Pam McMillen and Susan Swanson have been named December Featured Artists at the gallery. Most of Pam’s jewelry is based on Kumihimo, a Japanese form of braid-making using seed beads accented with natural stones, glass or shells. Susan’s colorful and quirky ceramics are glazed and kiln fired which makes them weather-proof and perfect for Florida decor. Their month-long exhibit “Birds and Beads” will be highlighted by a public reception at the gallery on Friday, December 5, 5:30-7:30 PM, as part of the annual Holmes Beach Merchants’ Holiday WalkAbout. Come meet many of the gallery artists, enjoy fine art and holiday cheer.
Island Gallery West is located at 5368 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL, Trolley Stop 15 on Anna Maria Island. The exhibit runs through December 31. Regular gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Sat. Please visit www.islandgallerywest.com, Facebook or call 941-778-6648 for gallery updates.