The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay will host the first event in its 2020 Second Thursday series Feb. 13, 10:30 am, kicking off a new year of free, public programming. Baileys Harbor textile artist Susan Hoffmann will speak in the museum’s main gallery about her journey as an artist.
Her talk will complement the museum’s current exhibition, Textile Tableau: An Exploration of Painting with Fiber, which features the work of eight contemporary artists – Hoffmann included – and focuses on artists who are incorporating the methodologies and canons of painting as starting points for a greater exploration of fiber work.
Working within a broad definition of the fiber-arts medium, Hoffmann has learned many techniques, and in 2008, she became familiar with the landscape quilting process. She realized that her first piece looked more like a watercolor painting and more deserving of a frame than the quilting needle. Over the years, she has grown passionate about creating her own kind of textile art and continues to perfect the design and construction processes.
Textile Tableau will be on display through Feb. 24 at the Miller Art Museum, located in the Door County Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Hours are Monday, 10 am – 8 pm; Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; and closed Sunday. Admission is free, and the galleries are fully accessible.