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Monday, April 20, 2015
Exhibit of Local Artist at the Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery!
This press release was just received by DoorCountyNavigator.com. Door Peninsula Winery is a fabulous place with great wines, and now art too!
Exhibit of local artist, Lynn Gilchrist, to open Saturday at
the Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery.
Carlsville, WI - The Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery is pleased to present
the work of Lynn Gilchrist in a solo exhibit on the two floors of its
central rotunda from Friday April 24- August 14. The Opening
Reception will be Sunday, April 26, 4:30- 7:00 with Door Peninsula Wines
and Bistro 42 appetizers featured.
Lynn Gilchrist's work is
represented by Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor which has coordinated this
exhibit for the Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery. The exhibit is open
9am-5pm daily in April and 9am-9pm throughout the summer. The Winery
is located in Carlsville, between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor on Highway
Gilchrist lives and works in
Sturgeon Bay. She received her BA in Studio Art/ Art History from
Oberlin College in Ohio with study at Temple University in Rome and at
California Institute of the Arts. She has won numerous
awards, including Best of Show and Purchase Awards at shows in Sacramento, CA, Lake
Forest, IL, and Appleton, Green Bay,
Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan and Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Her solo and invitational
shows include: Neville Public Museum, Wisconsin Arts
Gallery, Miller Art Museum and West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts (all
WI), Lee Hall Gallery/N.M.U. (MI), and Deer Path Art Gallery
Lynn Gilchrist is in love
with Door County- its beauty, its people, its hidden wonders, its
essence.... and it shows, in some way, in almost every painting she does .
"I go to nature for
contemplation, recreation, enrichment, and wonder. Being able to run
outdoors and to paint outdoors in Door County is a great joy, with Lake
Michigan, the fields and woods all around. The pursuits intertwine: running
can open one's eyes and be a form of meditation and doing art can feel like
a physical race in itself. While plain air painting the artist may be
staring but is no longer day-dreaming. One needs to paint fast and in
the process makes quick choices that are usually more true to one's
The exhibit features work
from every decade of Gilchrist's expansive career and interests which means
that in the midst of landscapes and nature studies, you'll find dogs
watching tv, various self-portraits, girl-friends and just bright,
whimsical paintings (including pastels) meant to be fun and engaging.
She quotes Henry Miller's vow to himself to do her work "calmly,
joyously, and recklessly."