“The Hardy Celebrates: A Century of Inspiration” Exhibit Pays Homage to Peninsula State Park’s 100th Anniversary

The Hardy Gallery will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Peninsula State Park by devoting their fall exhibit to Wisconsin’s “emerald treasure.” “The Hardy Celebrates:  A Century of Inspiration” is a member exhibition and runs from September 5 through October 13, with an opening reception planned for Friday, September 4 from 5 – 7 pm. A member-only reception is planned for the same evening from 4 – 5 pm. The Hardy Gallery will be closed from Monday, August 31 until the opening of the exhibit.

The 3,776 acres of Peninsula State Park have always been a popular subject for visual artists of all styles. In keeping with namesake Francis Howe Hardy’s vision to protect and enrich the strong artistic talent that abounds by the artists of the area, the Hardy Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition dedicated to all things inspired by the park.

“It’s really exciting to be able to participate in our own way in the Park’s centennial celebration events,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, the Hardy Gallery’s Executive Director. “The park holds so many memories and feelings for the artistic members of the Hardy Gallery…it’s been a very popular theme for artists of all mediums.”

Tom Blackwood, Peninsula State Park superintendent since 1986, will be on hand at the reception to give remarks on behalf of the Park, and the winner of the Gallery’s “Hawaii on the Hardy” raffle will also be revealed at the opening reception.

The Hardy Gallery is located on Ephraim’s Anderson Dock and is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, with extended hours from 10 am – 8 pm on Mondays. For more information call 920.854.2210 or visit