“From Fins to Feathers” features an exciting array of new 3D works of frogs, fish, turtles, and birds crafted in copper, rare woods, and glass. The group show opens on July 1st with an artist reception on Saturday, July 3rd from 10:30 am to 5 pm, during the monthly East Bay Gallery Stroll in the heart of Charleston’s French Quarter.
Zan Smith was born and raised in Charleston, SC where he spent his formative years working alongside his father in his Lowcountry workshop. This is where Zan learned the technique of direct metal sculpture and honed his skills as a sculptor. While the iconic human-sized copper frog is widely recognized as Zan’s signature piece, his repertoire includes many other artful creatures. Fish, birds, turtles, and, yes, frogs, are carefully crafted out of copper, brass, and stainless steel. Each sculpture brings its surrounding space to life with an engaging presence.
Stephen Vadakin is a writer and wildlife artists who creates sculptures utilizing the mediums of wood and bronze. He works in native and rare exotic woods from all over the world. His sculptures feature the whales and porpoises featured in his children’s book on marine life and are sanded and finished to perfection. Vadakin’s collections have been featured at the Centre of Coastal Studies on Cape Cod, the South Carolina Maritime Museum, and Wyland’s Galleries in Naples Florida and Hilton Head, SC.
Shane Fero has been a flame worker working in glass for 50 years. He maintains a studio next to Penland School in North Carolina and participates in international symposia and conferences lecturing and demonstrating his unique process. Fero is also an educator and has taught at art institutions such as Penland School, Urban Glass, the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, and many other prestigious museums and organizations around the world.
For more information, contact Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC29401. (843) 577-9295 www.lowcountryartists.com
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