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Hardy Gallery Announces “Dimension in Door County” Exhibit

“Circle of Life” sculpture by Patty Degenhardt.

The Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce the final exhibit of its 2010 season, entitled Dimension in Door County: Form Transcending Function. The exhibit will feature three-dimensional work by 17 Door and Kewaunee County sculptors and craftsmen. The opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Friday, September 3 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

To celebrate the beginning of the exhibit, limestone sculptor and woodcarver Jeff Olson will be carving a wood sculpture outside the Hardy that evening. The finished sculpture will be auctioned off that same evening to benefit the non-profit gallery.

“The premise of this exhibition is to give the Door County community and visitors to the peninsula a closer look at this segment of our vibrant arts community,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director of the Hardy Gallery. Dimension in Door County is one of the first solely three-dimensional shows in recent Hardy Gallery history.

The exhibition will feature a minimum of two works from each of the participating artists. They include metal sculptor Robert Anderson, furniture builder Michael Beaster, glass artist Deanna Clayton, bronze artist Patty Degenhardt, potter and clay artist John Dietrich, craftsman Michael Doerr, ceramic artist John Hansen, textile artist Gloria Hardiman, concrete artisan Dylan Lauger, ceramic artist Chad Luberger, mixed media artist Robert Merline, limestone sculptor Jeff Olson, glass artist Jeremy Popelka, bronze artist Jim Sargent, metalsmith Paul Spanbauer, and jewelry artists Sylvia Youell and Jen Hough.

Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma-based sculptor who is also featured in the show, will also be at the Hardy Gallery for a two-hour public sculpture demonstration at the Hardy on Monday, September 13 from 5 – 7 pm.

The exhibit will run through Tuesday, October 12. The gallery is open seven days a week from 10 am – 5 pm daily.

For more information call 920.854.2210 or visit http://www.thehardy.org.