DCAL Features Woodcarver Gary Orthober

The Gallery of the Door County Art League is featuring woodcarver Gary Orthober for the week beginning July 18.

Orthorber, who began carving after retirement in 2003, uses a variety of hardwood – including cherry, walnut, butternut, maple, and birch – to create his figures. His subjects include Santa Claus figures, snowmen, and birds.

“I find working with wood to be very relaxing and satisfying,” said Orthober. “Birds are my favorite. Trying to do birds as lifelike as possible is a real challenge.”

Orthober will demonstrate woodcarving at the gallery July 17, July 24, and July 31.

The Door County Art League is comprised of painters, sculptors, jewelers, potters, photographers, woodworkers, fabric artists, and more. All types of original art produced by members are on display and available for sale at the gallery, located in the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42 and County F on Spring Road in Fish Creek. Business hours are 10 am – 5 pm daily, and a reception is planned for the fourth Saturday of each month, 3 – 5 pm, throughout the season.

For more information call 920.559.7530 or visit The gallery phone number is 920.868.2288.