Category: Art Scene

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

  • Ellen Kort at The Clearing

    Wisconsin poet, Ellen Kort, will teach a one-day workshop – A Poetry Worthshop – at The Clearing on Saturday, October 11.


    Peninsula Pulse Senior Correspondent Bjorn Bakken sorts the news from village hall as the political process unfolds in Door County. While not always present, no meeting, nor their agendas, get past Bakken’s typewriter.

  • Angelina on My Mind

    One of the things I like to do every morning on my way home from work is stop at Rosenthal’s drugstore and have a fresh cup of coffee. There’s a fountain just inside the front door with eight stools, and it’s an ideal place to sit and watch people walking by or waiting for the Halsted streetcar.

  • Authors and After Words

    For those who go for the likes of J. R. R. Tolkien and his Middle Earth sagas, it will be no surprise to hear that the quest theme is a major element of epic story telling, both ancient and modern.

  • “Art with a Comfort Zone” – Charlene’s Gallery Ten, Gills Rock, Door County

    Even a person with zero interest in art would be hard-pressed not to fall into a heady sort of “art lust” with the energy and vibrancy of Charlene’s Gallery Ten.

  • Door County Art: UU Gallery Soirsce Kastner’s Artwork

    A youthful and inquisitively talented artist, Soirsce Kastner credits Carol Sills for awakening her to reflective painting through “story telling.” At the age of eleven she enrolled in a Sills class at the Peninsula Art School.

  • Door County Art: Turtle Ridge Hosts Trunk Show and Demonstration

    On October 4 and 5, Lesley Bruce Smith will be demonstrating flame worked, hand-made glass beads at Turtle Ridge. This artist’s most recent work was inspired by a trip to Africa, and her new beads reflect the patterns of the savanna.

  • Door County Art: Native American Art Featured in Fish Creek

    The Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek features the artwork of Red Starr “Elk,” a full-blooded Native American. Born into the Sioux Nation in 1937, he was inspired to hand coil and craft pottery by Charles Blunt Horn, Norman Red Star and Swift Bird.

  • Door County Art: Two Speakers Expound on Portrait Exhibit at Miller Art Museum

    Visitors interested in learning more about the newest exhibit at the Miller Art Museum, “Portraits of Americans Who Tell The Truth,” – a collection of 35 portraits of courageous and engaged Americans by Maine artist Rob Shetterly – will have two opportunities to do so.

  • Door County Art: Amish Quilt Show & Sale in Sister Bay

    The Autumn Amish Quilt Show & Sale will be held at the Sister Bay Village Hall in downtown Sister Bay from 9 am – 5 pm Thursday through Sunday, October 9 through 12, 2008.

  • Door County Art: Weaving a Tale of Ties

    As a memorial to Edward Weidner, founding chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Fish Creek artist Wendy Carpenter created a woven piece of art that personifies the man and his infamous love of neckties.

  • Door County Artist Reception and Benefit at Mr. Helsinki

    Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar will be hosting an artist reception on Thursday, October 9 from 6 – 8 pm for Ellison Bay resident Jennifer Lee. Hors d’ouevres will be served and Mr.

  • Door County Art Benefits Habitat for Humanity

    Gallery 42 in Juddville had a novel idea: help others with the sale of art. So, when Gallery 42 opened, gallery owners Tim and Julie Nyberg decided to make it apparent to gallery visitors that a percentage of all sales of original art at the gallery would go to benefit Door County Habitat for Humanity.

  • Door County Art: “Telling Stories with Quilts & Words” Opens in Gallery 242

    On Tuesday, October 7, the Trillium Quilt Guild will open “Telling Stories with Quilts & Words” in Gallery 242, located on the lower level of the Fairfield Art Center in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay.

  • Naczas and Heirloom Santas Visit Door County Nature Works

    Artist Barbara Naczas will be visiting Door County Nature Works on October 4 and 5. Naczas is known for her handcrafted, life-size heirloom Santas. Originally from Poland, Naczas now resides in the Chicago suburbs and will have on display her one-of-a-kind Heirloom Santas – each have a different theme, and no two are alike.

  • Door County Art: Ritchey to Demonstrate

    Door County Art League (DCAL) member Gale Ritchey will be demonstrating fractal energy painting during business hours on Sunday, October 5, at the Gallery of the Door County Art League, located at the back of the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42 and County F on Spring Road in Fish Creek.

  • A Poem – “Bowling With Barack”

    Bowling With Barack The balls roll straight down the alley, send the pins toppling like tired lies exposed to integrity’s white light. Strike after strike, and the pins rise, persistent as Sisyphus’ rock in its tumbling, defying the long Lincolnesque figure who bowls and bowls and bowls again.

  • An Evening With Men in Socks at The Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek

    On Wednesday, October 8 at 7 pm Madison, Wisconsin poet Richard Swanson will be reading at the Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek. Swanson will be reading from his collection Men in the Nude in Socks and other poems.

  • 2 Poems – “Men in the Nude in Socks” and “Wishes for the Next War”

    Men in the Nude in Socks Hey, lookit! These men in the nude in their socks – all pink torso and hatchling-haired legs. Are those bald spots on the backside or rumps on top? Gawd, get a snapshot get a guffawish gawk at the gluteus maximus, the muscle minima. Remember the member- ous droop and […]


    Peninsula Pulse Senior Correspondent Bjorn Bakken reports about the village of Ephraim on a continuing but irregular schedule with emphasis on Town meetings which he cannot always attend.