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

  • Holiday Show at Lost Moth Gallery

    On Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 10 am – 5 pm three artists will join together at Lost Moth Gallery just south of Carlsville to offer affordable art for the holidays.

  • Liberty Square Hosts Jewelry Trunk Show

    Artist Michal Ann Carley will present her new artglass jewelry and décor in a holiday trunk show Saturday, December 8 from 1 – 5 pm at the new Board Room in Liberty Square.

  • Audrey Off’s Artwork Available at Craft Cottage

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is pleased to include the artwork of Audrey Off in their gallery of local Door Peninsula artists. Audrey Mae Off was born in Sturgeon Bay, and her art reflects the profound influence of water and nature.

  • “Under the Branches” Opens in Fairfield’s b2 Gallery

    On Tuesday, December 4, the Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Sturgeon Bay will open the doors to “Under the Branches,” an eight-artist exhibition in the art center’s lower-level b2 Gallery.

  • Door County Art League Rounds Out Exhibition Schedule

    At a time when many galleries along the peninsula are heading into hibernation mode, Charlene Berg is gearing up for a new show to grace the walls of her gallery.

  • Satisfying a Niche: The Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art

    I, like many Northern Door folk, seem to keep just busy enough that my spare time is more often than not filled with mundane tasks such as laundry and dishes rather than exploring the wonders of this great place. However, the fact that my free time is rare does not stop me from dreaming up […]

  • Ceramic Performance

    He was trained as an actor at Carnegie Mellon University. So it comes as a surprise to him, as much as anyone, that his life’s work is now forging ceramic art. When Chad Luberger, owner of Plum Bottom Pottery, talks about the transition from acting to pottery he finds an unexpected geometry of connections. “When […]

  • A Little Less Isolated: DCA Lecture Series brings world issues to the Door

    Each January, Door County experiences a mass exodus as the snowbirds fly away to warmer climes. The hearty souls who remain hunker down for the winter to enjoy the pastimes of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and indoor activities, many of which include sitting by a roaring fire…and that includes the fire burning in the Door Community […]

  • Artist Emerged: Jennifer Lee

    Franne Dickinson, renowned and beloved Door County artist, answered the phone one day to discover her excited 21 year-old granddaughter Jennifer calling from Ohio saying, “Guess what I just discovered, I think I might be an artist!” Jennifer who had been playing around with sketching realized that she liked the picture she had just drawn […]

  • William Jauquet’s Love of Bronze

    How does a hobby evolve into a passion, and a passion into a career? You might ask William Jauquet, who began in 1978 as a “rural folk woodcarver” and whose career has evolved over the years to encompass a worldwide audience for his bronze castings. His fame travels far and wide, and yet his feet […]

  • Jeweler Jen Hough

    After meeting jewelry designer Jen Hough, you may have trouble believing that she has been interested in art for more than 20 years. It might be more plausible if you learn that her career began in kindergarten when she started making her own jewelry. She expanded and started selling her necklaces by age 11. While […]

  • A Walk in the Woods: Inside the paintings of Margaret Lockwood

    A stand of trees glowing in the sunrise. A bank of clouds illuminated by the evening’s final rays of light. Artists have always been transfixed by the beautiful landscapes of Door County. The natural world has long been one of the primary inspirations of visual artists. But perhaps no artist has put as much effort […]

  • Leap and the Landing Will Appear: Artist Jodi Brey

    Jodi Brey takes what you might call a holistic approach to art. She is a skilled sculptor and jeweler who happens to possess the unique ability to bring her craft into a larger sphere – one that encompasses the myriad connections between environment, community and, of course, the impetus for art. But like the story […]

  • The Frykman “Family” Gallery

    Two generations of the Frykman family formed a partnership in 2005 to make art their life and opened The David Frykman Studio Gallery in Door County’s “gallery town” of Ellison Bay. Theirs is a happily-ever-after success story, for success in Door County pretty much means doing the thing you love to do and making a […]

  • Off Beat, Off Season: Isadoora Theatre Company

    Some say that theatre had its origins thousands of years ago, with a group of friends seated around a campfire eating a meal and sharing stories about their day. Then, one person decided that the story would be better if two people told the story together, each acting out a different part. Over time, the […]

  • Fireside Coffeehouse Concerts: Coffee Culture Arrives at Door Community Auditorium

    Whoever would have thought that a little black bean could be powerful enough to create a culture all its own? But small as it is, the coffee bean has resulted in a phenomenon that crosses cultures around the world. In the years since the simple bean was first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, drinking […]

  • The Art of the Quilt

    In winter of 2006, quilting as an art form came joyfully out of the closet in Door County with the Miller Art Museum’s exhibit of “Quilt National 2005: The Best of Contemporary Fine Art Quilts.” Initiated by the Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center in Athens, Ohio, this traveling exhibition of 20 quilts was organized to […]

  • Re-Presenting: The Works of Bruce Basch

    Bruce Basch is one of those rare artists who doesn’t measure his success by the number of works he sells, but rather by the success of new ideas, color nuances and kitschy provocations. Basch lives the kind of in-between life as an artist and waiter that affords the leisure of moving at whim – but […]

  • The Story of a Studio Potter: Brian Fitzgerald Working in Clay ’til the End

    “What do you want to do for the rest of your life?” This is a rather daunting question for most anyone, usually answered with a wrinkling of the eyebrows and a contemplative “Hmmm,” or with a shrug of the shoulders and simple “I don’t know.” For those people who actually have an answer to the […]

  • Festival Founders Set the Stage for an Eminent Musical Tradition

    The concert hall was ready, the audience was taking their seats and history was about to be made. In a few minutes the downbeat from Maestro Thor Johnson would commence the first concert of the new Peninsula Music Festival, initiating a tradition that would endure for the next 50 years and beyond. Outside the hall, […]