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Sunset Melody

Sunset Melody,' a cooperative piece of art created by Renee Schwaller, Cynthia Board, Angela Lensch and Kathy Mand Beck, was unveiled at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center as the latest work in the Egg Harbor public art project.

Door County Advocate

Egg Harbor Unveils Newest Piece
of Public Art

Excerpt from Your Key to the Door
Sept. 5, 2012


The village of Egg Harbor unveiled the seventh piece of art to be installed in the past 12 months as part of its public art project.

This latest artistic creation, “Sunset Melody,” took over nine months to complete. The piece was created by four Egg Harbor artists and graces the west walls of the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center.

The collaborative work is the creative expression of Reneé Schwaller, Cynthia Board, Angela Lensch and Kathy Mand Beck. It consists of a flat steel structure with a mixed-media mosaic inlay. Lensch fabricated the steel while Beck and Schwaller each contributed to the tiles and eggshells within. Board then pulled all of the elements together, assembling the piece to tell the complete story.

“We’re so fortunate to witness the workmanship of these four intensely creative women, all who live within the boundaries of the village,” said Barb Cammack, chair of the village’s Public Arts Committee. “Each woman is unique in her own creative expertise and each brought a different element to the table.”

The Public Art Committee was established by the village in 2010 to create and distribute visual and aesthetic pieces throughout the community. The public art installations are being funded by room tax revenues, not property tax dollars.


Other works that are part of the project are “Egg Harbor Meadow,” an outdoor mural by painter Judi Ekholm on the wall of the Bertschinger Community Center; two stone sculptures by Jeff Olson, “The Mariner” at Egg Harbor Marina and “The Performers” at Harbor View Park; “The Peacock,” a metal sculpture by Dave Riemer at Harbor View Park; and “Windsurfer” and the “Fish Bones” bike rack by Miles Amorelli.

For more information, call Egg Harbor village president, Nancy Fisher at (920) 868-3334.

To view more photos of the design process, click HERE.

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