Monthly Archives: October 2015

An Afternoon with Theorem Artist, Cheryl Bishop

image1 (6)Angela Lensch Gallery welcomes local artist Cheryl Bishop to her gallery on Saturday, October 17th from noon to 5pm.  The outdoor display will feature Theorem Paintings which include fruit, flowers and holiday themes. Theorem painting is an Early American decorative technique dating back to England as early as 1800. The style came into fashion between 1810-1840 when it became part of the curriculum of finishing schools for proper young ladies.  Although silk and watercolor paper was often used, cotton tea-stained cotton velveteen was the surface of choice. Oil pigments were applied by wrapping a small piece of cotton velveteen or wool around the artist’s finger.
Until recently the process of completing a Theorem Painting was time-consuming and tedious. The chosen design was traced, separated into stencil overlays and cut with an x-acto knife.  This is the process Cheryl was taught when she studied at Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, in Ludlow, Vermont.  Theorem painting has enjoyed several periods of revival due to the members of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration. You will find it much more popular in the Eastern and Southern United States.
Cheryl has enjoyed over 20 years of stenciling fabric, walls and furniture throughout Door County. Join us to view her collection and to find out more about this historic art form.
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Posted by on October 14, 2015 in FINE ART


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Warm Up at Angela Lensch Gallery this weekend

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Incase you haven’t noticed, things have cooled off a bit as Fall has arrived in Door County. The Angela Lensch Gallery has just the thing to help you stay warm and get cozy with this yearly phenomena. Please gather your friends and meet three lovely ladies who reign as” artists of warmth” on Saturday, October 10th, from 12-5pm.

You’ll want to come early because hand knit and hand crocheted creations will go quickly. Each one is absolute fuzzy, warm goodness. They are unique, comfy, irresistible and a fun fall fashion statement.

You will marvel at the intricate designs and whimsy tassels in Kathy Sander’s hand knit creations. Kathy is an artistic spirit who enjoys creating wearable art with warmth, color and texture. Kathy has a BA in drawing and ceramics and loves teaching ceramics to seniors. You’ll need to see and feel, first hand, her silk, mohair and wool winter wear.

Tawnie Perkovich, creator of the successful business Gypsy Stomp, has been crotcheting since she was 7 years old. All of her designs are original creations and crocheted by her alone. She loves dazzling her fans with special order design work. Recently she created a personalized hat for the popular band, Wifee and the Huzzband, called the Huzzbeanie. Tawnie’s creations have such a mellow vibe perhaps because much of her crocheting is done to music. It follows that artists, musicians and gypsies at heart are so loyal to her.

Come slip into a pair of the coziest wooliest mittens imaginable, hand crafted by Mary Schneider. By seeing the beauty in what we already have, she repurposes material into her snuggly woolen mittens. As a practicing oncology nurse, Mary finds sewing mittens gives her a sense of quiet peacefulness. You can’t help but feel her grace in these mittens; especially when a portion of the proceeds are given back to her cancer center survivors.

All we need now, is hot cocoa

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Posted by on October 8, 2015 in Uncategorized