Wisconsin Artist Ken Voigt

By laura / July 21, 2021 /

This is the story of how Ken Voigt of Freedom Ink became a Wisconsin artist. Decades ago, Ken was working with a local printer when he was exposed to a degreasing solvent.  This exposure caused damage to his central nervous system resulting in tremors.  After rounds of various medications, Ken experienced memory lose resembling amnesia. …

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Elkhart Lake Wisconsin Vacation

By laura / July 14, 2021 /

I was a wanderer long before there was a hashtag for it.  Today, I wander around Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. I’m fascinated with American resort towns gone quiet.  There’s more to Elkhart Lake than the hustle and bustle of their busy season.  This is what Elkhart Lake looks like when it goes to sleep.  The streets…

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Progress Not Perfection

By laura / June 10, 2021 /
Pregnant Self Portrait Laura Schneider

Progress not perfection, it’s my mantra. Not only for this year, but every year moving forward. 2017 was a life-changing year for me.  Once I realized that my plan wasn’t going as planned, I let go of all the plans.  God had a bigger plan for my life.  This process isn’t easy, but we must…

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Artist Residency At Trout Museum of Art

By laura / April 21, 2021 /

The artist residency at the Trout Museum of Art is forcing me into action. Now that I’m halfway through the artist residency, I can see how far I’ve come.  Not only in the last six weeks, but in the last two decades of life as an artist. TMA’s artist residency is forcing me out of…

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Club 44 Dedication In Mount Calvary Wisconsin

By laura / November 25, 2020 /

Life doesn’t always go as planned, the Club 44 Foundation is proof of that. 2020 doesn’t look like we thought it would, but each of us has something to be grateful for.  This season of life has taught me to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.  The cancellations and additional time spent…

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Brita McCullough Followed Her Calling

By laura / June 4, 2020 /

What better time than the present to illuminate our community. We’re sharing the Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired. From the moment I met Dr. Brita McCullough in the delivery room, I knew she was someone special.  Her compassion and patience radiated the room as I was about to become a first-time…

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Book Club Leader Amy Manion

By laura / April 30, 2020 /

From Director of Library Services to Thelma’s Book Club, Amy illuminates the power of learning. We are sharing our Illuminating Women Project online so you can feel inspired.  Amy is a blessing to the Fond du Lac community. Amy Manion A Wisconsin native, Amy Manion grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee.  She is an…

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American Dream Inspired Female Priest

By laura / April 23, 2020 /

The Illuminating Women Project highlights 30 inspiring women from Fond du Lac County. We’re sharing this exhibition online so you can feel inspired.  This week we’re highlighting the Canon Precentor at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mother Ezgi Saribay Perkins.  Mother Ezgi Perkins now serves St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Ripon and St. Mary’s Episcopal Chapel in…

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Spread Positivity By Sharing Inspiring Stories

By laura / March 31, 2020 /

Let’s spread positivity and share inspiring stories. We are excited to share the Illuminating Women exhibition online.  Some of you attended the opening reception and had the opportunity to view the art in both galleries at Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.  If you didn’t get a chance to see Illuminating Women or wanted to…

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