By Paul Schmitt
Door County students will showcase their best artwork at the 43rd annual Salon of Door County High School Art at the Miller Art Museum starting on Saturday. Curator of the museum Deborah Rosenthal says the exhibit is one of the most popular and is reflective of the excellence in teaching art at the five Door County high schools.
A public reception will be held next Monday evening where five Awards of Excellence and five Honorable mentions which are cash awards will be presented at 7:30 pm. The Salon of Door County High School Art exhibit will stay up until May 30.
- Izzy Vreeke, Flower Tea Pot, ceramics (Sturgeon Bay)
- Jayda Greenwood, Untitled, wood, acrylic (Gibraltar)
- Katie Peterson, Impressionistic Study, acrylic (Sturgeon Bay)
- Amber Kelly, Girl with Flowers, wire, paper (Gibraltar)
- Isabelle Austgen, Untitled (cactus), pen and ink (Gibraltar)
- Lamyra Adams, Milkshake, acrylic (Sevastopol)
- Sierra Sargent, Nothing Rhymes with Llama, acrylic (Sevastopol)
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Miller Art Museum Celebrates Young Peninsula Artists & Their Talent in New Exhibition
(Sturgeon Bay, WI) – April 14, 2017 — Once a year, the main gallery of the Miller Art Museum is transformed into an exhibition space for the students of the Door Peninsula. A keystone of the Museum’s exhibit calendar, the “43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art” opens Saturday, April 22 with a public reception scheduled for Monday, April 24 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The event is free to all – students, families, guests and the general public – and light refreshments will be served. Along with opening remarks and recognition of sponsors, 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 scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Visitors to the show can expect to see the walls of the museum brimming with the fruit of students’ inspiration and hard work created during the 2016-17 school year.
“The show is a reflection of the excellence in teaching art seen in each of the five Door County high schools and features the inspired results created in the schools’ classrooms,” says Deborah Rosenthal, curator.
The museum is pleased to welcome one new teacher, Melanie Enger of Washington Island High School, who is participating for the first time this year.
“The art teachers introduce their students to a variety of techniques and art approaches and it is always exciting to welcome the inspiration that a teacher new to this project brings to the whole process,” Rosenthal continued.
The eagerly anticipated exhibition includes works of art in the following media: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, graphics, pastel, collage, and ceramics.
The Salon of Door County High School Art (SoHSA) is a tradition at the Miller Art Museum for more than 40 years. Museum founders Gerhard and Ruth Miller, who enthusiastically supported this endeavor, would be pleased to know that each and every spring we continue to celebrate the art that is being made and taught in our communities.
“The students are incredibly fortunate,” says Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, executive director.” “This opportunity doesn’t exist in all communities. We have such a wonderfully abundant and supportive arts community here in Door County that embraces this and we are thrilled, with the support of our exhibition sponsors, to be able to present this celebratory arts event every year.”
This exhibition, showcasing the work of 107 students, remains on view through Tuesday, May 30. Museum admission is free.
About the Miller Art Museum
The Miller Art Museum is a multifaceted nonprofit organization showcasing an array of visual art through ever-changing thematic, invitational and juried exhibits and houses a stunning permanent collection of Wisconsin art. The museum’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1975 and continues through its mission to foster and inspire the creative life of the community and to be a catalyst for enrichment through cultural, art appreciation, and educational programming for people of all ages. The museum is located in the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay located at 107 S. 4th Ave. Free admission. Hours are 10 am to 8 pm on Mon. and 10 am to 5 pm Tues. through Sat. An elevator is available to access galleries in the mezzanine. For more information visit www.facebook.com/