The Miller Art Museum and the Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion are excited to announce a joint effort to present exhibition “The Water In You,” which celebrates art and water. The exhibit will open with a reception on January 31, 4-6pm. Parador will serve small bites with refreshments available. The artwork on display is loaned by the Miller Art Museum to the Kress Pavilion, and both organizations are thrilled to collaborate on the project.
“Displaying art in the Kress was always envisioned by the creators of the Kress Pavilion, and many look forward to witnessing the first exhibit,” said Ryan Heise, Village Administrator for Egg Harbor. Kathy Beck and Dan Cross are both members of Egg Harbor’s Public Art Initiative and took the lead on assisting the Village in selecting the theme and location for the art.
Bridgette McReynolds, whose artwork is carried at the Idea Gallery in West Jacksonport, influenced this theme. As McReynolds says, “It is interesting that the water to land ration on the earth’s surface and the water to mass ration in a human body is roughly the same.”
Elizabeth Shoshany Anderson, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections for the Miller Art Museum assisted the Village with selecting works of art, acting in the capacity of an arts consultant for the project.
“Elizabeth is a true professional, Door County is lucky to have such talent. The works are fresh, thought provoking, and perhaps a little off the beaten path; which we think is a good reflection of what the Kress has come to represent,” says Jessica Reinke, Event Director and Property Manager for the Kress Pavilion.
Exhibited artwork from the Miller Art Museum permanent collection includes works by artists Daniel Anderson, James Cagle, Joseph Cook, James Claussen, Wayne Claxton, Malin Eckman, Austin Fraser, Gerhard Miller, Lee Mothes, Ruth Wedgwood Philipon, Suzanne Rose, R. Charles Lyons, TobyVandenack, Doris White, and Rob Williams.
“The Water in You” will be on display at the Kress Pavilion through mid-May 2019, and is free and open to the public.