The celebration of Poetry Month (April) will be marked in northern Door County with the annual poetry and art show at Meadows Gallery at Good Samaritan Scandia Village, Sister Bay. The exhibit is a two-part show, blending poetry from Door County writers and illustrations from Door County artists, titled Configurations: The Shape of Our Words. The show is set to open on April 17, International Haiku Day. A public tea and reading will be held May 11 at 1:30 pm in the Meadows Gathering Room at Scandia Village.
This year’s theme, “the shape of our words,” marks a turn toward the written word. The gallery is featuring literary art (poetry) and promoting its place on par with visual art (media), vocal/instrumental art (music) and performance art (drama/humor).
Poems are displayed by themselves or with accompanying art by either the poet or another Door County artist. The 22 participants include members of all four Door County poetry critique groups as well as some new faces.
Keeping with the written word theme of pen to paper, the pen and ink drawings of Ralph Murre are also featured. Murre, Door County Poet Laureate, contributes his visual work under the title of “In Black and White.” He is an accomplished poet and his drawings are equally accomplished. His choice of subject matter and his humor are crafted into skilled visual images. It is a chance to see how interconnected the lingual and visual skills are in one artist.
The Meadows Art Gallery, open 10 am – 5 pm daily, is located in Scandia Village. Turn right off Highway 57 onto Canterbury Lane, then turn right at Applewood Road and drive to the main entrance of Scandia Village. Keep right at the first hallway to reach the gallery. For more information call 920.854.2317.