Door County Art Scene: The Artists Among Us

On the evening of Saturday, January 17, the Peninsula School of Art threw a closing party for their Gallery Salon exhibit, a collection of floor-to-ceiling work from various artists, both established and emerging, in the community.

However, on that same Saturday, the school did much more than simply throwing a great party to fulfill their mission of promoting and fostering an understanding of the visual arts through education, exhibitions and community outreach programs. By hosting a Family Day from 10 am – 2 pm, the Peninsula School of Art provided all of the artists among us, kids in particular, with the opportunity to create two- and three-dimensional art, perpetuating our artistic community into the future.

Libby Glabe, a sixth grader at Gibraltar, focuses on the finishing touches for her contribution to this year’s SOUP! Project. Glabe’s ceramic bowl, along with many others, will go on sale at the art school on Feb. 7 from 11 am – 3 pm where a complimentary soup lunch will be available for those who have purchased bowls. The proceeds from the benefit will go to Feed My People of Door County, as well as the children’s art outreach programs in the community.

For more information about the Peninsula School of Art workshops, exhibitions, and community programs, call 920.868.3455 or email [email protected].

Audrey Viste painted with watercolors amidst the Guenzel Gallery’s Salon Exhibit at the most recent Peninsula School of Art Family Day. Future dates for similar events at the art school include Mar. 21, April 18 and May 16.

“Peninsula School of Art is a great place for kid’s to let off steam, get messy and explore their creative energy.” – Cinnamon Rossman, Community Relations Director