Wisconsin Life: Holi Festival of Colors in Wausau

November 16, 2023


Angela Fitzgerald visits the Holi Festival of Colors at the Monk Botanical Gardens in Wausau, hosted by the Indian Society of Central Wisconsin, a non-profit dedicated to increasing awareness of Asian Indians in the area. At the festival, Angela enjoys Indian street food, learns Bollywood dance moves and in Holi tradition, sends powdered colors flying through the air. 

We then meet Kovu and Colt, bat dogs made famous for their appearance at Madison Mallards and Lake Country DockHound baseball games. The Border Collie brothers can be seen at baseball games fetching baseball bats and even have their own cards and bobbleheads.

Among TikTok’s captivating content creators, Geo Rutherford stands out. With a blend of artistic creativity, scientific curiosity, and a passion for environmental conservation, Rutheford’s TikTok presence draws a dedicated following for virtual journeys of discovery. One of her favorite subjects: the Great Lakes.

Asifa Quraishi-Landes is a law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who teaches constitutional and Islamic law. She talks about her passion for education and how she hopes to educate her community on what it means to be Muslim.

Finally, meet Heidi Dyas-McBeth who specializes in mosaic art. She also works as a tour guide at the old Bevans Lead Mine at the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums in Platteville. Inspired by the minerals and rock layering she sees in her tours, Dyas-McBeth incorporates those elements into her mosaic art.

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