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Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour in Bayfield

November 29th, 2012 by Nancy Sandstrom

This Saturday, December 1st we all have the opportunity to enjoy the Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour in Bayfield. The participating galleries will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm offering all their unique promotions, refreshments, demonstrations and great holiday gift ideas. You’ll be sure to find something right here in Bayfield for everyone on your gift list! Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour map (pdf).

Participating galleries: Washburn Cultural Center, Eckels Pottery & Fine Craft Gallery, Orchard’s Edge Quilt Shop, Bates Art Bar, Bayfield Artists Guild, Water Music Jewelry & Art, Stone’s Throw and Oulu Glass Studio.

Bayfield and Chequamegon Bay Arts Scene – another winner

February 9th, 2012 by Nancy Sandstrom

The Bayfield and Chequamagon Bay arts scene is once again providing opportunity for great entertainment in the next two weeks. Stagenorth, a sweet community theater located in Washburn, WI, is opening tonight with a production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” We had the chance to attend their last dress rehersal last evening and were blown away.

The story is clearly a wrenching one, moving all of us to think deeply about human history. This production has successfully taken this emotional tale, woven in an incredible set (designed by our local buddy, Bob Holton), great local actors and fantastic production. Dress rehersals are always a bit rough – yes, that last chance to work out the kinks. But I was taken in immediately and felt a part of this small group of people struggling to survive intolerable circumstances.

Now I need to add a disclaimer. Our daughter, Kristen, is part of the cast. She plays Miep Gies, one of a small group that hid eight Jews from the Nazis for slightly more than two years, an act which could have cost her her life. And when the Gestapo finally discovered the eight, it was Meep who managed to preserve the writings of the youngest of the eight- Anne Frank. So clearly, I am biased.

For those visiting Pinehurst Inn and Bayfield in the next two weeks, consider this wonderful production. You’ll be glad you did.

Pinehurst Congratulates Bayfield's Eckels Pottery

July 20th, 2010 by Nancy Sandstrom

Deanna Eckels & Peter Skoro, Eckels Pottery & Fine Craft Gallery, Bayfield WI

The Bayfield, Wisconsin area is well known for the local artisans – this has become a great destination for creative souls seeking a place that fosters creativity. Potters, painters, writers, weavers and more live and work throughout this area.

This past week marked a very special anniversary for a long standing pottery studio in Bayfield: Eckels Pottery and Fine Craft Gallery, located just south of Bayfield, celebrated their 50th year in business. This studio is marked by the large, ceramic pot standing in the yard of the gallery.

The studio and gallery were started by Bob Eckels, a trained painter and sculptor who dedicated himself to ceramics. Bob was hired in the 1950′s as an art professor at Northland College in Ashland, to start the art department that continues today.

Today Eckels continues to offer magnificent pottery along with a wide variety work from local and national artists. Deanna Eckels, a re-nouned potter in her own right, operates the studio today with her husband, Peter Skoro. This landmark studio is one that frequent visitors to Bayfield are sure to visit.

Eckels is just one of many great studios in Bayfield. Just one more reason Bayfield is such a great destination.

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