Arts & Entertainment Archives for 2016-11

Door CANcer's "Holiday Home Tour" Showcase Is Saturday Throughout Door County


By Paul Schmitt




Select homes around Door County will be featured as part of Door CANcer's "Holiday Home Tour" this Saturday.  Four private homes and one business decorated for the holidays will be showcased this year.  Barb Herdina from Door CANcer says the event is a great way to get ideas to decorate with one home offering unique furnishings.

 



 

The "Holiday Home Tour" is from 10am until 4pm Saturday.  Tickets are $30 and include admission to the Merry-Time Festival of Trees at the Door County Maritime Museum through December 13.

 

 

"Holiday Home Tour"

Al & Deb Stock 2071 South Road Brussels

Andy & Dina Boettcher 612 Louisiana Street, Sturgeon Bay

John & Joan Mahoney 1030 Louisiana Street, Sturgeon Bay

Gerald & Vickie Dassler 5259 South Lake Road (Clark Lake), Sturgeon Bay

Pine Crest Village 1241 North 18th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay

Tickets are available at the following businesses:

Bliss, Cut Hut, Nicolet Bank (Main Branch, Touch of Class, D.C. Coffee and Tea, Renard Cheese

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Friends of Gibraltar Art Fair Successful Over Thanksgiving Weekend


By Brandon Enroth




The Sister Bay town hall was bustling all day Saturday as locals and visitors entered through the towering white double doors into a room filled with handcrafted treasures and works of art. The Friends of Gibraltar non-profit hosts this event every year around Thanksgiving, and it has become a well-known tradition. The fair hosted 22 vendors that ranged from pottery to hand-woven scarfs, gloves, & hats, even hand-painted watercolor paintings. One potter, Jeanne Aurelius has been coming to the fair for many years now and explained to me some of the history of the fair.

 



 

Many of the vendors have formed strong relationships in part to their participation in the Holiday Art Fair. Aurelius says that many of them look forward to coming back every year to catch up with one another and to share their work with one another. Liz Moriarty, owner of Herbal Remedies for the Body says that her family has been coming to this fair for years.

 



 

After talking with Vinni Chomeau, a Coordinator with Friends of Gibraltar before I walked through the fair, it sounded like the fair had attracted a wide range of age groups to stop in. The younger age groups were able to decorate holiday cookies while parents and grandparents were able to browse around at different tables. This past Saturday also happened to be Small Business Saturday, which might be the reason behind the heavy foot traffic all throughout Sister Bay.

 

 

 

 

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Gibraltar Students To Host Annual Dinner For Senior Citizens


By Brandon Enroth




The students at Gibraltar School are coming together again this year to host senior citizens within the community for a day of music, good eating, and establishing connections. Gibraltar High School senior and student council member Hadley Reetz elaborates on who is involved with this special day.

 



 

The senior citizens will arrive to the school and will be treated to a meal served by students and will also get to enjoy performances of holiday carols by the two choirs and high school band. Reetz says this is a perfect way for students to meet with elder members of their community and connect.

 



 

The dinner will be held on Wednesday December 7th at 11:00 am in the Gibraltar Elementary School Gym.

 

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Midsummer's Music Festival's Fleck Named Manager For Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra


By Paul Schmitt




Dr. Allyson Fleck, violist and Assistant Artistic Director for Midsummer's Music Festival, was named Orchestra Manager for the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra.  Midsummer's Music Festival Executive Director Russ Warren explains Fleck's new found responsibilities.

 



 

In addition to being named Orchestra Manager, Fleck was hired to the orchestra's viola section. Even with her new duties with the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Fleck will remain a violist and Assistant Artistic Director with the Midsummer's Music Festival.  Midsummer's Music Festival was founded in 1990 and has drawn on the extraordinary talent of professional musicians and faculty from universities throughout the Midwest to perform classical music around Door County.

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Friends Of Door County Library Book Sale Coming Up Next Saturday


By Adele Douglas




Our big holiday book sale is coming up on December 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the basement of the Sturgeon Bay Library. A treat awaits all readers and shoppers. We all know it's time fill Santa's sack, and what better contents to consider than gently used books that will delight the children, the teens, and the adults in your life. We are featuring books that are in excellent condition and thus have the potential for gifting this season. The sale includes of all genres for all ages including many fiction titles and best sellers. It's an amazing opportunity to stock up on gifts knowing that the proceeds from the sale will help provide funding for about $20,000 each year for materials and programs at all eight Door County Libraries. Also, you might just find the perfect item for yourself to relax with in front of the fire when the first snowflakes begin to fall. Again, the big holiday sale is December 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sturgeon Bay Library. See you there!

