The 2019 Door County Reads event will feature two photography galleries featuring pictures taken underwater. The “Ancient Survivors” gallery is comprised of black and white shots taken of sturgeon by artists from around the world. In the “Under the Surface” gallery, the photos displayed feature underwater photography taken by students enrolled in the therapeutic nature program at Northwest Passage, which is a residential treatment center for at-risk youth. Morgan Mann, the Community Relations Library Assistant at the Door County Library, said there are opportunities all throughout the county to view the photographs.
Although the “Ancient Survivors” gallery will be shown throughout Door County, the “Under the Surface” gallery will be shown exclusively at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. Both galleries will be available for viewing from February 4th to the 15th. Although the galleries are the longest continuously running event of the program, there are multiple individual events such as book discussions, writing workshops and lectures to participate in.