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March 11, 2022—The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay announces it will host back-to-back events on Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2022. The museum will welcome exhibiting artists Sally Duback, Peggy Macnamara, Pamela Murphy, and Sandra Shackelford for an artist reception featuring live music by Cathy Grier from 3 – 4:30 p.m., which will follow a conversation between Curator Helen del Guidice and guest Peggy Macnamara in a new Studio Door event starting at 1:30 p.m. The events will also be streamed virtually through Facebook LIVE.

Macnamara’s large-scale watercolors depicting ocean life and behind-the-scenes at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago comprise the Miller’s current exhibition, Marine Life from Shore to Floor by Peggy Macnamara. Macnamara is an internationally recognized painter and has been the sole artist-in-residence at the Field for the last thirty years. She has years of experience as both a naturalist artist and author and is often paired alongside scientists and conservationists to illustrate the subjects of their research. She will share details about her watercolor painting techniques, perspective on wildlife painting and her 30-year post as the artist-in-residence at the Field. An audience Q&A will be held at the end of the program; guests are invited to participate and ask questions.

“Peggy has an incredible story to tell, having self-created her career just by following her passions. She’s an incredible example of how staying true to yourself and becoming a master of what you love to do will bring you success,” says del Guidice.

After the Studio Door, the public will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Macnamara in-person as well as with Sally Duback, Pamela Murphy, and Sandra Shackelford whose work is featured on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine in New Acquisitions by Wisconsin Women. Guests are invited to view all of the works on display and connect with these regional artists. For more information about the exhibits, visit https://bit.ly/3IFb147.

The public is welcome to attend and admission to both events is free of charge; freewill donations are encouraged and appreciated. An elevator is available to access galleries on the second level Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine. Proof of vaccination is not required for entry into the museum; masks are strongly recommended and visitors are asked to practice social distancing.

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