Michael Kenney (jewelry) and Meg Kaczyk (paintings) are presenting new pieces during August Gallery Walk that celebrate a sense of place. For both artists, the roots of expression come from belonging to this place they call home, and both subject matter and materials reflect that essence.
Michael Kenney, a founding member of Gallery 9, often uses rare and unusual materials with ancient origins in his jewelry designs. For August, Michael will feature jewelry made with fossil ammonite shells and agatized dinosaur bone. The stones herald a time and place 66 million years ago, reminding us of these creatures that roamed the ancient world on land and in the sea.
Michael creates his fine jewelry from raw materials, hand-cutting gemstones from rough rock and finishing with sterling silver settings to complement the stone. Each design is unique and expresses the geography of the stone’s origins together with the aesthetic of Michael’s regional design style.
Join Michael Kenney and Meg Kaczyk in discussing their art during Gallery Walk, Saturday, August 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Gallery 9, 1012 Water Street, in Port Townsend. See gallery-9.com or call 379-8881 for more information.