Twin Cities Gallery Hop

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus and NWTC-Marinette to host Twin Cities Gallery Hop, Tuesday, Oct. 1

Marinette, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College campuses in Marinette are working together to host an inaugural event—the Twin Cities Gallery Hop, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lydia Dildilian, a new art faculty member at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, and Mike Erhart, a new NWTC-Marinette photography faculty member, along with local artists, are hosting this event to promote local art and culture in the community.

Lydia Dildilian, Marinette Campus

During the Hop, visitors will be able to view the art on display by Dildilian at the Marinette Campus. While at NWTC-Marinette, visitors will explore the new photography space and learn about its new photography program. The M&M Photography Club will be displaying work at each campus. While at NWTC, visitors are welcome to view the art that graces the walls of the campus from regional artists such as Rusty Wolfe, Eduin Perez Fraga and Kathleen Eaton.

There are five additional locations throughout the community that visitors are encouraged to stop by:

  • Rusty Wolfe Studio B (1622 Main St, Marinette, WI)
  • Spies Public Library (940 1st St, Menominee, WI)
  • By the Bay Gallery and Gifts (515 First St, Menominee, WI)
  • First Street Art Gallery (601 1st St, Menominee, WI)
  • Sno-Haven Pottery (1215 9th St, Marinette, WI)

“We are excited about the event,” said UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus CEO Cindy Bailey. “Our local art scene is on the rise!”

For additional information, contact Lydia Dildilian,


A bird in the hand, and three in the windowsill

UW-Green Bay lecturer Bill Yazbec (English, writing) shared a photo of this beautiful mourning dove with her chicks. Yazbec said the bird has been outside his window (MAC Hall B 324) since he returned from summer break and she just had the babies last weekend.

According to Eric Giese, senior research specialist for the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, mourning doves are very common birds in Wisconsin that take residence here and breed in the state. However, this photo, and the opportunity to see the chicks in person, is special, she said.

“Not everyone gets to see them since nests are often high and out of view,” Giese said. “In towns and cities, they typically nest in places like bent parts of gutters, tops of wall A/C units, tops of exterior house lights, house decorations like wreaths or baskets, or in more natural settings like trees or shrubs. Having young this late in the year is a little bit unusual. Their young have typically fledged by now, so these guys are still fairly young with winter approaching.”

Do you have a bird question? Feel free to send it to the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity (now celebrating 20 years!). “I absolutely love getting asked questions about birds (bird ID questions in photos, unknown bird calls in cell phone videos, general questions about birds, etc.),” Giese says. Contact her at or call 920-465-2545.