Kari Anderson has wonderful watercolors and glasswork at Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery from now through the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl on Nov. 18 & 19. There will be a special art talk with Anderson in the Hope Church Fellowship Hall adjacent to the Art Alcoves Gallery on Nov. 18 at 3:15 pm.
Known for her watercolors, within the last decade Anderson has added glass as another medium for her work. She also excels at fabric and knitting. Anderson puts a lot of thought in her art, and the titles of her works – sometimes exposing her past. Born in 1956 in Decorah, Iowa, raised near Madison, in what was then very rural Cottage Grove, the Midwest is in her blood. Titles might be derived from an old Lutheran hymn, from a simple bedtime prayer, or from the lyrics of a song that heals a broken heart or a barbershop quartet. Anderson’s dad was a tenor and sang around their house all the time. Her mother wrote knitting books, and Anderson had the opportunity to illustrate these 35 knitting pattern books. She and her husband, Paul Witalison, own the old Groveland School, which has been their home and art studio for more than 30 years.
The Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery is located at the corner of Michigan Street and 12th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Hours are 9 am – 1 pm Monday through Friday and Sundays after service around 11:45 am. There will be special hours during the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl on Nov. 18 & 19 from 10 am – 4 pm.