Once a year, the main gallery of the Miller Art Museum is transformed into an exhibition space for the students of the Door Peninsula. A keystone of the museum’s exhibit calendar, the 43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art opens April 22 with a public reception scheduled for April 24, 7 – 8:30 pm. The event is free to all – students, families, guests and the general public – and light refreshments will be served. Along with opening remarks and recognition of sponsors, art teachers will present Certificates of Participation to all participating student artists along with five Awards of Excellence and five Honorable Mentions, which are cash awards; this presentation is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
Visitors can expect to see the walls of the museum brimming with the fruit of students’ inspiration and hard work created during the 2016-17 school year.
“The show is a reflection of the excellence in teaching art seen in each of the five Door County high schools and features the inspired results created in the schools’ classrooms,” said Deborah Rosenthal, curator.
The museum is pleased to welcome one new teacher, Melanie Enger of Washington Island High School, who is participating for the first time this year.
“The art teachers introduce their students to a variety of techniques and art approaches and it is always exciting to welcome the inspiration that a teacher new to this project brings to the whole process,” Rosenthal continued.
This exhibition, showcasing the work of 107 students, remains on view through May 30. Museum admission is free. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or find the Miller Art Museum on Facebook.