Photography by islander Crystal Canterbury will be on view today (Oct. 7) in the continuation of Down Creek Gallery’s “Expose Yourself to Art” series of artists’ receptions in October. All receptions are open to the public and are from 5 to 8 p.m. and include hors d’oeuvres and live music.
This is the Canterbury’s first show on Ocracoke Island. Her work is inspired by the beautiful scenery of both beach and sound and her access to the wildlife on Ocracoke.
Canterbury relocated to Ocracoke five years ago, fulfilling a major childhood dream, where she also met and married her husband Will.
The artist mentions that she “never leaves her home without a camera because she enjoys photographing the wildlife and spectacular scenery around the island.”
Canterbury has been a volunteer with the National Park Service for three years, feeding and caring for the Ocracoke ponies, and most recently working with sea turtles.
She has played the trombone since the age of 9, and has been part of the “Ocracoke Jazz Society” for the last several summers.
Although the artist’s education is primarily music and music education, she plans on enrolling in a program to study wildlife conservation, protection, and rehabilitation.
Islander Rob King will provide musical entertainment.