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

  • Door County Art News: PAA Announces Winter Grant Cycle

    The Peninsula Arts Association (PAA) announces the Winter 2009 ArtFUND Grant Cycle and the appointment of new grant administrator, Stephanie St. John.

  • Door County Art News: White Sale Helps Build Houses

    Door County Habitat for Humanity has a goal of raising $275,000 next year to once again achieve their goal of building three houses per year in Door County.

  • Door County Art News: Doerr Presented with Award at Fine Furnishings Show

    The Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show recently held in Milwaukee completed its third successful run and has announced the winners of the best-of-show awards.

  • Door County Art News: Wisconsin Great Lakes Photo, Writing Contest

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Great Lakes Office is holding their first “Discover Wisconsin’s Great Lakes” photo contest. The DNR is asking everyone to send in their best photos of Lake Michigan or Lake Superior by February 1, 2009.

  • Door County Art News: Stained Glass Ship Artwork on Display

    Chaudoir Glass Studio invites anyone interested to stop in and view a stained glass window recently completed for the Navy.

  • Door County Art News: Lynn Berger Presents Her Artwork at Base Camp

    Lynn Berger’s photography/fabric art is inspired by the natural beauty of Door County, a place to which she has been a “full-time visitor” since childhood.

  • Authors and After Words

    Philippa Gregory’s six novels about Tudor England have earned her a reputation as the preeminent writer of historical fiction today.

  • Kittydom on an Iowa Farm

    The morning after arriving at my sister’s home for my yearly visit, I hiked the quarter-mile lane to the farmstead of barns and various sheds to check out my nephew Dave’s perennial cat crop.

  • Green Thumb, Black My Eye

    “Forgive him.” That’s what she keeps telling me. “Forgiveness will help you heal. The pathway to forgiveness is hard but you’ll find comfort…

  • Door County News: Novel Ideas Hosts Books For Soldiers Weekend

    In honor of Veterans Day, Novel Ideas will donate 10 percent of every purchase made from Friday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 10 to the Books For Soldiers program.

  • Bjorn Bakken Reports

    Peninsula Pulse Senior Correspondent Bjorn Bakken is on a foreign assignment this week. The political report for this issue comes from correspondent T. Roscoe Everssonn who usually covers the maritime news.

  • A Poem

    She twiggled down the surpacious limestone path adding a twaggle to the twiggle while a crowd of slurafied-eyed popolarians gasped before she’d turned the corner and bid them all farewell.

  • 3 Poems

    Camping at Hartman Creek       (for “a table for twenty-seven”) Chores over, struck by a quick chorus of uproarious voices like axes echoing off oak, he remembers back toward Waupaca, the corner of County Highways Q and QQ, how sometimes language must be mute in order to be exact instead of accidentally cute. Glistening now […]

  • Culture Club – Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance

    Henry Moore, who died in 1986 at age 88, is one of the best-known sculptors of the 20th century. Born in 1898 among the hardscrabble coal towns of rugged Yorkshire, England, this quiet, unassuming man became renowned for his monumental sculpture and is now considered to be one of the art world’s most influential modernists.

  • The Politics of Making Quilts

    All her adult life Sturgeon Bay quilter Carola McMullen has been immersed in politics in one form or another, beginning with her degree in sociology and continuing both with her work in university administration and with her service as a school board member.

  • Update from Peninsula School of Art

    The exhibit “Bedtime Stories: an installation by Rebecca Pearson is no longer on display in the Guenzel Gallery of Peninsula School of Art. “Shimmering Sprits: the Art of Haitian Voodoo Flags” is on display in the Guenzel Gallery through November 8, 2008.

  • Fall Showcase Features Fiber and Watercolor

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is pleased to present a “Fall Showcase,” which will feature three talented Door County fiber artists – Paddy Elliott, Glenna Stephenson and Chris Vuco – as well as watercolor artist Kari Anderson, on Oct.

  • Artoberfest at Gallery 42

    Never one to pass up the opportunity for a cool beer and hunk of German sausage, Gallery 42 owner Tim Nyberg will welcome guests the last two weekends in October by rolling out the barrel in celebration of “Artoberfest.

  • Ellison Bay Arts Fall Art Crawl

    The Ellison Bay Arts group will host their 6th Annual Fall Art Crawl on Oct. 25 and 26. Like a treasure hunt and a party all rolled into one, the members of Ellison Bay Arts have been preparing for the Fall Art Crawl by creating new pottery, handbags, recipes, dress designs, painted furniture, happy surprises and lagniappes.

  • Door County Art League Holds Potluck, Plans for 2009

    Monday, Oct. 27, Door County Art League (DCAL) members will get together to socialize at a potluck dinner beginning at 6 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Department meeting room.