Nature Nurture: A Celebration of the Arts and Environment

John Hildebrand

John Hildebrand

by Jeana Conder

On Tuesday, February 28, writers B.J. Hollars, John Hildebrand, Steve Betchkal and Dr. Kathie Schneider will be hosting an evening of reading and conversation on the importance of nature, art, and the convergence of the two for the benefit of both. This celebration will be held at 7:00 pm at the State Theatre. Price for attendance will be $10, and all proceeds will go towards the local Sierra Club Chippewa Valley chapter and the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council. In addition to reading and conversation, a cash bar will be available, and a book signing will follow the celebration.

"This is really a great opportunity for our community to come together in common cause," said Hollars, the event's organizer. "Here in the Chippewa Valley, we value the environment and the arts, and this is a night to come together to celebrate and defend them both." Hollars himself will be reading out of his new memoir, Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds. John Hildebrand will also be reading from his novel, The Heart of Things.

The Nature Nurture event is a great way to celebrate the arts while also supporting the beautiful environment the Chippewa Valley is known for. The celebration is a great opportunity to meet and listen to local authors while also enjoying conversation over a few drinks. Tickets can be purchased online at the Eau Claire Regionals Arts Center website.

We hope you’ll keep warm with us at the State Theatre on February 28.