It’s A Creative Spring at The Flying Pig

“The Kirst’s” by Bruce Bodden.

Feverishly hanging artwork, displaying jewelry, unboxing goods, and placing sculpture, it is spring at The Flying Pig. Co-owners Susan Connor and Robyn Mulhaney are more excited than any other year. In addition to representing national and international artists, the gallery has expanded its efforts to include more local and regional artists.

The metalwork, stoneware, porcelain, oils, pastels, and acrylics of the current artists are now paired with new creations using precious metal clay, hand-dyed fabric, re-purposed steel, and found objects.

Jewelry by Joy Kruse.

Joining the artists on display this year are Amanda Davie, Joy Kruse, Timothy Schnese, Louis Mason, Bruce Bodden, Kathy Walter, Darcy Love, Tom Clark, Debra Ketchum Jircik, Steve Ebben, Tony Mertens, George McCormick, Sr., Steve Jeanquart, Jean Stecker, and Mike Kmiotek. This dynamic group joins the local/regional artists that were already represented, including:  Michael Thee, Michelle Zjala Winter, Jill Verbick, Dale Vanden Houten, Melvin McGee, Dottie D’Acquisto Graham, Jeremy Pinc, Chris Miller, Marsha LaTulip, Mary Jo Schmith, Nancy Briggs, Dean Hoegger, Don Esser, Sue Seeger, James Koch, Kim Wozniak, and Abler Glass.

Artwork by Debra Ketchum Jircik.

In lieu of a formal Back Gallery and Music in the Gardens Series this year at the Flying Pig, everyone is invited on Saturday, June 27 for an all out celebration – it’s Pat Rye’s 60th birthday. Big Mouth and the Power Tools Horns will be performing from 1 – 4 pm. Many of the artists mentioned above will be in the gardens showing and selling their wares and doing hands-on demonstrations.

The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace is located at N6975 Hwy. 42, two miles south of Algoma. The gallery is open 9 am – 6 pm daily. For more information call 920.487.9902 or visit