The work of Cathy Meader is on display at the UU Gallery in north Ephraim throughout July.
Meader is an active artist who has worked in many art mediums, but her focus has been painting in watercolors. She was an art teacher for 33 years in Racine. With students from 2 to 22 years old, she enjoyed the growing challenges of inner city teaching and always thought it was a privilege to share her lifelong passion for art with her students. She has also been very involved in adult art education, giving workshops at local, state and national levels.
Now retired, Meader resides on Washington Island, where she has found new energy and more time to devote entirely to painting. Her work reveals her love for this landscape. The intriguing patterns and designs of the trees, rocks, shoreline, buildings, boats, and waves around Washington Island and throughout Door County offer an endless supply of subjects. She has developed a fascination with Door County lighthouses and the adventurous tales on the waters of Lake Michigan around them. Numerous visits and plein air painting sessions to each of the “Door Lights” led to many of the paintings in this exhibit.
The UU Gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are 1-3 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11 am to noon on Sunday. For more information call 920.854.7559.