The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay presents an artist talk with award-winning printmaker, UW-Oshkosh Professor of Art and Director of the Allen Priebe Art Gallery Gail D. Panske on Feb. 9 at 10:30 am. Panske is an artist of integrity and striking originality with a distinguished record of national and international exhibitions and residencies.
The free program, open to the general public, is the first of the Miller’s 2017 Second Thursday program series; doors open at 10 am for coffee, conversation and exhibit viewing.
The program will give background into the history and appeal of print portfolios from an artist’s perspective as well as background on the work currently on display. It complements the museum’s newest exhibit, Prints Matter, Master Mimics that opened Jan. 21. The exhibition features 22 original fine art prints reflecting the influence of a master work of art from any era, historic or contemporary, and includes diverse imagery, points of view, and social commentary. In addition to the Prints Matter, Master Mimics
portfolio, a second print portfolio, The Exquisite Corpse, is on display in the rear gallery. This portfolio was created by Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery in 2015 under the supervision of Green Bay printmaker Christine Style. It was created by 32 regional artists who participated in a game originally created by surrealist artists that involved chance, collaboration, and unpredictability; it is now included in the museum’s permanent collection.
Gail D. Panske, a native of Oshkosh, received her MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; she is a Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she also serves as Director of the Allen Priebe Art Gallery. She is the recipient of an Arts Midwest/National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. Her work is included in numerous private and public collections.
The museum is located in the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Hours are 10 am – 8 pm Monday, 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday; and closed Sunday. Admission is free; galleries are fully accessible. For more information visit millerartmuseum.org.