The community is invited to attend a reception on June 4, 5 – 7 pm, at the Door County Community Foundation. The reception celebrates the Lobby Gallery summer exhibition featuring works by Julie Brogan and Kelly Bresnahan.
Brogan’s paintings reflect the images that she sees in her daily life: her family, friends, her travels, what she reads, and what she hears. Over time she has found herself drawn to certain symbols and motifs such as birds, insects, botanicals, women’s bodies in various states, lunar cycles, numbers, words and textiles.
“The process of woodturning is creation through elimination,” said Bresnahan. “Starting with a large piece of wood and removing material until the perfect form is achieved; chasing the perfect curve, to ease or soften; trying to read the wood to know when the best figure is showing on the surface – go too far and that figure could be gone.”
Bresnahan is often inspired by nature to create the shapes in his work. The warmth and feel of the wood is the intended focus of his work.
The gallery is normally open to the public during the Community Foundation’s regular hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Community Foundation is located at 342 Louisiana Street in Sturgeon Bay, across the street from the post office.