Animals take over Featherstone
The menagerie included elephants photographed by Jeanne Campbell (left) and by Harvey John Beth hanging above (from left) Heather Sussman's sculpted horse, and Scott Campbell's giraffe and horse. Photos by Barbara Ronchetti
Vineyarders love animals and that goes double for Vineyard artists. From pets to wildlife, farm animals to fantasy creatures, fish to fowl, they offer artists of every type great opportunity for creativity. So when Featherstone Center of the Arts in Oak Bluffs put out the call for participants for their first "Animals in Art" show, it's little wonder that 25 artists responded. The result is a gallery packed full of images of our furred, feathered, and finned friends, in a fascinating variety of media and styles.
Patrons enjoyed art, refreshments, and conversation during Sunday's opening reception at the Featherstone Gallery.
Jungle animals were well represented, their photos a particularly eye-catching addition to the collection. Among them, Alan Brigish's portrait of a sinewy lioness crouching low to drink and Harvey John Beth's scene of Mt. Kilamanjaro towering over a herd of elephants.
Featherstone Center for the Arts, Barnes Rd., Oak Bluffs. Gallery hours, daily 12 noon to 4 pm. For information, call 508-693-1850.