(Sturgeon Bay, WI)—January 31, 2020—The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay is pleased to announce the first event of the museum’s 2020 Second Thursday Program Series, which kicks off a new year of free public programming; an artist talk by Baileys Harbor textile artist Susan Hoffmann is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 13. The event will take place in the main gallery of the museum and is free and open to the public. 

Hoffmann’s talk will complement the Museum’s current exhibition, Textile Tableau: An Exploration of Painting with Fiber, which features the work of eight contemporary artists, Hoffmann included, and focuses specifically on artists who are usurping the use of paint by incorporating the methodologies and canons of painting as starting points for a greater exploration into fiber work.

Hoffmann began exploring fiber arts approximately 10 years ago. Working within a very broad definition of the media, she learned many different techniques and in 2008 became familiar with the landscape quilting process. She realized her first piece looked more like a watercolor painting and more deserving of a frame than the quilting needle. Over the years, she has become truly passionate about creating her unique kind of textile art and continues to perfect the design and construction processes. Hoffmann will share details of this—her journey as an artist—during her Feb. 13 artist talk.

Hoffmann is a local, Door County textile artist residing in Baileys Harbor. She is represented locally by Ephraim’s Fine Line Design Gallery in North Ephraim and actively teaches throughout the County and greater Midwest, including The Clearing in Ellison Bay.

Textile Tableau An Exploration of Painting with Fiber will be on display through Monday, February 24, 2020. The Museum is located in the Door County Library in downtown Sturgeon Bay, 107 South 4th Avenue. Hours are Monday 10-8, Tuesday through Saturday 10-5. Closed Sunday. Admission is free; galleries are fully accessible. 

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