Join Gallery 9 as we unveil new work from our November featured artists Nancy Rody, art glass and Larry Eifert, paintings.
Nancy Rody has been exploring new directions in her work, using art glass remnants and sea glass treasures to create sensuously elegant jewelry. “How can I make it different and make it my own?” is at the heart of the new direction for this long-time Gallery Nine artist.
Rody’s new collection of art glass jewelry is made from a material that is often discarded – blown glass pieces that drop accidently onto the hot shop floor. Rody saw potential in the beautiful colors and abstract shapes, inspiring a new line of stunning necklace pendants. Also making use of what she discovers, Rody worked with her collection of sea glass and tiny shells found on the beaches of Washington and Hawaii for a unique series of necklaces. The jewelry highlights the patina and soft color of sea glass, its characteristic shapes formed from the rolling waves and tossing rocks of the ocean.
Larry Eifert is excited to reveal a recently-completed 18 square foot mural for Mount Rainier National Park. Commissioned by the National Park Service for a new installation at the Carbon River Ranger Station and Visitor Center, this painting shows the complexities of that rare inland temperate rain forest, a forest compressed and brimming with wildlife and wild plants. Eifert rarely shows his large paintings in Port Townsend and this is your chance to see his painting processes and passion for nature up close.
Join Nancy Rody and Larry Eifert in discussing their work during Gallery Walk, Saturday, November 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.