Four festive receptions to showcase the diversity of the county’s contemporary art scene will run concurrently Sept. 16, 3-7 pm, during the annual Contemporary Art Tour.
Each of the participating galleries will feature recent works by the owners and the artists they represent.
Idea Gallery, 6551 County T, West Jacksonport, now in its sixth season, showcases 50 artists in all media, many of whom are nationally and internationally renowned. The featured Door County artists are gallery director and owner Dan Cross, Lynn Gilchrist, Jodi Gonzales, Melissa Resch, Daniel Higgins, Nan Helscher, Emily Roedl, John Whitney and Cynthia Wolfe.
Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, 7901 Highway 42, Egg Harbor, is the working studio and gallery of artist Ginnie Cappaert. Nature and her travels inspire and influence the oil, cold-wax and mixed-media paintings for which she has become known. Also represented are 40 artists – many nationally known – who work in sculpture, encaustic, painting, wood, ceramics and jewelry.
Deanna Clayton Glass, 8499 Highway 42, Juddville is a working studio and gallery showcasing Clayton’s sculptural glass works. In addition to the studio/gallery, she teaches workshops for any skill level.
Martinez Studio, 5877 Highway 57, Jacksonport, showcases contemporary, hand-spun wool tapestries based on Wence Martinez’s geometric patterns and the symbolist paintings of business partner, Sandra. Their collaborative, national-award-winning artwork is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Wisconsin Art, National Museum of Mexican Art and Miller Art Museum.