Join Us at our Season Opening Reception on May 28th
Margaret Lockwood Gallery in Sturgeon Bay hosts its traditional season opening reception this Sunday, May 28, 2:00- 5:00. Featured are ethereal landscapes and tryptics by Lockwood, jewelry by Angela Lensch and Skye Ciesla, ceramics by Renee’ Schwaller, large-scale sculptures by Dan Bresnahan and mobiles by Steven Haas. Music will be provided by Cathy Grier (a.k.a. NYC Subway Girl) and food and beverages by Nistebox catering.
New to the Gallery for 2017 are Skye and Haas. Skye began her extensive career as a sculptor but became frustrated with what she felt were its limitations and so began experimenting with works combining fiber, wood and bead embroidery. Her work is featured in boutiques and galleries from coast to coast but long time admirers will also see the influence of the large stenciled banners she has been working on for concerts of Bob Dylan’s music.
Haas’s mobiles fascinate people with their graceful movements and technical challenges. Inevitably there are comparisons with the work of Alexander Calder. Haas loves avoiding high tech equipment so each piece truly has a life of its own some with representational imagery but mostly free- form. A recent group from the Boys and Girls Club thought they saw fire, water, trees, and sail boats all in the same mobile.
Lockwood continues to explore her landscape themes of paintings interpreting the felt emotions of trees, skies, waters and dreamy vistas. Often the viewer has the feeling of “I know that place” even though no such place actually exists except within Lockwood’s vocabulary of loving Door County, its changing seasons and sheer beauty. New this year are a series of medium size tryptics playing with inside and outside, open and closed, day and night.
Dominating the patio area are the sculptures of Bresnahan with several wall hanging pieces arriving for the opening. Lensch’s woven gold and silver jewelry is stunning, Schwaller’s ceramics colorful and a bit whimsical.
For the reception the Gallery is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Grier to inspire and entertain those attending. She is becoming known throughout NE Wisconsin as a passionate performer, advocate and the producer of the Tamborine Lounge’s Thursday night’s Writers’ Night for musicians, poets, storytellers and artists.
Food and beverages will be available from the great folks at Nistebox. Margaret Lockwood Gallery is located at the corner of Michigan Street and 2nd Ave. in the Steel Bridge Creative District. Parking is available in city lots kitty-corner across from the Gallery, down either way of 2nd Ave., and on 2nd and 1st Avenues. For more information call 920-493-2912 or leave a note on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.