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Down Creek Gallery kicks off its “Expose Yourself To Art” series at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. with a show of new photography by islander Crystal Canterbury.
Canterbury moved to Ocracoke from Columbia, Md., in 2010, fulfilling a childhood dream. For the last four years, she has worked for Eastern National in the National Park Service Visitor Center.
Also volunteering with the National Park Service and N.E.S.T., she is a member of the British War Graves Committee and has organized the British Cemetery Ceremony here for the last two years. she has a radio show on Ocracoke’s community radio WOVV 90.1 FM, and regularly contributes articles and photographs to Ocracoke Current.
Canterbury studied music and music education, at West Virginia University, however her move to Ocracoke Island steered her in a completely different arena with her art, work for the National Park Service, and many other community affairs. She is increasingly interested in photographing the island and its wildlife, studying wartime events that took place off the North Carolina coast, and is working towards becoming a certified wildlife rehabilitator
All are welcome to attend these openings that include refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres.
Reception schedule for the rest of the summer is as follows:
June 7: Martin Buday (photography); musical guest, Robert King
July 5: Robert Chestnut (photography, painting; musical guest, Rob King
July 19: Douglas Hoover (paintings); musical guest, Robert King
August 16: Barbara Adams (paintings); musical guest TBA
August 30: Kitty Mitchell (paintings); musical guest Rob King
September 13: Roy Revels (Mixed Media), house music
September 27th: Debbie Wells (Mixed Media); musical guest, Rob King
October 4: Sarah Searight (Paintings); musical guest, Rob King
October 18: Closing Show for Season , Melinda Fodrie-Sutton (photography); musical guest TBA