Three festive opening receptions to showcase the diversity of the county’s contemporary art scene will run concurrently Sept. 10, 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 in 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, Kathy Franke, John Whitney and Cynthia Wolfe.
Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in 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.
Bazyli Studio in Baileys Harbor is a destination gallery in a garden setting that’s home to resident artist Peter Ciesla. It showcases his one-of-a-kind clothing designs created with natural linens, silks, organic hemps, cottons and wools, as well as his focus on sustainable textiles and techniques using dyes of local leaves, flowers, nuts and seeds. The gallery also represents a select group of local, regional and national creators who work in wearable art.