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Zines, Filmmakers and Pride at “Are We Listening?” Events

Attendees can reflect on Rebecca Carlton’s installation/social sculpture, Are We Listening?, at a zine-making workshop on June 10, 6:30-8 pm.

Zines are handmade booklets where artists share their thoughts and ideas through text, images and collage. During the workshop, participants will make a zine inspired by their thoughts on Are We Listening?, which is exhibited at the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC). 

The hands-on event will be led by writer and zine artist Bronwyn Mauldin, who is leading a Björklunden seminar titled “Democracy Book Club” June 9 through 14. 

No prior art skills are required, and all materials are provided. Participants may bring old magazines, calendars, cards and books to cut images or text out of, as well as their favorite pens, markers and colored pencils.

The next event in the “Listening to Door County Artists” panel series, held June 11, 6:30-8 pm, will center on local filmmakers.

Alan Kopischke, Door Kinetic Arts Festival producer and assistant professor at UW-Green Bay’s Department of Theatre and Dance, will moderate the conversation. 

The panel members are Aaron Fischer, filmmaker and co-owner of multi-media production company Piranha North Studio; Brett Kosmider, documentary filmmaker, Peninsula Filmworks co-owner and Ridge and Swale documentarian; Kurt Krauss, independent film director and producer; Craig Newman, Slatestone Media producer who worked on visual effects and animation for Disney and Dreamworks; Chris Opper, filmmaker and Door County Short Film Festival director; and Kevin Wehrenberg, Stone Hedge Golf and Pub owner and executive producer of TV shows including Fear Factor

(From top left) Aaron Fischer, Alan Kopischke, Brett Kosmider, Kurt Krauss, Craig Newman, Chris Opper and Kevin Wehrenberg. Submitted.

The “Listening to Door County Artists” series will continue on Tuesday evenings through June. Questions and comments are welcome at all panel conversations.

The following day, June 12, an event titled “Are We Listening?: Pride, Diversity and Inclusion” will be held 6:30-8 pm to celebrate pride month.

Cathy Grier, musician and Open Door Pride founder and chair, will moderate the panel conversation. 

The panel members are Owen Alabado, Northern Door Pride founder and president; Sandy Brown, founder and leader of PFLAG Door County since 1995; James Champion, National Association of Social Workers member and We Are HOPE, Inc. employee; Andrea Frank, Open Door Pride board member; Amy Kohnle, United Way of Door County executive director; Mike McCarthy, community member and business owner; and Jerod Santek, Sturgeon Bay Local Arts Board member and Write On, Door County founding and artistic director.

(From top left) Owen Alabado, Cathy Grier, Sandy Brown, James Champion, Andrea Frank, Amy Kohnle and Jerod Santek. Submitted.

Light refreshments will be served at each free event. The events will take place at DCEDC, 185 E. Walnut St. in Sturgeon Bay.