Dolphin Exhibit features Brandy Gale and Deborah Threlkel

Location Gualala Arts Center
10/07/2017 - 10:00am to 11/19/2017 - 5:00pm

Opening reception Saturday, October 7 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and the show runs through Sunday, November 19, 2017.
Dolphin Gallery
As a plein-air artist and photographer whose subject matter focuses on intertidal subjects around the Pacific Rim, Brandy Gale feels at home on the Mendonoma coast. Although this is her initial two-person show at The Dolphin Gallery she is no stranger to the area; Gale’s body of work “Coastal Synaesthesia” was exhibited in a solo show in the Burnett Gallery at the Gualala Arts Center in January 2015.
Known as “The Abalone Queen” this month’s three-dimensional artist Deborah Threlkel actually works with a much wider variety of materials than just abalone to create her original pieces, all of which share one common trait — they are produced from materials she finds. An inveterate collector, Threlkel is constantly discovering materials on her hikes and explorations. Her conceptualization with these treasures is what distinguishes her from other artists.
Besides using pieces of abalone shell for her jewelry, Threlkel works with hand-drilled beach glass and more recently shells and beads she sources from all over the world. Inspired by the natural occurrence of color, shape, iridescence, and texture, she is careful not to alter or rework her material, but rather assembles each item — like a puzzle — into a wearable sculpture.

Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road
95445 Gualala , CA
Phone: 707-884-1138