The Miller Art Museum (MAM), located at 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, is hosting an exhibit, Coming Home For The Holidays, which reflects the beauty of winter and holiday memories through the personal interpretations of 32 artists. MAM would like to extend an invitation to members of the community who have yet to peruse the exhibit that will be on display through December 29.
Several of the artists wrote a short narrative to accompany their pieces, creating the feeling of reading a holiday storybook. Numerous different media and styles are represented in exhibit, including watercolor, oil, photography, jewelry, Bauernmalieri (German folk painting), mixed media, fused glass, collage, pastel, and ceramics.
Artists included in this special exhibit are: Marjory Allingham, Jack Anderson, Kari Anderson, Cal Bonnivier, Julia Bresnahan, Ken Bronikowski, Wendy Carpenter, Bill Dehos, Marianne Diekman, Ed Fenendael, David Frykman, Heather Harle Frykman, Lynn Gilchrist, Aaron Holland, Eldor Kaiser, Lavaun Kaster, Brigitte Kozma, Liz Maltman, Ron Manabat/Rob Smith, Carl Mengert, Audrey Off, Patty O’Rourke, Charles L. Peterson, James Rericha, Rick Risch, Deborah Rosenthal, Renee Schwaller, Hermke Timm, Mary Uhl, and Armando Zeladon.
In addition to Coming Home for the Holidays, in the back gallery are winter selections from the museum’s permanent collection. These selections include such notables as Gerhard Miller, Charles L. Peterson, Phil Austin, Jack Anderson, Malin Ekman, Leonard Quartetti, Hank Erdman, Pat Thomas, Ken Schneider, and Verona Gavin. Both exhibits are sure to put anyone in the mood for winter and the holidays, inspiring memories and creating new ones.
On the mezzanine level visitors will also see 21 new acquisitions to the permanent collection to include works by Emmett Johns, Austin Fraser, Richard Mueller, Ratindra Das, Lorna Bell Cornell, Glenn Gerber, Ken Bronikowski, Gerhard Miller, R. Charles Lyons, and Charles L. Peterson.
The Holiday Shop, a museum fundraiser, will also delight MAM goers who will find ornaments, kids books, sketchbooks, ceramics, baskets, cards, (8 designs by Igor Shaymardanov, from the Angels in Russia exhibit), Seroogy’s chocolates, matted artwork, art t-shirts, as well as photo albums with hand painted Bauernmalieri on the cover. Gift Memberships or Gift Certificates are also available
MAM is open six days a week: Monday 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Watch for holiday closings to coincide with the Library. Admission is free, donations appreciated, fully accessible, and worth the trip!