• Connecting to the Refugee Experience

    Lebanese performance artist brings project to Sturgeon Bay It can be easy to feel cut off from the wider world in Door County. The geography of a peninsula equates to some degree of isolation. By car, there are only three ways people can leave the peninsula. Sure, we can feel in touch with the world […]

  • Intersection of the Arts and Community

    Celebrate Water events were on the minds of most attendees of the Jan. 12 Door County Talks lecture, “Building Community and Common Ground through the Arts.” After lecturer Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, finished speaking and began the Q&A session, audience members were quick to name […]

  • Printmaking Resurgence at Peninsula School of Art: New exhibit highlights possibilities of printmaking

    If you’ve paid attention to upcoming events at the Peninsula School of Art (PenArt), you may have noticed a common theme: printmaking. The first exhibit of 2019 is Midwest Made: Contemporary Print Invitational, and the first fundraiser of the year is Winter Print. When asked about the focus on printmaking, PenArt Executive Director Catherine Hoke […]

  • Introducing the Peninsula’s Poetry

    Curated by the Door County Poets Collective The Door County Poets Collective is working with the Peninsula Pulse to present poetry to readers on an ongoing basis in a monthly column. For the first issue of every month, the Door County Poets Collective will select a poem to feature in the pages of the Pulse. […]

  • Craig Blietz and His Cows Featured at Museum of Wisconsin Art

    A parade of cows from Sister Bay has been making an impact in West Bend. In what is being described by the staff at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend as a midcareer breakout show for Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz, his latest body of work encompasses what the artist refers to […]

  • Happy to Be An Outlier: Moon Bird opens in Ellison Bay for open houses

    Stepping into Moon Bird, the new gallery/home adornment space in Ellison Bay, on a grey day, the bright, welcoming colors are a relief to the eyes. The shop, located in the former Sutra Gallery, is a new endeavor for the husband-and-wife team of Jeff and Desiree Bromstad. The couple, who has owned a home in […]

  • Perfectly Imperfect: Q&A with scavenger artist Ryan Keane

    Questions by Sally Collins Jeweler Ryan Keane, a self-described “scavenger,” creates eclectic old world pieces that appear museum-worthy or, at the very least, created for the set of an epic period film. Using materials from across the globe, as far as Japan, Africa, Thailand, and his own backyard, he relishes making wearable art that has […]

  • Miller Art Museum Announces 43rd Juried Annual Winners

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) announces the award winners from the 43rd Juried Annual Exhibit. Every year the Miller Art Museum invites artists 18 years of age and older to submit up to two works in two-dimensional media for consideration in this exhibit. Artists from Door County and the surrounding five counties (Sheboygan, Brown, Kewaunee, […]

  • 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 […]