Midwest Living Review
Light dapples through the siding of this 1890s Egg Harbor barn to highlight the ethereal paintings of owner Margaret Lockwood. Large in scale and dominated by soft pastels, Margaret’s works anchor extensive exhibitions set up throughout the rest of the barn. When 5 p.m. rolls around, Lockwood says, “You get this beautiful striped pattern across the floor. It’s just like magic.” Or perhaps this display of natural light is just another fleeting form of art, courtesy of Mother Nature.
Lockwood paints in an upstairs studio composed of straw bales. Her gallery works and the moveable panels that hold them easily wheel to the side to make space for a concert series that fills the barn with music every Friday night. A modern-feeling addition built onto the barn features white walls and an impressive variety of work from paintings to multimedia; these multidimensional exhibits draw viewers in closer to study their many intricacies. In a front room, a funky chandelier casts soft light onto paintings, jewelry and earth-tone pottery.
Overall, this gallery’s historic setting and spaciousness create a unique atmosphere that artfully merges Door County’s creative and agricultural heritages.