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Sand and Sea: John Bunker and Rick Crawford

January 23 – February 28

For centuries, human beings have admired, studied, collected, and made use of sea shells. The shell’s strength and visual appeal has inspired artists, architects, and engineers. Eroded sand dunes, worn and broken shell fragments, and archeological finds inspire the wood-turned sculpture of Rick Crawford. 

A selection of John Bunker’s shell paintings will also be on display. Bunker’s work seduces and beckons our attention. The vibrant paintings in rich, deep colors have been described as “simmering with energy, saturated with fragments of color, and wonderfully alive.”

Tools from the Earth

After working for years as an archaeologist, Terry Powell became curious about the objects he was excavating. His hand-made authentic items are inspired by actual artifacts and extensive research. A selection of Powell’s shell tools and jewelry will be presented .

 

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