Gallery 9’s featured artists for November are excited to share their newest work. Larry Eifert is showcasing a large scale nature painting and Nancy Rody presents her new art glass jewelry.
Larry Eifert takes this opportunity 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. The new piece is the second Eifert has completed for this amazing place, and he is looking forward to the completion of the display, scheduled for next summer.
Eifert has more art in US National Parks than any other artist, and rarely shows his large paintings in Port Townsend. This is a not-to-be-missed chance to see Eifert’s painting processes and passion for nature up close.
Long-time Gallery Nine artist Nancy Rody has been exploring the creative possibilities of recycled glass. Her new collection of art glass jewelry includes beautiful pieces made from blown glass remnants and from found sea glass.
While working in the glass shop, Rody observed that blown glass dropped accidently onto the hot floor has beautiful colors and abstract shapes, and these pieces inspired a new series of pendants made from a material that is often discarded. Rody’s found sea glass work highlights the soft patina of the glass she has discovered from rolling waves, sand and rock on beaches in Washington and Hawaii.
Join Larry Eifert and Nancy Rody 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.