The UU Gallery in north Ephraim welcomes Christy Kelly-Bentgen and her exhibit of mixed-media art for the month of September. An opening reception with the artist will be held Sept. 6, 12:30 – 2 pm. The public is invited.
Having spent most of her career as an art teacher, Kelly-Bentgen has experimented with a wide variety of media and techniques. Beginning with a BFA in painting, she later moved into ceramics, weaving and collage. Now she describes herself as a mixed-media artist using “whatever it takes” to translate ideas into objects.
Recent work, including collage, acrylic painting, encaustic, and oil pastels will be on display; this exhibit represents a kind of “homecoming” for her. She and her family lived in Door County for three years, and then moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan 12 years ago. Kelly-Bentgen has become an active member of the arts community there, and enjoys her new role as docent at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
Door County, however, has continued to beckon. Kelly-Bentgen and her husband Barney found a home in Egg Harbor and enjoy commuting between Michigan and Wisconsin.
The UU Gallery is located in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, and is open from 1 to 3 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11 am – 12:30 pm Sunday; and by appointment at 920.854.7559.