Clearing’s Student Exhibit Moves to Jensen Visitor Center

A nearly complete terrarium from the Terrariums, Miniature & Fairy Gardens class taught by volunteer Jeannie Ehmke.

More than 550 students participated in The Clearing’s Winter Program of 118 classes in January and February. Many of them will exhibit original works at The Clearing’s Annual Student Exhibit on March 1 & 2 from 10 am to 4 pm at The Clearing’s Jensen Visitor Center. This is a venue change from previous years when it was held at the Sister Bay Village Hall.

Class displays will highlight art, fine crafts, nature studies and projects created during The Clearing’s two month long Winter Program classes. The exhibit is the culmination of a wonderful winter season and is free and open to the public. Also, the bookstore and gift shop will be open to browse, and there will also be door prizes, including a free class.

The Clearing Folk School’s 2014 Winter Program of 118 classes was made possible through the generous contributions of time and talent by an all-volunteer faculty of 92 community instructors who teach in The Clearing’s informal hands-on folk school tradition. Classes are held on The Clearing campus in Ellison Bay and in homes and business locations throughout the county. A number of classes are also held outdoors with many opportunities for guided hiking “off the beaten path” in cooperation with the Door County Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy. This year also included the new statewide Wisconsin Master Naturalist certification program in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Extension and Peninsula State Park.

The Clearing’s Jensen Visitor Center is located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. For more information, visit or call 920.854.4088.