Julia Bresnahan: A Life in Art, a retrospective show of Bresnahan’s work, opens at the gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim, Oct. 7 – Nov. 25. An opening reception is scheduled for Oct. 7, 11 am.
Multimedia artist Julia Bresnahan grew up learning about and surrounded by art. She found her professional home in Whitefish Bay, where she was an art educator for many decades. After her retirement to Door County, she focused her talents on her own art for several decades.
Bresnahan was a second-generation lover of Door County, where her mother had worked during her college years in the 1940s. Bresnahan returned as a part-time resident in the ‘60s, one of the young artists drawn by the vision of Madeline Tourtelot, charismatic founder of the Peninsula School of Art.
Her Memorial on July 29, 2018 was held at her old Shady Lane farm barn, with all in attendance wearing black and white to honor her at the last Black and White party.
The UU Gallery is free and open to the public. It is located at 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. Hours are 1-4 pm, Monday through Friday, and 11 am – 12 pm Sunday. For more information call 920.854.7559.