We sadly announce the passing of a good friend and great artist, Jeff Nichols. We were honored to know him and to present his artwork at the Ozone for 8 years. He was the first artist to officially join the gallery and there is a tangible void without his work here. Rest in peace, Jeff, we will really miss you.
ReNew, reclaim, remind
This is our 7th Annual showing that features local art with an emphasis on environment, renewable resources, upcycling, and more. We have over two dozen artists participating and many of them already use this approach all year long. In addition to the art on the walls, demos will be happening during the show run such as making recycled paper and printmaking with the hand made papers, painting, encaustic, lapidary arts, and jewelry making to name a few.
Our most recent BLOG is about getting the printmaking going again this spring in the Ozone. With the perfect timing of the ReNEW show, Karen Britt is creating new woodcut prints from ‘stump blocks’ or the cross section of the wood. Traditionally, this isn’t the cut one would use because of the variety of hardness and grain in the cross section, but that’s exactly why to use it here. The ring patterns and other inclusions add to the composition of the prints. Karen is also mounting them in a new style; bevel finished woods that echo the edges of print. All of the woods are locally sourced and some of them were even part of the Ozone at one time! Check out the blog for more information and a peek at available prints.
Cheers for interactive art!
Yesterday, someone asked how much this canvas was. I told them it wasn’t to buy, it was to play on. They were so excited to take up the paint pens and leave their mark. This is the 4th incarnation of this canvas as a ‘graffiti’ project here in the Ozone. You can see through the layers of paint to past years of folks doodling, leaving quotes, and their names. If you are looking for a rainy day activity on the bayfront, we have this and the zen garden for interactive art projects as well as stone facing and wine tasting. These are all great ways for you to get right into the art.
These imaginative jellyfish just floated in from Sally Marie. Think you’re in trouble if you run into a Man of War Jelly? Well how about this one with nail-gun nails for tendrils! The bells are antique glass lampshades and each jellyfish gets unique trims of pearls, lace, feathers, electric wires, even vacuum tubes.
Lily Wants you!
If you’ve been to the gallery lately. you may have met the assistant, Lily. She may bark and chew driftwood out of the interactive art project but she’s really good at paperwork. When we changed our website platform, we lost your valuable email info and we want to stay connected. Please sign up for our new newsletter that will let you know about events, new shows, demonstrations, sales, and even special perks like coupons and promo-codes to use online or in the gallery. Use the pop up to sign up or go to Contact and use the email form there. Lily thanks you for keeping in touch!