Few of writer Norbert Blei’s many readers are aware of his prolific visual arts output, comprised of a large collection of watercolors and mixed media paintings. The renowned Door County writer used painting as a break from long sessions at the typewriter, he often noted, and to express what can’t easily be communicated in words on a page.
A varied sampling from Blei’s eclectic collection will be on public display at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim during October.
An opening reception will be held at the Art Gallery on Oct. 2 from noon to 1 pm, celebrating Blei’s colorful and topical painting style. With selections of his paintings as a backdrop, Door County poets Al DeGenova, Sharon Auberle and Jude Genereaux will read short selections from Blei’s written work at 12:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and the public is encouraged to attend.
Blei’s artwork will remain in the Unitarian Universalist Art Gallery throughout October.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County is located at 10341 Water Street (Hwy 42 at south end of Green Gables Shops), Ephraim.