The UU Gallery exhibit for December features artwork created by members of U-Night, an outreach program of the religious education committee of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. Artwork created at their bi-monthly meetings will be displayed. Those who will be showing their works are Evan Board, Marcy Desotelle, Arianna Fearing, Anya Kopischke, Calla Norris, Ella Norris and Anna Snell. An opening reception for the show will be held on Sunday, December 1 from 12 noon until 2 pm at the UU Fellowship in north Ephraim. The public is invited to attend.
The high school U-Night youth group was founded by Anya Kopischke with help from Evan Board In 2010. They had in mind a program for the teens of Door County with emphasis on a creative environment. According to Kopischke, “U-Night started as an open mic where teens could share artwork, music and poetry that related to teen issues”.
Open to anyone interested, it provides high school teens with a space of their own where they can share opinions and art. With donations and support from the UU Fellowship, the teenagers have decorated the space to their own liking. They gather together every other week on Wednesday nights.
Evan Board reported that “They gather to discuss a selected topic that has been chosen the week before”. This enables the students to prepare for the topic of the meeting. “A poem may be read, an art project may be presented, or a song may be written about the subject.” Jess Holland, a social worker and on staff at ADRC (Aging and Disabilities Resource Center), facilitates the program.
The UU Gallery is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 -3 pm and Sunday from 11 am – 12:30 pm. For more information, call (920) 854-7559.