Dome House Hosts Artist Events

The public will get three opportunities to discuss the artistic process at one of the peninsula’s most unusual structures this fall.

Nicole Shaver, the 2022 Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist-in-Residence at the Dome House, will discuss her artistic process and the goals for her eight-week residency during a reception Sept. 3, 4-5:30 pm. Shaver will also host an open studio Sept. 24 and an artist walk Oct. 1.

As part of the residency through the Miller Art Museum, Shaver has been awarded an unrestricted $500 stipend and access to time, space and resources to advance her work.

The Dome House. Photo by MaryGrace Quinlan.

“My research as an artist involves collecting and meditating on new places by exploring through walking, running, sketching, making and photographing,” Shaver said in her Statement of Intent. “A place is like a person: If one fails to have genuine interaction with it, it, too, fades from our memory. I’d be honored to get to know the unique forested shoreline of Whitefish Bay through my time at the Dome House.”

Shaver earned her B.F.A. from UW-Madison and her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, and she has completed artist residencies in Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, Portugal, Iceland and Vancouver while exhibiting widely throughout the U.S. and Scandinavia. 

For the Sept. 3 reception, visitors should park at 3752 Whitefish Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay.

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