Altered Art & Collage Featured at Pipka’s

Bingo Girl paper doll by Pipka.

Artist Pipka Ulvilden creates elaborate and detailed original art for her Santa figurines, and she always uses the same kind of paints. But when she’s working on her collage art, Pipka hunts through antique stores, her own memorabilia, bits of cloth and paper to create unusual and personal pieces. Collage and altered art are also Cynthia Wolfe’s special talents, and she often creates “altered journals,” chronicles from her life and experiences that tell a story not in words but in pictures, found art, and the manipulated pages of books.

Pipka is a self-taught artist who began creating Bavarian folk art designs more than 30 years ago, and after she moved to Door County about 20 years ago, she began creating her award-winning Santa, Madonna, and Angel figurines. Cynthia studied art at Ball State University in Indiana and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since moving to Door County in 1989, she has exhibited in numerous local galleries.

Cynthia Wolfe’s Altered Journal.

Both Cynthia and Pipka use image transfers, hand-crafted stamps, and altered paper in their art, then add buttons, vintage jewelry, and other found art to create incredible statements. On Friday, August 22, Pipka’s of Door County in Sister Bay will feature view these beautiful pieces of altered art and collage. Come hear how they’re made – you’ll be inspired to create your own!

Pipka’s of Door County is located at 2340 Mill Road, Sister Bay. Open seven days a week from 10 am – 5 pm, and Thursday through Saturday until 8 pm. For more information call 920.854.4392.