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

  • Brilliant Marketing, Drömhus Host Open House

    Brilliant Marketing Communication and Drömhus will host a combined open house May 6, 2-7 pm, when DJ Watkins will be spinning 45s and there will be food in the shared yard at 611 Jefferson St. in Sturgeon Bay, free refreshments and a flea market. Kids are welcome. Drömhus is an event venue with bold and […]

  • Works by Marcia Nickols Featured at The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host an artist reception May 5, 4-6 pm, to showcase the creations of Door County artist Marcia Nickols, who works in water-based oils, mixed media, watercolors and wool felt art.  With a master’s degree in art education, she has taught all grades how to “see” and be creative and is currently […]

  • Hardy Gallery Opens May 28

    The Hardy Gallery – a part of the Door County art community since the mid-1900s – will open May 28 for its 60th season with the 60th annual Wall-to-Wall Juried Exhibit, running May 28 – July 10. This salon-style show at the gallery, 3083 Anderson Lane in Ephraim, is open to both emerging and established artists, and members […]

  • Idea Gallery Opens April 30 for Sixth Season

    Idea Gallery will open for its sixth season April 30 with Exhibit 1: the winter studio creations of 50 artists working in painting, jewelry, ceramics, cast and blown glass, printmaking, photography, digital painting, sculpture, drawing and mixed-media assemblages. New Wisconsin-based artists for the 2022 season are Jan Jahnke of Milwaukee, Tom Friese and Donald Taylor […]

  • Clay on Steele Comes Full Circle

    In 1992, Mark Kolinski – who had been a special-needs teacher at Gibraltar for several years – asked then-Superintendent Bob Dahlstrom for a two-year sabbatical to teach abroad in international schools. “I will give you the sabbatical, but you won’t be back,” Dahlstrom told him. Dahlstrom had had overseas experience himself as an administrator in the […]

  • Pottery Classes at Clay on Steele

    The Clay on Steele pottery studio and gallery, 221 Steele St. in Algoma, is gearing up for its spring classes. Eight pottery wheels, kilns and lots of tools and clay will be available to students who are interested in learning how to make beautiful, functional clay forms. Clay on Steele offers several learning options. During […]

  • Deliberate by Design: How Paula Swaydan Grebel navigates the artistic process

    Paula Swaydan Grebel approaches her painting very deliberately: sorting through images, making selections, doing small drawings and then making a sketch on paper — a sketch she may enlarge, shrink or cut apart to insert a new image in the middle. Only then does she begin to transfer the image to canvas in oil paint. […]

  • Future of Hardy Gallery in Question

    The future of one of Door County’s most recognizable buildings is up for discussion in Ephraim.  During its meeting Tuesday, the Ephraim Village Board decided to take a step back to gather more input on the future of Anderson Dock and the Hardy Gallery after residents raised questions about the information upon which the village […]

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opening April 15

    Woodwalk Gallery is extending its season a little more, opening weekends starting April 15, then shifting to daily hours starting May 1.  The opening show, Magical Mysterious Tour, is an expanded version of the online show running through the end of April and featuring 40 juried pieces. The four prize winners from the online show, […]

  • UUFDC Gallery Reopens

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) has resumed hosting exhibitions, and its first, Johanna Axelrod: Nature Reimagined, will be on display through May 29. Axelrod has worked as an artist for more than four decades, is always experimenting, and has explored watercolor, acrylics, pencil, encaustic, mixed media and collage in a variety of […]

  • ‘Nature’s Medley’ on Display at The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host Nature’s Medley, featuring the works of Door County artist Marcia Nickols. An opening reception will be held May 5, 4-6 pm, and her work – which includes water-based oils, mixed media, watercolors and wool felt art – will be on display at The Ridges Nature Center through May. All works are […]

  • ‘Spring I’ Art Show Opens at Plum Bottom Gallery

    Plum Bottom Gallery will host an opening reception for its Spring I art show April 23, 10 am – 5 pm, at the 4999 Plum Bottom Road location in Egg Harbor. Featured artists will be at the gallery 3-6 pm, with artist talks beginning at 4 pm.  Among the featured artists, Stephanie Lord is a […]

  • Student Art on Display at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum is presenting its 48th annual Salon of Door County High School Art April 16 – May 23. Presented in collaboration with peninsula art educators, the exhibition marks nearly five decades of displaying artwork created in diverse media by students who live in Door County. This year’s exhibition will include contributions by more […]

  • Lost & Found: Everyday objects become works of art

    photos courtesy of Drömhus You might try to pigeonhole Teresa Ann Gifford, but she’s unlikely to stay confined.  The owner of The Assemblage Studio in Green Bay currently has an exhibit of paper quilts at Drömhus in Sturgeon Bay where, earlier this month, she led a workshop called Alice … in Paper: A Journey into […]

  • Peninsula School of Art Explores Artist Collaborations

    Peninsula School of Art will open its newest exhibition, Dynamic Duos: Art of Collaboration on April 8 with work by nine artist pairs. A free public reception will kick off the exhibit, 4:30-6 pm, at the school, 3900 Cty F in Fish Creek. The exhibit will run through Saturday, May 28.  The school invited artists, […]

  • Sea Grant Celebrates 50 Years with Public Artwork

    Wisconsin Sea Grant is celebrating its 50th year through a special commission for a piece of public art to be displayed outdoors at the Sturgeon Bay City Hall. Wisconsin Sea Grant and the City of Sturgeon Bay are partnering on this artistic endeavor and invite proposals from qualified artists, or artist teams, for an original […]

  • Peninsula School of Art Opens ‘Dynamic Duos’ Exhibit

    Peninsula School of Art will open its latest exhibition, Dynamic Duos: Art of Collaboration, on April 8 with a free public reception, 4:30-6 pm, at the school at 3900 Cty F in Fish Creek. The exhibition will run through May 28. Dynamic Duos features nine artist pairs – some local, some from farther away – who work […]

  • Seth Taylor Newest Third Room Guest Artist

    SŌMI Gallery will host an opening reception for Seth Taylor, its newest Third Room guest artist, on April 2, 4-6 pm. Spirit Essence Presence will feature Taylor’s ink paintings on rice paper, inspired by the beauty and movement of the natural world, as well as everyday captured moments. The exhibit will continue through May 14.  […]

  • Michael Nitsch: The Evolution of an Artist

    It was a cold, wet day in March when I interviewed Michael Nitsch at his home. The ground squished beneath our feet as we walked to the old chicken coop that is now his printmaking studio, but he was cheerfully looking forward to spring, when his interests in gardening and printmaking come together as he […]

  • Shaping Perspectives: Glassblowing artist Jaime Guerrero

    A group from the Boys and Girls Club of Door County walked down the street to the Popelka-Trenchard Glass Studio to watch and hear Jaime Guerrero, a guest glassblowing artist, demonstrate his craft. On this particular day, he was demonstrating his series titled Homies by crafting a head for one of the blown-glass sculptures. As […]