Author and artist William Schulman, 83, of Menomonie will hold a reading of his book, “97 Views of Lake Menomin,” on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gallery at Volume One, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire.
Schulman’s book, “97 Views of Lake Menomin,” is a verbal/visual anecdotal history of the UW-Stout Art Department beginning in 1964. The author joined the UW-Stout art staff as an art educator in 1966. According to Schulman, the book describes “the convoluted route I took to becoming an artist and art educator.” It also records his wrestling with a verbal and visual relationship that eventually “climbs into poetry.”
Schulman’s reading will include a range of poetic specimens that will help describe and illustrate his artistic philosophy.
This is Schulman’s third publication. His first was “In the Collage of Life,” and the second was “Scribbles, Images & Words.” All three of his books will be available at the reading.
Schulman retired from teaching in 1992, then closed the Studio Gallery that he owned and operated with his artist wife, Shirley, in their home. Continuing as a working artist, Schulman now rents professional studio space in the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Musem in Wakanda Park, Menomonie.