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. Located at the end of the Village Marina, resting among the rocks.

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

Located at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center

PAI of Egg Harbor, WI

We are pleased to announce that the Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin (formally the Public Art Committee) is now the Village of Egg Harbor’s independent public art advisory board.

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The mission of the Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor is to develop, promote and expand the public art experience in the Village of Egg Harbor. We know the positive impact the arts have on cultural tourism and economic development for our community. It is our goal to create and maintain the highest quality public art program and to be recognized locally, regionally and nationally, further enhancing the extraordinary reputation of the Village of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. We will also sponsor workshops and special events, throughout the year, to promote education, participation and the enjoyment of the arts in our community.

It will truly take a village to accomplish all of this! To lead us in the right direction, we have seven exceptional PAI board members – artists, educators, business owners and marketing and advertising specialists – that bring years of experience to the table. Our board members are Kathleen Mand Beck, Beverly Prohl, Jeff Olson, and Rebecca Carlton.

The Egg Harbor Village Administrator, Mr. Ryan Heise, and Deputy Administrator, Megan Vandermause will continue to work with PAI as advisors.

As a non-profit public arts organization in Egg Harbor, our yearly funding will come from a variety of sources. To get us off the ground in our first few years, we will be applying for funding from the Village of Egg Harbor. We will also ask for your help, through private and public donations, to support our mission of quality public art in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. To donate to the Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, you can contact us through any of the following: paiofeggharborwi@gmail.com. We are excited about the continuation of Public Art in Egg Harbor and we look forward to your support and participation!