Press and Published Articles

  • Mural project a lesson in Westfield history by Betsy Reason, Indianapolis Star -- Artist and students combine on work highlighting city's past and present attractions.

  • "Visiting artist creates mural of Chesterton, inspires students" by Vicki Urbanik, Chesterton Tribune, 12/1/2009

  • Hiawatha Passing selected by Scott Foresman to be one of 36 historically significant stories to be included in the 2009 Scott Foresman Read Aloud Anthology

  • “Advice from a Pro” - Artist /Author Visits Chesterton Middle School”, Chesterton/Valparaiso Post Tribune/ April 9, 2008

  • “Wright in our Region”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 3, 2008  (Looking for Mr. Wright”, an illustrated story about Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the Midwest.

  • "Too much coffee, man? Heck no! Jeff Hagen wanders the state in search of a comfy buzz" by

  •   2007 Silver Award, The Minnesota Magazine and Publications Association, "An Artist's View of a Fishing Village"

  • December 6, 2007

  • "Books for Foodies-Stuff a Gastronome's Stocking With One of These" by

  • "Kenosha Coffeehouse Included in "Brewed Awakenings" Book" by Bill Guida, KENOSHA NEWS, November 18, 2007

  • "Local Author's Artist Documents Best Brews" by Tim Brouk, JOURNAL AND COURIER NEWSPAPER, November 11, 2007  

  • "Coffeehouse Book Toasts Cream Of The Crop" by Doug Moe, THE CAPITAL TIMES NEWSPAPER, October 13, 2007

  • "Coffee Perks Up the Midwest", Sunday travel section of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR AND TRIBUNE, February 24, 2008

  • Books for Travel, Chicago Tribune Sunday Travel Section

  • "Meet Jeff Hagen", LAFAYETTE MAGAZINE, Summer, 2007

  • “An Artist’s View of a Fishing Village”, LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE, March 2007

  • "Local Artist Shares Talent with Students”, JOURNAL AND COURIER NEWSPAPER (IND.), October 20, 2006

  • “Lafayette Author, Illustrator to conduct Workshop”, JOURNAL AND COURIER NEWSPAPER, July 17, 2006

  • “Skewed Perspective/local artist pays tribute to travel in new show at Stephan Design”, JOURNAL AND COURIER NEWSPAPER, April 06, 2006

  • “Small Churches, Best Burgers, and Fish Boils”, LAKE SUPERIOR MAGAZINE, May 2005

  • “Gypsy moon” touches on the magic of travel", JOURNAL AND COURIER NEWSPAPER, April 4, 2004

  • “The State of Burgers and Brandy”, CAPITAL TIMES NEWSPAPER (Madison, WI.), April 17, 2003

  • “One Fish Fry”, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Feb. 26, 2003, Tempo Section

  • “Best Fishes!”, WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, March 5 2003

  • “Sacred Grounds”, THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL NEWSPAPER, November 16, 2003

  • “A child’s kingdom of words and pictures”, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, NEW YORK TIMES, November 30, 1995


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