And it's HEART MONTH, designated by the American Heart Association. At Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, an art co-operative in The Cotton Exchange in Wilmington, NC, we are celebrating this occasion too. Our resident jeweler/metalsmith, Sara Westermark, and I will be the featured artists of the month in February.
In honor of Heart Month, Sara and I will donate a percentage of our sales for the month to this worthy cause. An opening reception will be held on Fourth Friday Gallery Night, January 28 from 6 - 9 PM. Everyone is invited to see our work, meet us and other member artists, and enjoy an evening of "heart," accompanied by refreshments. All the work at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts is lovingly handcrafted by 18 Wilmington-area artists in clay, fiber, wood, precious metals and gems, basketry, gourds, and much more.
While downtown, visit a number of other participating galleries. Fourth Fridays are fun evenings to stroll around and see the work of local, regional, and national artists.
Heart and red-themed work by both of us will dominate our displays, but be sure to look elsewhere in the gallery for additional designs, styles, materials from Sara and me - but also from the other notable artists who contribute to our unique gallery.
Here are just some examples of our work for Heart Month! More of my Heart Month projects can be viewed here and other work here.
More of Sara's work can be viewed here.