When Cynthia and Al Johnson retired to Baileys Harbor in 2000 they embarked on a new venture: art. Cynthia reflected, “We didn¹t know that art was going to be such a central part of our lives when we moved here. We¹ve always been interested in art and design.”
The Johnsons’ works will be on display at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery, Ephraim, July 4-26. There will be a special reception and gallery talk, on July 6 at 4:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.
The Peninsula School of Art is an important part of their lives in Door County where both Cynthia and Al take classes and volunteer. Cynthia has served on the Gallery Committee for seven years. Al is completing nine years on the Board of Directors.
“My favorite media include pastels, acrylics, oils, mixed media, and photography”, Cynthia said, “but I like to keep exploring, and try not to control the outcome as much as discover it. There is a strong link between my art and my poetry.”
Since 2000 Cynthia¹s work has been exhibited at the Peninsula Art School, Unitarian Universalist Gallery, Kick Coffee, Door County Maritime Museum, Fine Line Designs Gallery, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Miller Art Museum, Door County Green Fund Photography Exhibit, The Peninsula Pulse, Kangaroo Lake Association photography exhibit, Women of the Broad Salon exhibits at The Link Gallery, ART Garage (Green Bay), Door County Memorial Hospital, and the” Reading the Ridges” exhibit.
Al specializes in silver jewelry, ceramics, stained glass, and sculpture. “I have always been interested in architecture and three-dimensional art”, Al said. His work has been exhibited at the Peninsula School of Art, the Clearing, the Unitarian Universalist Gallery, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and the Peninsula Pulse.
The UU Gallery is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim and is open to visitors on Sundays from 11:00 AM– 12:15 PM and on Mondays, 1:00-3:00 PM.
The UU Art Gallery is housed at the Fellowship, 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim, located at the south end of the Green Gables Shops. A regional artist is featured each month. Displays include all types of artwork and often provide an opportunity to meet the artist. The gallery is open to the public on Sundays following morning services from11 AM-12:30 PM and Mondays 1-3 PM or by appointment.
If you are interested in displaying art work at the UU Gallery, please contact Julia Bresnahan at (920) 839-2606.