Blue Sail by Richard Edelman

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Blue Sail” – Richard Edelman, Artist

Purchased February 2015

To commemorate the completion of the new marina in Egg Harbor, the Village commissioned renowned sculptor, Richard Edelman, to create a piece of public art that would echo the magic of sailing. Edelman has a great interest in the wind. Which has led him to rebuild many 1930’s Wincharger generators, the world’s first wind turbines, and to create sculptures based on American weathervanes.

“Straight lines will not do for the wind, but a series of crescents together seemed to fill with the wind. The electrostatic paint process was used to apply the blue of marine canvas, which in turn references the color of brisk, blowing, sunny days on Green Bay.”

Learn more about Richard Edelman and “Blue Sail” by following this link.

Jeff Olson Stone Carver

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“The Seafarer” – Jeff Olson, Artist – Donated 2012

A painter in his pre-retirement years, Olson has built a solid reputation as a sculptor since moving to Door County full time a decade ago. We are honored that Olson has chosen Egg Harbor as his home and especially grateful for his beautiful donated work to the Village’s permanent collection of public art; The Seafarer (above) being the first.

He is the artist behind a number of carved structures in the county:

  • The carved totem poles at Not Licked Yet,
  • Bubba, the wooden golfer at Stonehedge Golf Course
  • The Performers (below),the limestone carving at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
  • Among others

He also sells sculptures at Edgewood Orchard Galleries and coordinates carvers for Sturgeon Bay’s annual Fire & Ice Festival, which he also participates in.

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“The Performers” – Jeff Olson, Artist – Donated June 2015