The Miller Art Museum (MAM) hosts art historian Virginia Jones Maher in a lecture, “Selected Artists of Door County,” Sept. 14 at 10:30 am in the main gallery of the museum. The Second Thursday program is being held in conjunction with the Miller’s 42nd Juried Annual exhibition, on view through Oct. 30.
The program is a curated survey of the local fine arts scene profiled in Maher’s recently published book, Selected Artists of Door County (written with contributions by Paul Burton and published by Stonehill Publishing). The book features a cross-section of 65 visual artists working on the Door Peninsula in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts and photography and includes personal discussion of their artistic philosophies and processes.
“Door County has been a haven for artists,” said Maher. “The story about the artists of Door County reveals an existence in which art is the core of life. I want to bring to view this rich art scene and hope that people will appreciate the artists in Door County as much as I do.”
A book signing to benefit the Miller Art Museum is scheduled to take place following the lecture. The free program, open to the general public, is the first fall program scheduled for the museum’s remaining Second Thursday program series for 2017; doors open at 10 am for coffee, conversation and exhibit viewing.