VIVA Viroqua Independent Visual Artists

First Thursday Artists Reception

featuring the oil paintings of Christine Myhr for the month of June

An artists reception will be Thursday, June 1st from 5:00- 7:00 pm.

This month First Thursday's reception will be followed by a dinner next door at Rooted Spoon.


Christine Myhr

VIVA Gallery will feature Christine Myhr as guest artist during the month of June, opening her exhibit with a First Thursday reception on June 1.
Christine, a long-time resident of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, paints directly from life, always seeking to capture the play of light and color in her landscape
and still life paintings.
Christine graduated in 1987 with a B.A. in Art from Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
Peter, Minnesota. In 1986, she had the unique opportunity to study abroad at The Marchutz School of Drawing and Painting in Aix-en-Provence, France.
There she learned to paint in both oil and watercolor, spending a year immersed in the light, color and beauty of Provence. She also studied art history
through visits to museums in Paris and painting trips to Venice, Italy. After graduating from Gustavus, Christine went back to France in 1989 and spent
another year studying at the Marchutz School. She continues to learn and grow as an artist by taking workshops, showing work at galleries and art fairs,
and sharing knowledge with a wonderfully supportive community of local painters.


Please Join Us June 1st at Rooted Spoon for 1st Thursday: Korea

Bar at 5:30; Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

TO START: MUNG BEAN PANCAKES & DAIKON SALAD - fermented savory mung bean pancakes & Driftless Organics purple daikon radishes w/ spicy soy vinegar, green garlic, & sesame seeds
RIBS GALORE - BIG RIVER BEEF SHORT RIBS: pear/sake/sesame marinated & grilled; ORGANIC PRAIRIE PORK SPARE RIBS: sweet soy & gochuchang-glazed; served w/ organic white rice, watercress wasabi salad, & house-made Keewaydin bok choi kimchee OR
GREEN TEA SOBA NOODLES - w/ grilled asparagus, watercress wasabi salad, kimchee, & a fried St. Brigid's Meadows egg (VEGETARIAN MAIN BY ADVANCED REQUEST)

MATCHA CREAM PUFFS - fresh-baked choux puffs w/ matcha green tea pastry cream; served w/ Kickapoo Coffee or fresh 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 meal is $25, not including tax or gratuity.

Upcoming Guest Artists


July- Paul Hatlem- photography
August- Jackie Reeves- watercolor
September-Diane Brown-potter
November-December- Artisans Holiday Market