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Artists compete to decorate the La Crosse Center



City Hall and the La Crosse Center are seeking public opinion, on works of art. 

Two finalists have been chosen for a project that will help decorate a large space inside the La Crosse Center. 

Those two artists are doing on-line forums to explain their concepts for the Center art work. 

One forum, with artist Stacia Goodman, was held during the noon hour on Friday, while another forum with Barbara Westfall, is set for noon on Monday, through the Lifesize cloud used by the city of La Crosse.  A committee working on La Crosse Center art will consider comments on the projects, and plans to choose a winner late next week.

Goodman works mainly in ceramic tile and stained glass, and Westfall specializes in murals using glass, metal, and wood.

The winning design will be displayed on walls within the newly renovated parts of the La Crosse Center, now undergoing a $42 million expansion.

Both artists were asked to create designs along the themes of “evolve, enrich, explore.”


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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