Wildlife Returns to the Miller

“White-faced Ibis” by Gary Eigenberger.

The Miller Art Museum proudly presents Wildlife Biennial XVII, an invitational exhibit showcasing the best in Wisconsin art depicting animal life and our natural world. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for May 30, 5 – 6:30 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet participating artists at the event.

Since 1983 the Miller Art Museum has organized the Wildlife Biennial as the exhibit title suggests, biennially. Birds of all kinds continue to dominate the exhibit, both two and three-dimensional as paintings and carvings. A life-size White-faced Ibis by nationally celebrated Green Bay artist and carver Gary Eigenberger will be a highlight of the exhibit. More familiar locally seen birds such as the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Bluebird, Blue Jay, and Cardinal, will also inhabit the gallery during the show. Keeping an eye on the winged population will be images of many four-footed members of the animal world, from alligators to elephants.

Representative of this are subjects depicted in such diverse media as welded steel, carved Door County limestone, charcoal drawing, watercolor and mixed media. The artists have spent hours observing and learning about the fascinating world in which we live. Owls, chickadees, butterflies, turtles, and foxes, all in this year’s show, remind us of the magic in our daily lives.

Door County artists represented are Pete Bosman, Jan Comstock, Malin Ekman, Emery Krueger, Jeffrey W. Olson, Gary Orthober, Sandra Place, Pam Richmond and Tom Seagard.

The exhibit is on view through July 14. The museum is located within the Door County Library, 107 South 4th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. For more information, call 920.746.0707 or visit