Ocracoke Lighthouse from the Cedar Island ferry. Photograph on stretched canvas at the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show
Sometimes we get so involved in talking about property management, business, rentals and the Outer Banks economy that we overlook what an amazing place this is to live or visit. This past weekend was a great reminder that the Outer Banks, even in the winter, has a unique quality to its life.
It’s January, but the entertainment scene is far from dead on the Outer Banks. At the Whalehead Club up in Corolla, Uphill is showing what can be done with the blues with just a guitar and piano. In Nags Head a couple of events took place Saturday night that are great reminders of how talent rich this community is.
The opening reception for the 36th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show was at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery. It the opening reception on Saturday has become a mainstay of the winter social season because it’s a lot of fun and the art is outstanding. The show runs through February and it’s worth a visit.
Almost across the street from the Ghost Fleet Gallery, Tim Reynolds and TR3 were at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern. That’s the Tim Reynolds who often plays with Dave Matthews. TR3 is about to take off on a national tour and this is their local kickoff before they leave. Local musicians Mick Vaughn on bass and Dan Martier on drums make up the rest of the trio.