Art school opens ‘to the letter’, welcomed Gingerbread Bash

Peninsula School of Art (PSA) is hosting its next exhibition, To the letter: text in art, from December 4 to January 29, featuring the work of seven regionally and nationally recognized artists: Alison A. Gates and Melissa Wagner-Lawler of Wisconsin, Sean Latif Heiser of Tennessee, Meg Hitchcock and Leslie Roberts of New York, Nicki Shockz from Illinois and Chris Walla from Minnesota.

Gates, Shockz and curator Crystal Chesnik, director of public programs and exhibitions at PSA, will speak at the free opening reception on December 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To the letter examines the various ways in which artists blend text and image to create interactions and suggest new meanings through sculpture, book art, illuminated manuscripts, abstract paintings that merge digital with handmade, and more.

PSA also hosted a Gingerbread Bash on November 17, when attendees created their best gingerbread structure with the materials provided, and awards were given in several categories, including audience choice.

Kudos to the Just Kidding Around team – made up of Aleah and Brody Kidd – for their winning entry: a recreation of the popular Washington Island Stavkirke.

To learn more about PSA, call 920.868.3455, email [email protected] or visit

Kayleen C. Rice