The Miller Art Museum announces the opening of the organization’s 42nd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art on April 23. The public is invited to join students and family at the opening reception April 25, 7 – 8:30 pm. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Along with opening remarks and recognition of sponsors, art teachers will present Certificates of Participation to all participating student artists along with five Awards of Excellence and five Honorable Mentions at 7:30 pm.
“Gerhard and Ruth Miller, founders of the Miller Art Museum, enthusiastically supported this exhibition and encouraged the involvement of young people in art,” said Deborah Rosenthal, curator of exhibitions and collections. “They understood, as research continues to confirm, that participation in the arts is linked to better academic, social and economic achievement.”
This exhibit reflects the high standard of teaching and the inspired results being created in each of the five Door County high schools. Each school’s art teacher introduced their students to a variety of techniques and art approaches throughout the year, which will be highlighted in the work displayed. Three teachers new this year and who are participating in the exhibit for the first time are Klayton Kindt, Sevastopol High School; Emily Salm, Gibraltar High School; and Dani Kickbush, Washington Island High School.
The exhibition includes painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, graphics, ceramics and digital media. It will be on display through May 31.
The museum is located within the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Hours are 10 am – 8 pm Monday, 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or visit millerartmuseum.org.