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  • Deck the Halls: Blossoms Flower House holds festive workshops

    As people are getting their homes outfitted for the winter season, Blossoms Flower House offers them an opportunity to get crafty by making their own wreaths and centerpieces. Blossoms is a studio space on Highway 57, just south of downtown Sister Bay, where Jackie Ehlert conducts her floral-arranging and delivery business and holds various workshops […]

  • Instead of Fighting Frenzied Crowds, Shop from Local Artists: FOG holds annual Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 23-24

    Instead of heading out of town to big-box stores and shopping amid frenzied crowds for the holidays, the Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) organization offers a nice, local alternative in the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Since 1985, when it was brought to FOG by Clay Bay Pottery owners and artists Jeanne and David Aurelius, the […]

  • Questions and Artists: Pam Flanders

    Peninsula Pulse (PP): Growing up, did you have a teacher or family member who gave you encouragement in the pursuit of art? Pam Flanders (PF): Yes, although no galleries or museums were in the area, I would draw on the paper my dad brought home from his job at a local paper mill. He and […]

  • Questions & Artists: Faith Frykman

    For more than a decade Faith Frykman has been a positive presence in the Door County art community. She was instrumental in organizing and participating in the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl and also in creating and contributing to the Door Peninsula Arts Guide. Having exhibited at galleries throughout the peninsula, Frykman is known for her […]

  • Breathing Fire: Charles Tlachac and His Chimenea Characters

    Inspiration came by way of a flooded fire pit. A few years ago, welder Charles “Chuck” Tlachac of Forestville was on unemployment after Palmer Johnson closed their Sturgeon Bay facility. He took the time to embark on some home improvement projects. On the list: fill in the fire pit. “Every time it would rain, the […]

  • Door to Nature: A Trip to See ‘Birds in Art’

    I remember good friends who lived in Wausau, Wis., and enjoyed visiting Door County and The Ridges Sanctuary back in the mid-1970s. They invited us to stay with them in September 1976 so that we could go to the opening of the new Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, up the hill in the eastern part […]

  • Growing Out of the Clay: Bren Sibilsky

    Bren Sibilsky wonders what her neighbors thought during those seven quiet years she created a body of work:  her own work, not commissioned or contracted, just hers. Those seven years began quietly. She quit a successful commercial art business, hunkered down and read and read and read some more: Greek mythology, biblical stories, Native American […]

  • New Permanent Collection Displays at Miller Art Museum

    Currently on view in the second-floor galleries of the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine of the Miller Art Museum is a new permanent collection display. A dynamic exhibition of black-and-white photography can be seen in the main gallery, and the second, smaller gallery is dedicated solely to the work of Museum founder Gerhard CF Miller, also […]

  • Celebrating the Art, and Life, of Julia Van Roo Bresnahan

    by Estella Lauter Those who knew Julia Bresnahan (1944-2018) primarily as a teacher, champion and curator of art and host of the annual Black and White Party in Door County have a delightful surprise in store for them in the retrospective exhibit of her own works of art, Julia Bresnahan: A Life in Art. Her […]

  • Egg Harbor Administrator Ryan Heise Wins State Arts Award

    When she operated Dovetail Gallery in Egg Harbor for 21 years, Kathleen Mand Beck expended a lot of brainpower on how to get people into the gallery. That eventually led her to the idea that art isn’t a place and it doesn’t stop at the gallery door. She sold the gallery four seasons ago, but […]

  • Applying to Be an Art Major?

    Join Sarah Detweiler, Chair of and Associate Professor in the Art and Design program at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, for an overview of the research and application process. She will share the various types of art schools and programs, the differences between them, and why students might find one to be a better fit than […]

  • Entertaining Pieces at TR Pottery

    Autumn is a time when Tony and Renée Gebauer are inspired to create pieces designed for entertaining. They have been working to fill their gallery with cheese plates, chip and dip sets, wine chillers, serving bowls and brie bakers. “Fall is a busy entertaining time for us. Out-of-town friends and relatives like to visit when […]

  • Contemporary Art Gallery Tour

    Four receptions will run concurrently at Martinez Studio in Jacksonport, Idea Gallery in West Jacksonport, Juddville Clay Studio Gallery in Egg Harbor, and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor on Sept. 29, 3-8 pm. Visit Martinez Studio and see Wence’s latest piece, “Mosaic,” hot off the loom. All of Sandra’s remaining Hogarth book page paintings […]

  • Woodcarver Creates ‘Postmen’ from Reclaimed Eagle Tower Wood

    Woodcarver David Frykman has spent the summer fashioning woodland animals native to the area from pieces of Peninsula State Park’s Eagle Tower, which was deconstructed in 2016. When parts of the five main posts became available, Frykman puzzled over what he might make of these rather uneven wedges of old growth western red cedar. “I […]

  • Mr. Helsinki Features Works of Emmett Johns

    The varied artwork of Emmett Johns is now hanging on the walls of Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar at 4164 Main Street in Fish Creek. The opening reception is Sept. 16, 4-6 pm. Johns has maintained a summer gallery and art studio in Fish Creek dating back to 1980. He is known for his […]

  • Talk with a Modern Medievalist at Idea Gallery

    Michael Santini, called a “modern medievalist” for his surrealistic, allegorical paintings and sculptures, will give an artist talk on his featured work in Exhibit 3 at Idea Gallery Sept. 15 at 3 pm. He will explain where his imagery originates and how he develops the processes for his paintings and sculptures. Santini was inspired by […]

  • Abstracts Spotlighted at The Hardy Through October

    The Hardy Gallery presents its fourth and final exhibit of the season, Surfaces – a show devoted to large-scale contemporary abstract painting. The exhibit will be on view now through Oct. 14. Abstract painting is a broad category for non-figurative artworks that focus on line, form and color, elements that can be considered the principal […]

  • An Interview with Local Glass Artist, Stephanie Trenchard

    by Sarah Zamecnik, Executive Director of The Hardy Gallery Since 2012 the Hardy Gallery has commissioned an amazing selection of local artists to produce an original work of art that is raffled as our Raffle Artwork Fundraiser event. This year we are excited to be collaborating with one of the most important glass artists working […]

  • Questions & Artists:  Roxanne Hanney

    Throughout Labor Day weekend, the oils and pastels of local artist Roxanne Hanney will be on display at the Hope Art Alcoves at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. In addition to creating her own artwork, Hanney accepts commissions for pet portraits, landscapes and other kinds of subject matter.   Where were you […]

  • Breaking Stereotypes, Humanizing People

    The Color-Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Faces, A New Narrative, a travelling exhibit from FIT Oshkosh, Inc., is coming to Door County. Its goal is to celebrate the lives of people of color, including African-Americans, Latinos and Asians from Oshkosh and elsewhere, through portraits and their accompanying stories. The exhibit is coming here in […]