The latest news on the Door County art and literary scenes, including features, gallery openings, exhibits, and literature events.

  • Ginnie Cappaert Show in Santa Fe

    Ginnie Cappaert is preparing for her second solo show in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Globe Fine Art. She owns a studio/gallery in Door County and maintains another studio in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Edgewood Orchard Galleries and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery show her work locally, and she is represented in seven galleries across the country. She […]

  • Middle Eastern Immigration Talk

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) will present a free exhibition talk by David Coury as part of its Second Thursday educational program. The talk, “East Meets West: Causes and Consequences of Middle Eastern Immigration,” is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me), which features work by artists from […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bestseller List: March 1, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION1. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer3. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff4. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo3. Sapiens by […]

  • The Peninsula’s Poetry

    curated by the Door County Poets Collective This month’s poetry selections come from Judy Roy, a Milwaukee native who has lived in Wisconsin for nearly all her life. Since her retirement from teaching French and psychology in Marshfield, Wisconsin, she has lived in Baileys Harbor. Roy wrote her first poem in elementary school and has […]

  • The Clearing’s Annual Exhibit of Winter Student Work

    The Clearing’s Winter Program Annual Student Exhibit will take place March 2 and 3, 10 am – 4 pm, at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. The exhibit of original works and class displays highlighting art, fine crafts, nature studies and other projects is the culmination of a wonderful […]

  • Hope Art Alcoves Showcases Art of Beverly Hart Branson

    The works of mixed-media artist Beverly Hart Branson are being featured at the Art Alcoves gallery of Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay through March 11. Branson, a lifetime artist who feels that her creations are constantly evolving, works in watercolor, ink, acrylic, oil and pencil. She enjoys plein air painting and creating […]

  • Mary White Featured in ‘Art Show 2’ at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery’s Art Show 2 will showcase the work of Mary White on March 2, 10 am – 4 pm. She will be on hand all day to discuss her newest collection and will demonstrate her unique painting technique 11 am – 2 pm. Working in acrylic, White captures the feeling of the Door […]

  • Photography of Dennis Connolly on Display in TAP Lobby Gallery

    Dennis Connolly’s photos of refugees from Central America, Vietnam and Cambodia will be on exhibit March 1-3 to complement Third Avenue Playhouse’s performances of Right To Live. The Door County photographer wrote in his artist statement: “Famine and wars, with the accompanying factors of oppression, persecution, starvation and lack of opportunity have forced people to […]

  • James May Gallery Presents ‘Rupture’ Group Show

    James May Gallery will display Rupture Feb. 28 – April 27. The exhibit focuses on combining two- and three-dimensional ceramics and how such work ruptures conventional notions of order through an elemental approach to form and surface. Featured artists are Samuel Johnson, James LaChance and Ani Kasten. The opening reception will be March 1, 5:30-8 […]

  • Review: ‘The President Is Missing’

    Bill Clinton and James Patterson, 528 pages, Little, Brown and Company and Knopf, 2018 It is not unusual for an American president to write a book, either before or after his presidency. Theodore Roosevelt, in fact, was a professional writer before he became president, and John F. Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for Profiles in […]

  • Sandra Martinez Exhibits New Works at St. Norbert College

    Sandra Martinez is presenting an exhibition of new works, Between the Lines: Sandra Martinez, at the Bush Art Center Galleries in the Baer Gallery at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Feb. 25 to March 29. The gallery will close March 16-24 for spring break. An opening reception will be held Feb. 28, 5-7 pm, […]

  • Pine Crest Village’s Book Club

    Residents at Sturgeon Bay’s Pine Crest Village enjoy reading and discussing books in a variety of genres in their monthly book club. The Friends of Door County Libraries sponsors the club, and Friends volunteer Dorothy Wickman facilitates it. Members of the book club are (left to right, front) Ann Jerdee, Helen Van Akkeren, Helen Jane […]

  • Middle Eastern War-Refugee Stories

    The Miller Art Museum will open its new exhibition, Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me), on March 2. On display until April 15, it will feature the work of visual artists of Arabic descent from the Middle East and North Africa. The contemporary works include painting, photography and drawing, all telling stories of refuge, displacement, […]

  • Fire & Ice Festival Carving-Competition Results

    Volunteer ice carvers braved the chilly elements on Feb. 16 to participate in Sturgeon Bay’s Fire & Ice Festival ice-carving competition. Carvers began chipping, sawing and molding ice blocks throughout the city at 9 am. Unique and original sculptures were formed out of 300-pound ice blocks. The ice carvers competed for cash prizes and the […]

  • Bestseller List: Feb. 22, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens3. There There by Tommy Orange4. Devotions by Mary Oliver5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo4. The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: […]

  • STEAM Mystery Bags

    After a successful inaugural year, the March STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) mystery-bag program is returning to the Baileys Harbor Library. Available for pickup starting March 1 and throughout the month, the bags provide hands-on learning and engineering fun. Those who complete the project by month’s end will receive a certificate and have […]

  • Rubber-Stamping Weekend

    Door County Rubber Stamps presents its spring 2019 Art Extravaganza Weekend April 5-7 at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay. A welcome with continental breakfast will launch the event on April 5, 9-10 am, followed by all-new, custom classes, 10 am – 9:30 pm, taught by Sarah Justison of The Paper Cut in Appleton. Most […]

  • Remembering Rosemary Utzinger

    Door County oil painter died Jan. 28 Having a thriving arts scene is something many Door County residents and visitors can take for granted today. But having something that can be taken for granted is thanks to many artists who laid a foundation for future artists to grow. Rosemary Utzinger was one of these artists. […]

  • Thanksgiving in February: Weekend Primer Podcast

    Andrew and Matt are back with your weekend primer for the week of February 22nd, 2019. Events include: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “My Favorite Universe” at Newport State Park Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44 Winery “Late Night Catechism” at the Southern Door Auditorium Katie Dahl at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion ZoupArt at […]