This summer the Chipstone Foundation challenged artists from all over Wisconsin to use just one tool to create a work of art. Contributor Gianofer Fields has presented some of their stories in recent months in our It’s a Material World series.
Cory Chisel and his band, the Wandering Sons, got to play some pretty impressive venues following the release of his recent album, “Old Believers.” And soon, they’ll be off for Europe and Australia. But in among the many tour dates were a couple of important midwestern concerts – in northern Minnesota and in Appleton, the places Chisel grew up, the son of a preacher.
Neil McGinn was born and raised in Milwaukee, then headed to California for law school. While there, he worked in the Oakland-Alameda County public defender's office, and it ignited a passion. He pursued a career defending people who could not afford legal representation. When McGinn was offered a public defender job back in his hometown, he grabbed it.