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Public art project kicks off

photo courtesy of Whitewater Arts Alliance

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

January 29, 2019

The Whitewater Arts Alliance kicked off the annual Public Art Project with a presentation by local historian Carol Cartwright at the Cultural Arts Center on Sunday. Cartwright, who is full of anecdotes, spoke of the history of Whitewater with the aim to inspire prospective public artists for this year...

From architecture to art

Artist Jason Miklik describes his process behind his portrait paintings at an exhibit feature his artwork in the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center.

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

Jason Miklik stood inside an art gallery decorated with various portraits he’s painted over the years, reminiscing the processes that went into each work of art on display. The gallery was hosted by the Whitewater Arts Alliance, a local art committee that periodically brings artists into the area t...

WAA promotes cultural and artistic diversity

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

October 3, 2017

The Cultural Arts Center (CAC) is an important part of the art community in Whitewater, as they promote cultural diversity and host a variety of creative events. The CAC is the historical building located at 402 West Main Street where many art exhibits and workshops take place. However, this hub of cultural di...

Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street

Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

In a career that has taken her around the country, local artist Shelby Keefe has found her way back home at the Cultural Art Center (CAC) during its decade celebration on Main Street. Keefe’s show “On the Road Again,” will be on display at the CAC beginning Feb. 11 and will feature many of Keefe’s...

Cultural arts center celebrates tenth year on Main St.

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

When you walk into the building at 402 W. Main St., you are welcomed to a room with shelves lined with ten years worth of public art from the Whitewater community including bikes, dragons, water jugs and birds. This year, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will celebrate its 10th y...

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Exhibit spreads message of body peace

Exhibit spreads message of body peace

November 6, 2014

By Jake Prinsen   A local photographer is tackling society’s standards of beauty towards women with an exhibit that promotes acceptance and self-love. Katy Daixon, owner of Katy Daixon Photography in Whitewater, will be exhibiting a series of photographs at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s...

Local artist creates book of paintings

October 31, 2012

  Karolyn Alexander Tscharnack decided she would finally become an artist in April 2003. Today she is an accomplished local artist who published her first book. Tscharnack’s book, “Watercolor Cookbook – Recipes for Mixing Delicious Color,” features not only instructions on how to...

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