Portraiture Discussed at Second Thursday Program

Cheryl Stidwell Parker, artist and retired museum professional, will explore the diversity and expressive nature of portraiture in a talk for the museum’s Second Thursday Program series being held in conjunction with the Miller Art Museum’s newest exhibit, the 7th annual Door Prize for Portraiture. The talk is scheduled for June 9 at 10:30 am and will be held in the museum located in the Sturgeon Bay Library. The program is open to the public and doors open at 10 am for coffee, conversation and exhibit viewing.

The talk will include a number of illustrations, both ancient and modern, reflecting the technology, concepts and attitudes represented in the ever-changing image that is the portrait of the human existence. There will be a hands-on drawing experience if time allows.

Parker hosted a small-scale portrait invitational, The Door Prize for Portraiture, in her rural Baileys Harbor studio space since 2010. Wishing to see the exhibition in a more professional and larger space, this year’s expanded invitational is being hosted by the Miller Art Museum. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or visit

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