Exhibit II Opening Reception at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

“Fresh Poppies” by Judi Ekholm.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting a reception for the opening of its second exhibit of the season on Saturday, June 13 from 4 – 7 pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the gallery courtyard, and the public is welcome.

Edgewood Orchard’s Exhibit II, running through July 14, will feature the artwork of painters Judi and Robert Ekholm and Tal Walton, sculptors William Jauquet and Joseph and Georgia Pozycinski and jeweler Michael Michaud. The featured artists will give short talks about their artwork at 5 pm in the gallery courtyard.

“Two Monkey Sculpture” by Joseph & Georgia Pozycinski.

Well-known Door County painters Judi and Robert Ekholm are celebrating their 25th year of exhibiting on the Door Peninsula. This year’s selection at Edgewood Orchard Galleries reflects the diversity of their paintings over the last 25 years, with a variety of both small and major paintings. The Ekholms have placed special emphasis on paintings that include the waters of Door County for this show.

Painter Tal Walton of Fort Collins, Colorado is the other painter featured in Edgewood’s second exhibit. In only his second season at the gallery, Walton has quickly established a following for his striking oil paintings, which are shown in gilded frames made by the artist.

The strong national reputation and over 25 year history of representation at Edgewood Orchard Galleries has made DePere sculptor William Jauquet a favorite of gallery visitors. For this show, Jauquet has used a combination of bronze and steel to produce an amazing collection of new works, highlighted by a commanding ten foot Indian Chief who appears to be surveying the gallery courtyard.

The glass and bronze sculptures created by the husband and wife team of Joseph and Georgia Pozycinski add a colorful and fluid component to Edgewood Orchard’s second exhibit. The Sparta, Missouri artists have been experimenting with new glass and enjoy combining the rich and beautiful properties of bronze with colorful glass in a way that allows light to pass through the glass, bringing the piece to life.

The featured jeweler for Exhibit II is artist Michael Michaud, who resides in Bellmore, New York with his family. Now well-known throughout the country for his botanical jewelry and table art designs, Michaud uses bronze, sterling silver or gold and natural stones and pearls.

“Standing Indian” by William Jauquet.

Edgewood Orchard Galleries is located at 4140 Peninsula Players Road, one block east of Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. For more information, call 920.868.3579 or email [email protected].