If you’re in the area on Tuesday, August 3rd, make a stop at the Door County Arts Guild Gallery in Egg Harbor for their grand opening. Although the gallery has been open for the past few months, the owner and curator, Jim Riead, said this is the best time to officially open the gallery within the summer season. He also described his feelings towards the grand opening, as it is his first time doing anything like it.
The event will showcase six of Door County’s home-grown artists and their work. Among the six artists, you will find various mediums as each artist specializes in their own crafts. Brian Pier, a longstanding Door County artist, will showcase the oil-based paintings he created with the Plein air technique. Patty Degenhart has also been recognized as a Door County artist who works with many mediums like clay, bronze, and mixed mediums within her paintings. Sheila Grace O’Gara is an artist who specializes in photography of all sorts. You will also meet Ann Perrizo, who creates three-dimensional art using paper made of pure cotton. Another artist that you will meet is Seth Taylor, who uses a combined Asian and western-style painting to create vivid images of animals. The final artist you will find at the opening is Nancy Wallschlageger, who paints using oil and enjoys painting landscapes as well as farm animals. The event will take place at the gallery located at 6709 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor. Information about the gallery and all of its resident artists can be found at the DCAGG website.