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7 Oct 2021
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The Bryan Cultural Series 5th Annual Invitational Exhibition“Wood—From TREE to Vessel” has just opened and Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. If ever there was an art show to check out, this is is. 

Fill with the creative visions in paint, photography, sculpture and wooden vessels, the exhibition will be on display through October 29 and represents a remarkable diversity of artistic expression from the artists.

It’s not possible to pick out a favorite among the exhibitors. 

Certainly George Wood’s Morning Reflection Corolla is extraordinary in how it has captured a lone heron framed by the arches of the Whalenad Club bridge.

But “Valentine,” by Biff Jennings a image of the an Outer Banks sound on a cold winter day at sunset is beautifully evocative. 

And both Jennings and Wood have included black and white images that are stunning.

There is much more, though, to this show than photography.

Jim Bumpas works in wood and he has taken the simple concept  of a container—a wooden vessel— and turned it into remarkable artistic visions. Somehow he manages to create vases, hollowed out and with thin walls, from stunning pieces of wood. The grain brought to the fore and shining in the light is stunning.

There are some wonderful paintings as well. Maggie Sawyer’s four piece collection of trees at various times of the year and in different configurations is very interesting. Each painting stands alone, but taken in its entirety, the collection seems to tell the story of a forest as it goes through transition..

Some of the works will be available in a silent auction. The auction ends October 22.

Visions in Wood is just one of the many special activities that make the Outer Banks so wonderful in the fall. Plan your autumn getaway today in a Brindley Beach Vacations home.