Peninsula Art School Showcases Work by Faculty

“Early Spring,” oil, by Emmett Johns (1982).

The summer faculty of the Peninsula Art School reveal the roots of their style and inspiration in an exhibit entitled “Now & Then: Current and Early Works by Faculty,” on view June 20 to July 17 in the school’s Guenzel Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 5 – 7 pm. The exhibit and reception are open to the public.

The Peninsula Art School has invited almost 100 instructors in all media, both adult and youth programs, to participate. Each exhibiting artist will display an early work alongside a current piece to demonstrate artistic changes, and continuums, along the artists’ creative path. For some, this display represents decades between the contrasting works.

According to Cathy Hoke-Gonzales, Executive Director of Peninsula Art School and Gallery, “Now & Then” is indicative of the role of education in refining an artist’s talent. “We believe this is a collection anyone can relate to, whether it’s someone contemplating taking a class for the first time, or a master painter. This faculty show offers inspiration for students, as well as perspective for instructors on their growth as artists.”

“Secret Place,” acrylic, by Emmett Johns (2008).

Peninsula Art School, located in the heart of Door County, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and community outreach. The school offers one to five day workshops, lectures, exhibits, and family-friendly events for students of all ages and abilities. The school and Guenzel Gallery are located at 3900 County Hwy F in Fish Creek. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm. For more information visit