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

  • PAS Guenzel Gallery Hosts 3rd Annual We LOVE Winter Exhibit

    Peninsula Art School will host an exhibit of children’s artwork beginning January 21 and continuing through March 8. Everyone is invited to join in creating this winter wonderland in the Guenzel Gallery.

  • A Literary Look at the Art of Snow Sculpting

    With a blanket of fallen nature – bright white sky reflecting bright white snow – something special starts this morning slow. I brew coffee with a contemplative gaze toward the yard; my thoughts are upon the cold covering that lays a new scene on sights I have found to be predictable.

  • NEA’s Big Read Draws to a Close

    Throughout January, Door County residents and visitors have been reading, exploring and celebrating John Steinbeck’s classic 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath through The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.

  • 2 Poems

    Fingernails A pile of sliver-like crescents, dusty white, your fingernails, rest at the edge of the bathroom counter in a weak little pyramid. “Did you forget something?” I shout to my reflection, noticing the movement of my freckled nose and the reddening strain of my jaw.

  • Bread Upon the Waters

    Although Wilson Macaulay became an accomplished artist, mainly through talent and perseverance, he never overcame several disadvantages. For one thing, he lacked a mentor who could have coached him in the finer techniques of painting and also introduced him to other artists and potential customers.

  • Twinkie

    In the Newsweek review of Twinkie Deconstructed by Steve Ettlinger, the reviewer sounded surprised to learn that “food grade plaster of Paris” was used in the manufacture of what is both fondly and notoriously known as America’s most famous “junk food.

  • Authors and After Words

    Regarding cultural affairs, American ingenuity has contributed a number of remarkable items to the world including Jazz and other popular musical forms (such as rock and roll and the musical comedy), blue jeans (invented to serve as a durable work pant for cowboys and miners and now a major article of high fashion clothing) and, of course, the American Western film.

  • NEA’s Big Read Begins in January

    As 2007 draws to a close, Door County is gearing up for its January celebration of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, part of a nationwide National Endowment for the Arts initiative called “The Big Read.

  • 2 Poems

    “Of Apples, God, and Gravity” and “Purgatory”

  • Aldo Leopold’s Warning

    Aldo Leopold, pioneering conservationist and Wisconsin icon writes in his classic, Sand County Almanac, “There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm.

  • Books and Authors – Laurie R. King

    When I look back on my life, books are the one constant. A safe place midst the ever-changing world, they offer knowledge, enlightenment, entertainment, and hope.

  • Authors & After Words

    Once more a caveat: if you’re waiting to see the remake of “3:10 to Yuma,” don’t read this! In March, 1953, Elmore Leonard’s short story, “3:10 to Yuma,” was first published in Dime Western Magazine.

  • 2008 Business of Art Symposium at PAS

    Most visual artists will never be accused of being left brained, but in order to find success in the art world, they’ll need a solid measure of practical business knowledge.

  • Door County Holiday Exhibit Delights Visitors At Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM), located at 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, is hosting an exhibit, Coming Home For The Holidays, which reflects the beauty of winter and holiday memories through the personal interpretations of 32 artists.

  • Holiday Art on Display in Jacksonport

    Stop in at the Jacksonport Craft Cottage for holiday gifts hand crafted by local artists. Special features this month include pieces by Ken and Pat Klitzman.

  • Support The Fairfield During Annual Fund Drive

    Throughout the month of December, the Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art is asking its members, friends and the Door County community for their support during the art center’s 2007 Annual Fund Drive.

  • Door County’s Fairfield Gallery Hosts Sturgeon Bay High School Students

    On Thursday, November 29, the Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art in downtown Sturgeon Bay hosted a group of students from Sturgeon Bay High School for an afternoon of fun and arts-related activity in the art center’s first-floor Main Gallery.

  • Door County Town Hall Meeting for Door County Arts in Fish Creek

    Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) President Jack Moneypenny has called a Town Hall Meeting for every Door County artist and Door County arts organization in Door County. This community forum is an effort to allow everyone a chance to express their opinions about what they envision for continued success in an arts-related business.

  • Ephraim’s Hardy Uptown Gallery Features Work of Local Artisans

    The Uptown Gallery, nestled in the heart of historic downtown Ephraim, is pleased to feature the holiday-themed paintings of Sturgeon Bay artist Cheryl Bishop, along with a fine selection of handcrafted gifts perfect for the holidays by additional local artisans.

  • Scandia Residents Celebrate the Holiday Season with Hardy Enrichment Workshop

    Local seniors were fully enthralled in the spirit of the holiday season in a recent Enrichment Workshop offered by the Francis Hardy Center for the Arts.