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

  • Publishing Industry News: Sept. 6, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum, a new book based on the late Theodor Geisel’s unfinished manuscript and sketches, will be published by Random House on Sept. 3. • An Aug. 12 letter signed […]

  • Door County Authors Host Pop-Up Sale

    Door County authors Sue Jarosh, Judy DuCharme, Jamie Leek Palmer, Jill Harding and Kimberly Eisch-Wood will have a pop-up sale and signing at the NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay on Sept. 7, 9 am – 4 pm. Collectively, their award-winning books cover several genres and every age group. Besides selling and signing their […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Marilyn Taylor

    Marilyn Taylor will be the featured poet at the Sept. 11, 7 pm, Dickinson Poetry Series event held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St. (Hwy 42) in north Ephraim. Taylor, a former Wisconsin poet laureate, is the author of six poetry collections, and her work has appeared in Poetry, Able Muse and Measure […]

  • Northern Sky Opens New Creative Campus

    Northern Sky’s new creative campus at the corner of county roads A and F may have taken theater operations under one roof, but it’s not leaving the natural world behind.  The organization opened the doors to its new, $7.8 million home and the Barbara and Spencer Gould Theater Aug. 30 to a crowd of dedicated […]

  • Writing-Critique Groups Are Vital to Shaping Works

    by Jerod Santek, Artistic Director, Write On, Door County Recently, I was able to hear the author Zoe Zolbrod talk about Rebecca Makkai’s novel The Great Believers. Zolbrod and Makkai are members of the same long-lived writing group, so Zolbrod saw this novel from its beginnings to its completion. Published by Penguin Random House in […]

  • Culture Club: The Evolution of Creative Spaces

    Gracing the entrance to Peninsula School of Art is the last of two gray barns that were at one time the entirety of the school. A wealth of stories surrounds the barns and the generations of students who have taken classes in these spaces. The barns have seen things from welding to painting, giant puppets, […]

  • Contemporary Ceramics on Display at Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery (thehardy.org) presents its fourth and final exhibit of the season, By Fire: A Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, Aug. 30 through Oct. 13, with an opening reception Aug. 30, 5:30-7 pm.  This exhibit explores the materiality of ceramics by focusing on nonutilitarian, sculptural work. Artists include Christopher L. Davis-Benavides of Milwaukee; Rebecca Carlton, Stephanie […]

  • Quilt Show at Harbor Ridge Winery

    Area quilters will display their talents this Labor Day weekend at the 14th annual quilt show and sale, held at Harbor Ridge Winery, 4690 Rainbow Ridge Court, south of downtown Egg Harbor. More than 200 quilted items – art quilts, lap quilts, table runners, wall hangings, children’s quilts and aprons – will be available for purchase […]

  • Plum Bottom Hosts Art Shows at Both Locations

    Plum Bottom is hosting events at both of its Egg Harbor locations during Labor Day weekend. See expanded collections by resident jewelry artist Angela Olson Luberger and Madison artist Hannah Wong at the Plum Bottom Road location on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 10 am – 5 pm. Luberger will be on site both days, […]

  • Guzman Presents Jewelry Exhibit at Angela Lensch Gallery

    Regional jewelry artist Gabriel Guzman will be at the Angela Lensch Gallery during the holiday weekend for part two of a three-part series of jewelry exhibits called The Marvelous World of Jewelry. Part two will feature his latest collection Aug. 31, 10 am – 5 pm. “Though my formal training is as a scientist, I […]

  • Labor Day Weekend Art Pop-Up Sale at Base Camp

    Don’t miss your chance to see the artwork of eight Door County artists at an art pop-up sale to be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 10 am – 6 pm both days, in the upstairs space above the historic Base Camp Coffee building, 10904 Hwy 42 in Sister Bay. Artists Lynn Gilchrist, Kathie Hart, Phoebe […]

  • Annual Gills Rock Artfest Held Labor Day Weekend

    A village of tents filled with fine arts, crafts and creative people at work will cover the grounds of Gills Rock Coffee, 12625 Hwy 42, on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 10 am – 5 pm. Twenty artists who work in collage, assemblage, oil, jewelry, encaustic, photography, mosaic and clay will show and sell their […]

  • Edgewood Hosts ‘Exhibit IV’ Reception and Painting Demo

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a Labor Day weekend reception for Exhibit IV on Aug. 31, 4-7 pm. Featured artists include painters Susan Hale, Tom Nachreiner and George Shipperley, and jeweler Olga Ganoudis. Artist introductions and short talks will take place in the courtyard at 5 pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres served.  Nachreiner will […]

  • ‘September Invitational’ at Meadows Gallery

    The Meadows Gallery will show the work of five artists selected for their diverse art, their consistent quality and the different techniques they use in their work. Featured artists include Emil Baurkert (wood and stained glass), Beverly Hart Branson (paint), Ethel Davis (pastels), Marcia Nickols (mixed-media and collage), and Lori Wier (mixed-media and paint). An […]

  • Get Ready for Fall in Artful Style at Bazyli

    As the autumn nights get cooler, Bazyli Studio Wearable Art has what you need to stay warm during the seasonal shift. Bazyli features 5 Miles East Alpaca’s royal baby alpaca wraps, vests and scarves; handwoven vests and jackets by master weaver Vivian Morrisson; leggings, thermal tops, hoodies and silks by master shibori artist Carter Smith; […]

  • Information Session on UW-Green Bay Art Program at PenArt

    Is the teen artist in your family interested in pursuing a degree in fine art, art education or graphic design? Join Sarah Detweiler, UW-Green Bay associate professor and former chair of UW-Green Bay’s Art and Design Program, for a free session to learn about the application process Sept. 14, 10-11:30 am, at Peninsula School of […]

  • Barbara Timmerman to Exhibit at Base Camp Coffee

    Barbara Timmerman will return to Base Camp Coffee in September and October with a display of artwork from Egg Harbor to Gills Rock. Known for her light, bright acrylic interpretations of well-known village buildings, she will also include several works from her summer trip to Provence. Base Camp Coffee, 10904 Hwy 42 in Sister Bay, […]

  • Egg Harbor Photographer’s Work Selected for LensWork Book

    LensWork’s publication Seeing in SIXES 2019 – a juried selection of 50 six-image projects – will include a photography project of Egg Harbor fine-art photographer Carol Straubel.  LensWork editor Brooks Jensen writes, “The concept behind SIXES is six related, but independent images bound together as a whole that reflect ideas beyond what something looks like to explore […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Aug. 30 – Sept. 6, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Mark Gottlieb at Trident Media sealed a six-figure deal for City of Dragons, a new graphic-novel series by Jaimal Yogis and illustrated by Vivian Truong, with David Saylor. It’s a “fantastical coming-of-age […]

  • September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

    Library cards are free at Door County Library, and a library card opens a world of possibilities through resources and services that give students the tools to succeed in school and as lifelong learners. “Our library programs serve students of all ages,” said Beth Lokken, youth services librarian. “For younger children, we offer early literacy […]