Museum Talk At Miller Art Museum

The Miller Art Museum invites everyone to a Museum Talk on Thursday, February 14 at 10:30 am to hear featured speaker Richard Mueller talk about his life and work as a color pencil artist.

The Miller Art Museum holds regular exhibit-related programs to further the enjoyment of the artwork on display. This presentation is being held in conjunction with the current exhibition, “The Flower Show.” Mueller is one of 11 artists whose work is included in the exhibition. Other artists include: Bridget Austin, Donna Brown, Dan Cross, Franne Dickinson, Winifred Godfrey, Bruce Hustad, Flora Langlois, Roy Lukes, and John Sayers.

Mueller displayed an early interest in drawing and its inherent structure, form, and detail. He has worked in various drawing media since 1975 when he made the career move to become a full-time artist. Mueller was a studio instructor of adult drawing at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin from 1976-87. He has given lectures and demonstrations as Guest Artist in Residence at Michigan Technological University and elsewhere.

His color pencil drawings exude a talent for detail and botanical accuracy with exciting composition, giving a pristine and reverent glow to his subjects of flowers and birds. Many have commented on his extraordinary control of the medium of color pencil, which can look deceptively simple. His ability to layer color upon color with such exacting strokes has impressed and delighted his following for many years.

Mueller opened his own gallery in 1988 when he and his wife, Barbara, moved to Baileys Harbor. In spring of 2008, The Richard Mueller Gallery will re-locate to Egg Harbor in the Main Street Shops.

The Miller Art Museum opens at 10 am with complimentary coffee and an opportunity to view the exhibit prior to the program. Admission is $5 for non-members. The museum is located at 107 S. 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information call 920.746.0707 or e-mail [email protected].