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Friends of Gibraltar Annual Holiday Fair To Showcase Local Artists


By Brandon Enroth




The annual Friends of Gibraltar Holiday Fair is taking place this Friday & Saturday at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Members of the community come out and browse the artwork of many local artists. Friends of Gibraltar Director Vinni Chomeau explains why she thinks the fair is a hit every year.

 



 

The fair will  be open on both Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The money that is used to purchase items at the fair will help provide Gibraltar students with "unique learning opportunities" according to the school's website.

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Local Award-Winning Author Also Crafts Unique Handcrafted Wooden Paddles


By Paul Schmitt



Rudy Senarighi, an award-winning writer, is also known for crafting hand-made wooden canoe paddles that are displayed in galleries with some auctioned off for benefits.  Senarighi, who has made over 100 paddles, says he picked up his craft about ten years ago.

 
 

Spruce is the most popular type of wood Rudy uses to make the paddles which emulate those made by Native Americans.  Senarighi is currently writing his fifth book about northern Minnesota where he was raised on trout fishing and nature.

canoe Senarighi

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Sevastopol Students Represent Door County In Wisconsin State Music Middle Level Choir


By Brandon Enroth




Performing in the Wisconsin State Middle Level Choir can be an intimidating experience for any student. This past weekend, Sevastopol students Gavin Andersson and Lexie Henkel traveled to Madison, WI and performed with the choir for the first time.

 

Gavin's thoughts:



 

 

Lexie's thoughts on being selected into the choir:



 

 

Andersson, who sings bass, and Henkel, who sings soprano, performed with hundreds of other Wisconsin music students at the annual Wisconsin State Music Conference. While they both practiced in their individual vocal groups during the rehearsals, they did love the sounds the choir made while singing the 6 song set for the audience.

 

Gavin's thoughts:



 

 

Lexie's thoughts:



 

 

Both of these students proudly represented Sevastopol and represent how much of a strong love for the music and arts resides in both the community and school system.

 

 

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Merry Time Festival Of Trees Opens This Weekend

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By Tim Kowols




A holiday tradition returns to the Door County Maritime Museum this weekend. In its fifth year, the Merry Time Festival of Trees brings 28 trees decorated by local businesses to the Sturgeon Bay museum's exhibit halls along with a series of holiday activities on the weekends. Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Amy Paul says the Merry Time Festival of Trees has only improved since the event's inception.



Weekend activities include a holiday craft workshop, a day of children's activities, and Santa's annual visit to the Tug John Purves. The Merry Time Festival of Trees ends December 13.

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Door County Makers Space Offers Building For Artists – Series

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By David Meyer



Entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and anyone looking for space might find a solution in downtown Sturgeon Bay.  A unique, multipurpose facility open to artists and entrepreneurs of all varieties is called Door County Makers Space.  Operated by Kelly Avenson, Door County Makers Space will, for a small fee, provide meeting or performing space and also an opportunity to artists to connect with potential clients on an appointment basis.  Co-owner Kelly Avenson shares what's possible.

 



 

At the suggestion of her husband Elliot, the space has also started to be utilized for house style concerts.  So far the venue has hosted two intimate musical performances and has booked a third for November 26th.  The space will also be hosting a Holiday Pop-up Shop on November 18th from 5-9 PM.  The event will feature multiple local artists selling their artwork on the same night as the Sturgeon Bay Christmas Tree lighting.  This is the first story in a series highlighting the art culture in Door County.

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37th Annual Southern Door Arts & Crafts Fair Featuring over 130 booths This Sunday

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By Paul Schmitt




Door County's Largest Craft Show under one roof is this Sunday at The Southern Door Schools.  Over 130 booths will be featured at the 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair.  The event is sponsored by the Southern Door Athletic Booster Club and will include more than just arts and crafts, according to member Tina Renard.

 



 

Admission to the 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Southern Door Schools is $2 and includes drawings for door prizes every half-hour from 9am until 3pm.   A free shuttle will be available for attendees.  All proceeds from the fair go to supporting Southern Door School Sports.   The Booster Club has raised more than $200,000 for athletics at the school over the years, according to Renard.

 

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Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl Hopes To Capitalize On Creative Momentum

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By David Meyer




A popular local event is expanding its reach by lengthening their crawl.  Now in its tenth year, the Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl will expand to three days.  Sturgeon Bay artist Faith Frykman, who is one of the artists being showcased, elaborates on why the event has been so successful.

 



 

In total, 23 local artists will be displaying their art on November 19th and 20th during the art crawl.  Festivities begin with a reception, Friday evening at Popelka Trenchard Glass and Gallery where all the artists will have one of their pieces on display.  For more information about the crawl, and a printable map visit sturgeonbaystudios.com.

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