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

  • Gallery of the DCAL Artist Demonstrations

    Door County Art League artist Pat Olson will be demonstrating acrylic painting during business hours on Friday, June 13, at the Gallery of the Door County Art League, located at the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42 and County F in Fish Creek.

  • Carl Mengert to Demonstrate Collage at DCAL Meeting

    Sturgeon Bay resident Carl Mengert will be guest speaker at the Door County Art League’s (DCAL) monthly meeting on Monday, June 23, beginning 7 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Department meeting room.

  • Two Photographers Capture the Precise and the Abstract

    Charlene Berg brings forth a burst of colorful photography, featuring the works of two new artists in her latest exhibit at Gallery Ten in Gills Rock.

  • Summer Solstice Celebration at Gallery Ten

    This season, Charlene Berg will sell the artwork of villagers from Ecuador to help fund the “Art for Water” initiative. The program, a brainchild of Kendra Johnson and Froylan Sifuentes, environmental and chemical engineering students at MIT respectively, as well as Johnson’s mother Tera, aims to sell ceramics and jewelry created by residents of Puerto Santa Ana – a multi-ethnic, indigenous community in Ecuador’s rain forest – within the United States to raise funds to maintain the village’s water system.

  • Schedule for DCAL Plein Air Painting

    The Plein Air painters of the Door County Art League are already into the fourth week of their regularly scheduled Wednesday morning paint-outs. The artists, led by Jim Leatham, paint in various locations throughout the Door Peninsula from April to November.

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries to Host Artist Reception and Demonstrations

    To celebrate the opening of its second show of the season, Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting an artist demonstration and opening reception on Saturday, June 14.

  • Q & A – Questions and Artists

    The Peninsula Pulse has teamed up with the Door County Art League (DCAL) to reprint portions of interviews conducted by Randy Rasmussen, a DCAL Member-at-Large, with various artists. Featured in this issue of the Pulse are interviews with Sarah Bradley, Lynn Gilchrist and Ernest Beutel, all of whom work at Artists Guild in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Art News: “The Art of Letting Go”

    Having interviewed many artists over my year with the Pulse, I often find that the question I ask the most of artists is “Why do you create art?” It’s a curiosity, really.

  • Zabler Design Hosts Soo Hoo Trunk Show

    Zabler Design Jewelers in Ephraim will host a three-week trunk show of wearable art by Door County clothing designer Sue Donohoo. After closing her Ephraim wearable art gallery last fall, Donohoo will return to the original location where she began her business in 2000.

  • Ceramics by Maria Kenarova Featured

    Artwork by Maria Kenarova, a Bulgarian-born Santa Fe ceramic artist, will be featured at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek. An international artist, Kenarova’s decorative, handmade ceramic sculptures have appeared in exhibitions all over the world, including Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, and the United States.

  • Peninsula Jeweler Hosts Gem Dig

    Peninsula Jeweler, located at 218 S. Neenah Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, is hosting a Gem Dig for the public on Saturday, June 14 from 11 am – 4 pm. For five dollars, participants will be provided a bucket of sand in which to “pan for gems.

  • Off the Wheel Pottery Hosts “10th Anniversary Celebration”

    Off the Wheel Pottery is hosting an open house on Thursday, June 19 to celebrate ten successful years of business. The anniversary reception, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres, is free to the public and will take place from 6 – 9 pm on the Country Road E property.

  • Noble House Art Show

    Artwork by local artist Mary Blotti Anderson will be on display at the Noble House Office and Education Center in Fish Creek on Saturday, June 21 from 1 – 4 pm as part of an open house.

  • Amish Quilts Featured at Jacksonport Craft Cottage

    The Amish quilt room at the Jacksonport Craft Cottage showcases nearly 100 Amish quilts, recently hand-picked by owners Sue and Joe Jarosh. Quilts, wall hangings, and other Amish made items are available, as well as texts regarding the Amish lifestyle.

  • Hands On Art Opportunities

    Throughout the summer months, Hands On Art Studio is offering instructional workshops as well as walk in, freewheeling creative experiences for any individual wishing to create a work of art.

  • Local Photographers’ Published in National Magazine

    Sister Bay residents, Lucas and Heather Frykman, became nationally published photographers for the first time with their article, “Common Loons,” in the Maine-based quarterly magazine Nature Photographer.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Announces Exhibit II Artist Reception

    Three artists – oil painters Lori Beringer and Anne Powell and watercolorist Tom Barnes – combine to create the second exhibit of the Fine Line Designs Gallery’s 2008 Season.

  • Exploring Artists’ Relationships

    To celebrate their 41st summer season, the Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio will present a series of events showcasing the relationship artists’ share with their family and friends entitled “Artist, Friends, and Family.

  • Five Poems By Brickman

    After a hard winter, that does not quite seem to know when to quit and just in time to inspire a languishing spring to bloom into summer, we again offer you, Dear Reader, five freshly fugitive morsels of sensible sapience from our own wise man for all seasons, Jay Brickman.

  • Book Review

    With the coming of spring, and not a moment too soon, Marsh River Editions presents Two off Q: a conversation in poetry by June Nirschl and Judy Roy.