Visions of Main Street Marshfield
Presented by ‘Marauder Photographers’ from the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County
By Eric Nelson
Art Photography Instructor
MARSHFIELD — University students were challenged to photograph “Main Street” in Marshfield (Central Avenue) with an eye towards the historic as well as the specific. Some students went back multiple times to find the right light to match their pre-visualization of the Main Street Marshfield business district. Images were taken during the July 21 “Third Tuesdays” event.
The images will be on display at the Main Street Marshfield office during the Third Tuesday event on Aug. 18 from 5-7 p.m.
These images of the business district will be utilized this school year by the eighth grade art students in the Marshfield Middle School as reference images. Every year eighth grade students create a large scale mural called “Marshfield, Past, Present, and Future.” This mural and some of the currently displayed images from this exhibition will be on display from May to early June 2016 at the Marshfield Public Library and Community Center.
Each generation benefits from a strong community. Here the Main Street Marshfield business community supports students from the University of Marshfield, who in turn support the middle school-aged youth in the community.
The Marauder Photographers would like to thank the following for their generous support: Main Street Marshfield, New Visions Art Gallery, and the University of Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County as well as the street musicians and downtown business leaders who worked with them on this project.