Silver Poplar Studios Gallery
featuring the Art of Jim Maronek
1519 E. Door Bluff Road
Ellison Bay, WI 54210
An eclectic mixture of Jim Maronek's paintings, drawings and collages are on display in his 1892 log barn. See
for yourself and then visit Carole's award-winning gardens.
Fridays and Saturdays, 1 - 4 PM or by appointment or by
destiny, June through Mid-October
"31 Cours Gambetta, Chez Andre et Monica"
"La Fontaine du Cours"
"Rooftops of New Orleans"
James E. Maronek
The Art Institute of Chicago: BFA (with honors) 1953 and MFA 1958.
Academy Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Folklore Theatre, Blue Circle Theatre, Body Politic Theatre,
Columbia College, Dallas Theater Cente, Drury Lane Theatre, Edgewater Beach Playhouse, First Chicago Center, Forum
Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Hull House Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Organic Theatre, Paul Sills Story Theatre,
Peninsula Players, Ravinia Drama Festival, The Second City, University of Chicago, Wisdom Bridge Theatre.
MUSICAL and DANCE DESIGN
Broadway musical ("Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?"), Chicago Lyric Opera School, Cincinnati
Summer Opera, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company, Lithuanian Opera, Tenthouse Theatre, University of South Florida
NBC and CBS: Two network shows and numerous local shows (Chicago affiliates).
INDUSTRIAL THEATRE DESIGN
Admiral, Allis-Chalmers, Anheuser-Busch, Armour, B. F. Goodrich, Buick, Century 21, Crane, General Electric, IBM,
Standard Oil, Sylvania, Zenith.
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
Joseph Jefferson Awards: Best Scene Design; Best Lighting Design; five additional nominations.
Exhibited: Artists Guild of Chicago, The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Dirksen Federal Building, Illinois
Bell Gallery, Lincoln Center, McCormick Place, Northern Illinois University, Prague Quadrennials, U.S. Institute
of Theatre Technology international tours.
APPOINTMENTS AND OFFICES
Professor Emeritus, Depaul University (Chair of Design and Technology
President, United Scenic Artists, Midwest (1970-1988).
Resident Designer Posts:
The Edgewater Beach Playhouse (1958-1961), The First Chicago Center (1973-1974), The Goodman Theatre (1959-1972),
The Organic Theatre (1975-1977), The Peninsula Players (1950-1953).
Boards of Directors: United States Institute of Theatre Technology (retired) and The Peninsula Players.
Chicago Magazine (1971-1976), The Brecht Society of America (retired). Columnist: The Door Peninsula Voice.
Cultural Workers' Union meetings and tours of Russian performing arts (1981).
PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTATIONS
Numerous articles, critiques, and essays on Theatre, Travel and the Arts. Contributions to Educational Theatre
Journal, Gestus, Theatre Crafts, Theatre Design and Technology and World Book Encyclopedia. Consultations: Chicago
Historical Society, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and others.
Door County, Wisconsin:
Director, Silver Poplar Studios LLC, a retreat for actors, artists, writers and musicians since 1988, with classes
and presentations at The Clearing, The Peninsula Art School and the Door County Art League.
Zancudo, Costa Rica:
Director, Playa Plata Estudios S.A., a seminar center for local residents and tourists (1991 - 2005), with art
workshops and ecological excursions in the neo-tropical rainforest and Southern Pacific Ocean zone.
Stage scenery, Theatres, Displays, Interiors, Architectural Design and Graphics.
Designs for the American
Folklore Theatre, The Peninsula Players, Door Shakespeare, and the
Repertory Theatre. Chair of Theatre Renovation for new facilities,
The Peninsula Players. Design of new stage for the American Folklore Theatre.