   In Honor of William and
Burt Swanson (Endowment Fund)
                                        Nancy Scobie              The Wailin’ Jennys sponsorship
                                Anonymous donor                   Rex Systems Incorporated
                     "Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will
                 never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won't suffer the way people
                 do when they have a dream to follow. But when that person looks back - and at
                   some point everyone looks back - she will hear her heart saying, "What have
                                      you done with the miracles that God planted in your days?"
                 Quote from Paulo Coelho's book By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Wept
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