Community Foundation Opens Gallery

Everyone is invited to attend the public dedication of the new offices of the Door County Community Foundation and the opening of the Community Foundation Gallery on Jan. 24 between 5 and 8 pm. The new facility is located at 342 Louisiana Street in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay.

The works of local artists Cal Bonnivier and Karin Overbeck are the first to be displayed in this new gallery.

Bonnivier was born in Chicago, but moved to the quiet side of Door County to be closer to the nature that she loves. She has traveled extensively and sketched and painted all over Europe, the Bahamas, Hawaii and throughout most of the United States. Though Bonnivier has studied art for years and is degreed, most of her techniques are innovative and self-taught. Her use of oil pastel and oil on rag or rice paper with elements of collage are unique.

Overbeck studied at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in the late 70s. After being juried into the Miller Art Museum shows with works in lithography and ink drawing, she began working seriously with stained glass, which led to her interest and further concentration on mosaics. The mosaic artwork in this exhibition is from her garden, which has been featured in a number of national garden magazines as well as local and regional publications, including a feature on HGTV.

Each quarter, different Door County artists will be invited to exhibit their work. The gallery is normally open to the public during the Community Foundation’s winter hours of 9 am to 2 pm. In spring, the gallery will begin regular hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.

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