The Egg Harbor Public Arts Initiative and The Kress Pavilion are pleased to be featuring scenes of the Door County Land Trust as envisioned by artists Terri Warpinkski and Jim Perry starting February 3, free to the public.
Terri Warpinski is Professor Emerita of Art at the University of Oregon. Her B.A. degree is from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, and she holds both an M.A. and M.F.A from the University of Iowa. Her photographically based creative practice, reflecting an expertise that bridges the span from handcrafted historical practices to digital media, explores the relationship between personal, cultural and natural histories. Helen A. Harrison of The New York Times has written of Warpinski’s landscape work: “She is especially attuned to the often subtle evidence of human impact on nature. . . . (Her work) invite(s) speculation about the secrets that may be revealed by close scrutiny and creative speculation.” Terri’s work is represented in Door County at Idea Gallery, West Jacksonport.
Her work has been and continues to be seen in a range of galleries, institutions, and international festivals including such venues as the Pingyao International Festival of Photography in China; the US Embassy in Jerusalem; Houston International FotoFest; the Oregon Biennial at Portland Art Museum; Center for Photography at Woodstock; and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Warpinski served two terms as Chair of the national board of directors (2000-2008) for the Society for Photographic Education; was awarded artist residencies at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, Playa in Oregon, Annex Art in Berlin, and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice. Terri’s professional career is distinguished with awards as a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Israel 2000-2001, a research/creative fellowship through Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) to Berlin in 2017, and finally as the Honored Educator in 2018 at the National Conference for the Society of Photographic Education in Philadelphia.
Jim Perry is a noted Door County photographer who captures the essence of the Door County Land Trust. You can find his daily posts on social media of the individual Door County Land Trust breathtaking! Jim captures the beauty and sense of place, literally, taking the viewer to places they may have never been before. He’s a real ambassador for the Door County Land Trust, listing the location of his photo posts so others can explore the natural beauty of the Door County landscape. Jim often writes poetry to accompany his photos.
our ever-running-never-stop mind,
using things to keep us distracted,
walk in the park, watch tv, go some place,
when we realize,
silence fills the spaces between the cracks,
and we learn to act so…
The exhibit will run starting February 3 through May 29 and the public is invited to the opening reception with the artists at the Kress Pavilion on February 5 from 4-7 p.m. with the artists speaking 5:30 p.m.
About the Public Arts Initiative: The mission of the Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor is to develop, promote and expand the public art experience in the Village of Egg Harbor. The Village understands the positive impact the arts have on cultural tourism and economic development for our community. It is their goal to create and maintain the highest quality public art program and to be recognized locally, regionally and nationally, further enhancing the extraordinary reputation of the Village of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. The PAI also sponsors workshops and special events throughout the year, to promote education, participation and the enjoyment of the arts in our community.