Our artist series features local artists who find inspiration in nature. We have reimagined our annual art fair by extending it over a series of five consecutive Sundays, August 23-September 20, to ensure the health and safety of all. Join us each Sunday in the Great Hall to meet the different artists and learn about their process of making art. The artists will have their art available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to hike before or after attending the show, during the time slot in which they are registered.
Here are the two artists featured on Sunday, September 6:
Come and see Bob Fischer from Bob’s Flint Knapping demonstrate his process of making stone tools. He works with all types of flint, obsidian, and some man-made products from his home in Howards Grove. To make his tools, Bob uses various animal bones, as well as exotic woods and many varieties of marble, onyx, and sandstone. Bob is inspired to repurpose and conserve what nature provides.
Heather Eiden of Craft Me Calm lives by the Milwaukee River, which serves as a source of inspiration to her ceramic and mosaic artwork. Her work uses clay as a medium of exploration. She is a contemporary folk artist who enjoys the natural patterns found in the flora and fauna of Wisconsin. Carrying a sketchbook, she can capture these patterns and other nature-inspired images while hiking, and then bring them to her home studio, where Heather crafts her artwork. Her art tiles are like traditional ceramic forms deconstructed into fine art.
For the health and safety of all, attendees must wear a mask when inside the Great Hall. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Non-members: Adults $8 | Youth $5 | 2 & Under Free