Return to Nature at the Miller Art Museum

“The Greening,” acrylic, by Flora Langlois.

The 2009 exhibition “Return to Nature:  Wildlife Biennial XIV” opens Saturday, May 30, with a public reception from 5 – 7:30 pm at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Many of the artists will be present at the reception to view the show and talk with visitors.

More than 45 Wisconsin painters and sculptors accepted the museum’s invitation to participate in bringing nature indoors. Paintings and drawings, highly realistic carvings, life-size bronze bird sculptures, humorous interpretations of animal family activities, and non-traditional contemporary depictions of nature subjects are included in the exhibit, which will continue through July 21.

“Plaide Ootfay Lacerta,” mixed media, by Tom Seagard.

A related gallery talk by Marcus Schultz, international award-winning wildlife carver from Denmark, WI, is scheduled for Thursday, June 11. Coffee will be served at 10am, followed by a short business meeting at 10:30 am and then the program.

This exhibition is made possible by exhibit sponsors Jack and Lois Bauer, George and Kristi Roenning and Margaret Utzinger.

Museum hours are Monday 10 am – 8 pm and Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. The museum is located within the Door County Library at 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. For more information call the museum office at 920.746.0707.