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Opening with Eclectic Works

“Sweet Dreams” by Jim Rossol.

The opening exhibit for the Door County Art League Gallery will offer something for everyone. The Eclectic Edge, which opens May 23 and runs through May 29, features abstract paintings, special effects photography, mixed media, and three-dimensional works and ceramics by league artists. The works include iPhone photography, fractal painting and digital art, as well as more traditional media.

De Pere artist Mary Collette offers a different take on painting by using smooth, round stones as the canvas for her whimsical acrylics of soulful bugs. Her goal with the stones, she says, is that “they make a connection and bring a smile.”

Jim Rossol of Baileys Harbor retired early from a successful sales and marketing career and considers himself lucky to be able to pursue one of his lifelong hobbies of photography in his once long-time vacation destination as a full time resident of Door County. Rossol’s photographs depict an interpretation of his visual world and can be either representational or abstract. He intends for his representational work to inspire a new awareness and appreciation of familiar things layered with emotional and textural interpretation.

The opening reception will be held May 23, 3 – 5 pm, at the Fish Creek gallery located in the courtyard of the Top of the Hill shops at Highway 42 and Spring Road. Artists in the exhibit are Beverly Hart-Branson, Mary Collette, Steve Stanger, Arlene Stanger, Jim Rossol, Clarence Scherer, Gretchen Misselt, Erland Sandstrom, Dianne Saron, Mark Allen and Susan Wemmert.

The gallery is open weekdays and Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm. For more information visit doorcountyartleague.org.