Visions of a New Generation

“Rhythm of a Heart,” mixed media, by Adaline Neslon of Sevastopol.

The 41st annual Salon of Door County High School Art will open at the Miller Art Museum on April 18. The public is invited to join students and family at the opening reception on April 20 from 7 to 8:30 pm. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Art teachers will present Certificates of Participation to all participating student artists along with five Awards of Excellence and five Honorable Mentions, which are cash awards; this presentation is set for 7:30 pm.

Featuring the best-of-the-best work by 122 students in a range of media from Door County’s five high schools, this exhibit captures the energy, vision and ideas of a new generation of artists. Each school’s art students are introduced to a variety of techniques and art approaches throughout the course of the school year; the results are an inspired collection of work—both innovative and diverse, reflecting the high standard of teaching in each school—for patrons to enjoy.

“This student exhibition always injects such excitement to our broad and diverse exhibit schedule,” said Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director. “It’s truly a representative example of the high quality art programs and educators we have in Door County. We are fortunate to have these individuals and the broader support of the community to encourage students’ artistic development with opportunities such as the Salon.”

The public is also invited to attend the museum’s Volunteer Program for May, a panel discussion on May 14 at 10:45 am to engage in dialogue with students and art teachers from Sevastopol, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay High Schools. The event is free and open to the public.

The museum is located within the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. The Miller Art Museum is open Monday 10 am – 8 pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or visit