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Get Artsy on the Terrace – Member-only Opportunity
Jul13

Get Artsy on the Terrace – Member-only Opportunity

Making art can be difficult–it takes time, money and effort. But have no fear! The Union makes it easier than ever to get crafty and create something great this summer. Art Tapas on the Terrace, an upcoming series of member-only art courses offered by Wheelhouse Studios, will consist of four unique and affordable classes throughout the month of August. Each class will take place on the Terrace at sunset, and participants will do...

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How to “Art”: Wheelhouse Studios Unites Action and Creativity
Jun01

How to “Art”: Wheelhouse Studios Unites Action and Creativity

While crowds of people line up every day to enjoy food at Der Rathskeller, not many realize that there’s an entire artistic community right beneath their feet. In the lower level of Memorial Union, Jay Ekleberry and his group of devoted students create artwork in Wheelhouse Studios. Walking down to Wheelhouse feels like entering an art exhibit, with large murals and pictures covering the vibrant walls of the main lobby. I got a...

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Why We Love Free Art Friday
Feb11

Why We Love Free Art Friday

Students joined Wheelhouse Studios to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit last Friday by creating a giant card for Madison, along with 3D crafts. Wheelhouse Studios Director Jay Ekleberry said that it was great to see so many students collaborating on the project in a carefree environment, as students were able to relax after their long school week. The inspiration for the giant valentine was for students to gain an appreciation for...

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Breaking the Mold: Arts in the College Union
Oct15

Breaking the Mold: Arts in the College Union

“Art is a verb. It’s about the process,” says Wheelhouse Director Jay Ekleberry. “The process and creative endeavor is where you learn, where you interact and where you build social capital.” Jay and the Wheelhouse Studios staff are committed to providing a place to break the normal routine, to connect and to foster creative thinking. Though Wheelhouse Studios just recently opened, it’s already a campus destination for...

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Everything You Need to Know about the West Wing
Jul18

Everything You Need to Know about the West Wing

What’s been behind all of the construction at Memorial Union, you ask? The first phase of the Memorial Union Reinvestment (MUR) is nearly complete with the west wing‘s opening. We have a complete guide to what is behind the anticipated unveiling. Due to the hard work and dedication of UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and the MUR project manager the Boldt Company, the Memorial Union has completed its first step in moving...

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