Artistic Curiosities

“Leaf Series I” by Sally Everhardus.

The community is invited to view recent works featuring artists Cheryl Stidwell Parker and Sally Everhardus at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County Gallery in Ephraim during October. A reception with the artists will be held Oct. 12 from noon until 2 pm.

The two artists are friends and artistic colleagues who meet regularly to share and comment on each other’s works in progress. To keep their drawing skills intact, they formed an occasional coop during which participants both model and draw in their medium of choice. They have painted plein air together and independently and share artistic curiosities.

Everhardus recently won People’s Choice Award for her “Screaming Turtle” egg at the “Eggstravaganza” in Egg Harbor. Drawing inspiration from her physical surroundings as well as her extensive and diverse reading, physical observations and inherent inventiveness, she works in a variety of mediums including watercolor, fused glass, polychromed wood, acrylic and mixed media construction, leaving her free to choose the one that best expresses an idea.

Stidwell Parker, with her husband Stephen Lavell, established Chez Cheryl Art Space, home to the annual Door Prize for Portraiture.

“Whether a pastoral scene at my studio window or an abstraction in gestural strokes, movement of light, color and the natural phenomena around me are elements of my focus,” said Stidwell Parker. “The past year has been an exercise in coming to terms with vision changes as well as episodic improvisation within the foundations of painting.”

The reception will feature the guitar music of Lavell as well as the opportunity to talk to the artists about their work. The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1 – 3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11 am – 12:30 pm Sunday, and by appointment. For more information call 920.854.7559.