Two Exhibits Open at the Miller Art Museum

“Three Dog Night,” acrylic painting, by Laura Meddaugh

The Miller Art Museum will open two new exhibits Jan. 28. A family-oriented exhibition, “A Passion for Pets,” created by Miller Art Museum staff will feature sculpture, paintings, clay, and woodcarvings by 16 artists invited to depict life with animal companions, and the second exhibition, curated by Very Special Arts of Wisconsin (VSA), is a part of The Door County Reads events sponsored by the Door County Libraries. The VSA exhibit will highlight the paintings and drawings of disabled adult and child artists from around the state including a work by Southern Door student Austin Olson.

While there is no official reception for these shows, there will be two public programs held. Feb. 9 at 10:30 am, painter Jon Wos will discuss how his disability affects his life and art. March 8 at 10:30 am, Door County Humane Society Program Coordinator Nancy Fischer will discuss the society’s history, mission, and success.

“A Passion for Pets” is a playground of art, books, and activities for pet lovers of all ages. Door County artists with work in the exhibit include David and Jeanne Aurelius, Ernest Beutel, Carl Mengert, Jane Moeller, Tim Nyberg, Jim Rericha, and Renee Schwaller. Paintings and drawings by Phoebe Erickson (1907-2006), a nationally known children’s book illustrator who grew up in Baileys Harbor, are also included.

The museum is located within the Sturgeon Bay Library at 107 S. 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Museum hours are Monday from 10 am – 8 pm and Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is free; all galleries are fully accessible. For more information call 920.746.0707.