VIVA Viroqua Independent Visual Artists
First Thursday Artists Reception
Featuring Viva members in a themed show called Through A Doorway throughout the month of January
An artists reception will be Thursday January 2nd from 5:00- 7:00 pm.
Enjoy a dinner next door at Rooted Spoon, following the reception. See below for the menu and a phone number for reservations
At the beginning of each year, VIVA Gallery takes a month to celebrate the talents of its members with a themed show. As always, the show will be unveiled on First Thursday, which takes place on January 2nd. This year’s theme is “Through a Doorway.”
Through these doorways, you might find a traditional scene, or something less than traditional. Maureen Karlstad worked with the idea of a doorway to the infinite, through a series of pastel drawings on black paper. Mark Herring worked in ink and acrylic, opening the door to his imagination, while Natalie Hinahara envisioned a serene natural scene outside her opened door.
That’s just a hint of what you will find this January when you step through the door of VIVA gallery.
Please Join Us January 2nd at the Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Scotland
219 S. Main St., Viroqua
VIVA Gallery Opening (next door) at 5:00 p.m.
Bar at 5:30; Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
TO START -
Salad: blue cheese/smoked trout salad, local winter greens/vegetables w/ Hook’s blue cheese, Rushing Waters smoked trout, whiskey-soaked raisins, & herb buttermilk dressing.
Bread: Caraway soda bread w/ whipped butter.
Scottish Ham & Clapshot: Organic Prairie fresh ham roast w/ a Scotch whiskey, sage, & mustard sauce; served w/ mashed buttered local potatoes/rutabagas & fried onions.
-- OR --
Faux Haggis & Rumbledethumps: Cheddar-y potato/rutabaga/cabbage mash w/ a vegetarian haggis-stuffed portabella mushroom.
(VEGETARIAN MAIN BY ADVANCED REQUEST)
DESSERT - Tipsy Laird: Scottish trifle w/ sponge cake, raspberries, whiskey-spiked custard, & whipped cream; served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or tea.
As usual, please make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (608) 632-2120. Doors and cash bar (with some wine specials and cocktails to compliment the menu, of course) open at 5:30 p.m. for the VIVA Gallery open house next door. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Family-style seating is first come, first serve. But, if you have a group of 4-6 or more, we’ll happily reserve a table for your group, if requested when making your reservation. The family-style meal is $25 plus tax & gratuity.
Seating is limited, so please let us know ahead of time if you need to cancel your reservation, so we have time to give your seat to someone else.
***Please let us know if you need a vegetarian or gluten-free meal. Other than these, please, no substitutions.***
Upcoming Guest Artists
January- Viva member show: Through a Doorway
February - Greg Cheesboro- pottery
March - Julius Parrish- painter
April - Gary Galger
May - Winding Roads artist preview
June - Herb Johnson, DAAF Peoples Choice- metal sculpture
July - Carissa Brudos
August - Kathie Wheeler- oil painter
October - Gaby Marvans- paper mache
Nov / Dec - Artisan Market