|Featured Artists Gloria Cropper and Cecy Richardson unite in a joyful celebration of artistry, color and life as artists at a reception held in their honor on Friday, November 8th from 5 until 8 p.m.
Gloria Cropper’s unique baskets are joyful jewels in both color and design. She finds inspiration in the beautiful underwater scenes she saw while diving, and the quiet beauty of walking the beach. Cropper’s stunning baskets, jewelry and fantasy fish are artistic treasures. One of her fantasy fish has graced the White House Christmas tree.
Cecy Richardson’s love of Anna Maria and Cortez is expressed in her playful mermaids, local scenes and spotlights the quirky life that makes this area special. Richardson finds her inspiration everywhere from the sky and seagrape leaves, to birds, fish, cats, crabs and other critters. Her incredible acrylic and handmade print artwork draws viewers into the wonderful world where she lives and works.
Island Gallery West will also celebrate ArtsHOP on November 8th with a special appearance by BIG RED, a demonstration by Ann Abgott, and the music of Chip Ragdale. A free Ann Abgott pelican print will be given to each art purchaser at Island Gallery West at ArtsHOP as long as supplies last. Come enjoy the fun and meet BIG RED.
Cropper and Richardson’s work will be featured at Island Gallery West until November 30. Island Gallery West is located at 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Monday-Saturday. For additional information visit www.islandgallerywest.com, Facebook or call 941-778-6648.