The Link Gallery of Children’s Art

The Link Gallery has recently undergone an amazing transformation. After a month-long project which included the painting of a beautiful and inspiring cloud mural created by Muralist, Ram Rojas and the installation of energy-efficient lighting, the space is now The Link Gallery of Children’s Art. The gallery is Door County’s first exhibit space dedicated to the showing of artwork that portrays the world through the eyes of children.

Photos by Len Villano of the Peninsula Pulse

Photos by Len Villano of the Peninsula Pulse

The inaugural exhibit, The Colors of our Lives: Door County, My Home, depicts Door County through the eyes of the children who live here, representing the things the students love about their homes. The exhibit will be on display from June through September.

Beginning with the 2015 academic year, The Link Gallery of Children’s Art will feature 5-6 professionally presented exhibits annually. Children at various age levels from all Door County schools as well as those who are home-schooled will be invited to participate. During the school year exhibits will focus on providing a window to the world and educational experiences for children who live here. Summer exhibits will have themes that illuminate aspects of Door County for residents and visitors alike. The space will also present traveling exhibits featuring art created by children from other parts of the country and the world. A wide variety of themes and artistic mediums will be explored, ranging from the natural environment, cultural traditions, historical events, to values such as trust, kindness, and generosity.

The Link Gallery of Children’s Art is a collaboration of Door Community Auditorium, Friends of Gibraltar and Gibraltar Area Schools.

The Trillium Quilt Guild Presents Door County, Its Land and Water

link-Fran-Burton-TrilliumDates: August 4 – 27

Door County, Its Land and Water features approximately 30 quilts depicting the richness of Door County. Among the subjects are landscapes, water scenes, wildflowers and wildlife, and the county’s abundance of agricultural products.

The Trillium Quilt Guild has been part of the Door art scene for more than 16 years. The Guild’s recent projects have included donating quilts to Sister Bay’s Centennial, the Neighbor to Neighbor organization, victims of Hurricane Sandy, the Cancer Center at DCMH, and the Quilts of Valor project.

Trillium Quilt Guild’s regularly scheduled exhibitions have included a collaboration with Door County Poets that resulted in two exhibitions and a publication, as well as shows at the Fairfield Gallery, the Link Gallery, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Gallery, the Corner of the Past Museum, the Scandia Village Gallery, and The Ridges Sanctuary’s Invitational Show celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Quilts by individual members have been juried into shows at the Hardy Gallery and the prestigious Quilt Expo in Madison.

Pictured: “The Flight of the Dragonflies” by Fran Burton of Ephraim, is a modern depiction of the endangered Hein’s Emerald Dragonfly, which is found almost exclusively in Door County.

American Folklore Theatre presents “Beneath the Northern Sky”

link-AFT-ImageDates: August 29 thru October 18

Follow the 45-year journey to Northern Sky Theater… the evolution from a small 1970s troupe of folk enthusiasts singing on a sparsely-used stage to one of the major professional theatres in the Midwest, winning the Governor’s Award for Arts, Culture & Heritage, and attracting over 45,000 loyal fans each year.