Charles L. Peterson’s Memorial Weekend Show will be the first of Cottage Row Framing & Gallery’s Special Events for 2012, opening on Saturday, May 26 with a special meet-the-artist reception from 10 am – 1 pm.
A Door County resident since 1973, Charles L. Peterson has established a national and international reputation for his paintings and limited edition reproductions. A Marietta College professor and department head for 20 years, Peterson has applied his classical training to genre painting, his brush strokes illuminating the lives of ordinary people doing ordinary things, most often in historical settings. His interest in nature – particularly the sea – is evident throughout his work. A lifelong sailor, water has been a dominating theme in his paintings and illustrations. He has twice won the Thomas M. Hoyne Award for work representing particular aspects of the marine fishing industry and is listed as a Modern Marine Master by the Mystic Maritime Museum Gallery.
The show will unveil a wonderful collection of more than 30 new original paintings of varying themes and sizes. Watercolor, pencil, and ink and gouache are some of the mediums Peterson has used to create this outstanding collection. Peterson’s books, “Of Time and Place” and “Reflections” will also be available as well as his cards and a large selection of his signed, limited edition prints. Come meet Charles Peterson, browse, socialize and enjoy some light refreshments.
In addition to Peterson, Cottage Row represents artists Jack Anderson, Kay McKinley Arneson, Bridget Austin, Michael Bond, Jim Davel, Marianne Diekman, Malin Ekman, Kathy Glasnap, Mary Johnson, June Maeder, and Mark Vandervinne.
The gallery is in the big red barn at Orchard Country Winery & Market, 9197 Hwy 42, just south of Fish Creek. It is open daily 10 am – 5 pm, Sundays 10 am – 4 pm. For more information, call 920.868.2626.