Original Exhibit Dates: January 6 to 29, 2011
Our community's commitment to conservation and wildlife preservation inspired me to create January's exhibit, "Sacred Creatures." This exhibit features the work of seven artists who hold a reverence and respect for their subjects that together with their exceptional talent translates into wonderful works of art. Sherry Rohl noted for her powerful equine paintings returns with her most recent work, as does Jill Brougher, who has added color to her sophisticated and sensual drawings of Sanibel shells, and master glass blower, Elodie Holmes from Santa Fe has created creatures from the sea for the exhibit. New to the gallery is Gretchen Scharnagl from Florida International University with intimate detailed drawings of insects and Jean Noon who makes wire sculpture of the animals that share her Maine farm. In addition, the birds that we so love will be honored both in the exquisite paintings of England's Lynne Windsor and the elaborately stitched tapestry installation of South Carolina's Fran Gardner. The work in this exhibit is a tribute to the creatures that make our world a more astonishing place.