VIVA Viroqua Independent Visual Artists

First Thursday Artists Reception

Featuring potter Greg Cheesebro throughout the month of February

An artists reception will be Thursday February 6th 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

Greg Cheesebro

Greg Cheesebro

In February VIVA Gallery will feature the work of Greg Cheesebro, studio potter from Viroqua. Greg’s new work will be unveiled at VIVA’s First Thursday reception on February 6th.

Greg creates wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain that is turned, slipped or pulled, then high-fired in electric or wood-fired kilns. He makes his functional pottery in his home studio where he forms his clay pieces, glazes and fires them in an electric kiln, readying a body of work that will be sold at art festival and fairs throughout the summer.

Please Join Us February 6th at the Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Korea

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.



Kimchee Pancakes & Spinach Salad - fermented savory mung bean & house kimchee pancakes w/ dipping sauce;  local spinach salad/root slaw 

Bulgogi Chicken Wings -  Schultz organic chicken wings in an Asian pear/soy/sesame marinade


Gochuchang & honey-glazed Bering Bounty Salmon - Sweet soy & gochuchang-glazed wild/sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon;  served w/ glass noodle & mixed vegetable stir-fry w/ garlicky chile fish sauce


Tofu Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok choi,  Stir-fried Kelp, & Daikon Fritters - in rich gingery vegetable stock w/ vermicelli 


Matcha Cream Puffs -  Fresh baked choux puffs filled w/ matcha green tea pastry cream; served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or ginger tea





As usual, please make reservations by emailing dani@rootedspoon.com 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.***

Thank you!
Dani Lind
(608) 632-2120


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

September -

October - Gaby Marvans- paper mache

Nov / Dec - Artisan Market