There were no eggs in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, until Kathleen Mand Beck came to town in 1993. She purchased the historical log home with "lots of
potential" on the hightway in 1993 and after a long winter of work to uncover the logs and make it liveable,
she opened the gallery in Spring, May 13th, 1994.
Tom Mand and Kathy were married in 2006, and then he moved up here to join her. She named the gallery Dovetail, reflecting the construction style of the 1870s-era log home in which they live and work.
Tom handcrafted Door County's original copper art sprinklers and Kathleen has been internationally recognized for her egg art.
Her love of eggs continued in the egg museum which included Wisconin's only 70 million year old dinosaur egg and a wild bird egg collection, along with nearly 500 decorated eggs in historical, ethnic, and contemporary patterns still on display in the Village of Egg Harbor.
In 2015, Kathleen and Tom decided to refocus their efforts and have closed down the log cabin studio and donated much of their egg collection within Egg Harbor to the Village and local businesses. Kathleen will not be continuing her egg carvings, but now is working with polymer clay and mixed media and will be continuing to offer art for sale through this website.
"This whole transition has been more sweet than bitter." Kathleen said. "We're not retiring, but refocusing."
We closed the gallery because of Tom's terminal illness (Multiple System
Atrophy) and sold it to a beautiful woman and artist. Ginnie Cappaert has now opened her
own gallery, Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, in the Dovetail's space.
She has invited me to sell my work in her new "gallery/home" and will continue to sell my
artwork on this site.
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