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FEATURED FINE ARTISTS

Angela Lensch Gallery

2016 Featured Fine Artists

MARLO CRONQUIST

– HAND BLOWN GLASS

The gallery is excited to display Minneapolis Glass Artist, Marlo Cronquist’s Murrine Glass Collection, featuring various vessels and pendant lights. Cronquist first started working with glass while studying sculpture and furniture design at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, where she shared a studio with now gallery owner, Angela Lensch. Cronquist transferred those skills to glasswork at the Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis where she has studied and now teaches. She also studied at the world renowned Corning Museum of Glass in New York, with Bill Gudenrath, John Miller, and Maestro Davide Salvadore. Her work is best known for its use of color and its balance between traditional techniques and contemporary design. She finds inspiration from the art and cultures of the places she has traveled to such as Italy, Morocco, and Spain.

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DAVE RIEMER

– COPPER WIND SCULPTURES

Angela Lensch Gallery is honored to be featuring the impressive outdoor copper wind sculptures by renowned, regional artist, Dave Riemer. You may recognize his mesmerizing copper wind sculptures from Egg Harbor’s ‘Harbor View Park’ as well as many private collections and galleries around the Midwest.   The flowering gardens of Angela Lensch Gallery now feature over a dozen different styles and sizes of Dave’s amazing  kinetic sculptures. From polished copper to green patina and “Tornados” to “Starflares”

Using the slightest breeze these sculptures move with graceful sweeping arms, changing with the light as they cast complex geometric shadows over your garden. Guaranteed for years of maintenance free motion while remaining outdoors all year round. They will even continue to turn with a full load of snow on them!

Watching their motion has been described to be ‘as relaxing as watching a lazy river’.

Every sculpture is shaped and assembled by hand, using the highest quality bearings, copper, brass and stainless steel. Built to last for decades without maintenance, they will provide a graceful, peaceful motion to any garden.

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JULIE RUTHERFORD

– STAINED GLASS

Bask in the kaleidoscope of color exemplified by this incredible Stained Glass Artist, Julie Roux Rutherford. View her many gorgeous pieces presently residing in the gallery and be prepared to be astonished at this artist’s skill as we present her latest work.  Julie is a self-taught professional Stained Glass Artist & has been perfecting her talent for 20 years. Born and raised in Rice Lake, Wisconsin she thrives on Nature’s beauty discovered in her own backyard. This beauty is captured in her awe-inspiring pieces of poppies, lotus, butterflies and humming birds. Other examples of her work will bring out your contemplative side containing the pattern and detail of a devotional piece.

Julie believes..”the greatest reward and gift of art is meant to be shared and enjoyed by everyone around us as it spreads a sense of joy and contentment.” You can see and feel this exact sentiment when your eyes light upon one of her productions.

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ADE WEBBER

– PAINTED DOOR COUNTY SMOOTH STONES

Door County artist Ade Webber’s PinPoint Art Rocks are now on display at Angela Lensch Gallery featuring a grand selection of his hand painted Door County smooth stones. Stop by and see these amazing hand held treasures of color, texture and design. Webber was born and raised in England and has recently retired after 33 years of teaching at Sevastopol High School in Door County. He is an autodidactic of pin point art and is taking this opportunity to return his energy and dedication to using his skills in these exquisitely detailed Stones. “Each painted stone is beyond unique and a meditation that can be held in your hand. Ade’s mandala stones are breath taking. There is something to the weight of the stone in your hand and the intricate pin point art that surrounds them that give a profound feeling of joy and calmness,” states gallery owner Angela Lensch.

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LAUREL GREY

– KILN FIRED STAINED GLASS

New to the gallery this year is LaCross, WI artist Laurel Grey. Laurel quite literally paints with glass! She uses powdered glass mixed with various liquids that, when kiln fired, become one with the glass beneath it. Because of the delicate nature of the powdered glass, it is often necessary to kiln fire pieces many times between layers of paint. The extra effort results in richly colored and highly detailed glass that will retain its vibrant color and last for centuries.

This is the same medium that stained glass artists have been using for well over a thousand years; she is simply giving this classic medium a modern twist!

“I’ve always been drawn to glass. From visiting glass factories in Japan as a child, to experiencing Chagall’s intensely blue and breathtaking glass windows at the Art Institute of Chicago, I now—quite literally—paint with glass.”

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DAN EGGERT

– MAGNETIC ALUMINUM PRINTS

Dividing his time between Door County, Wisconsin and the skiing and snowboarding wonderland of Lake Tahoe, California, freelance photographer Dan Eggert is in constant movement—always exploring, traveling, and striving to capture life’s unexpected moments.

Eggert is the former Photo Editor of the Peninsula Pulse newspaper and Door County Living magazine, and in addition to taking photographs, he’s also an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, mountain biker, and accomplished bass player who has been known to sit in with various Door County musicians and bands when the mood strikes. His favorite subjects are landscapes, musicians, and artists, which goes to show that life does indeed imitate art.

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CHERYL BISHOP

– THEOREM PAINTINGS

Local artist Cheryl Bishop creates timeless “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.
 

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