One of many of Mike Dagliesh’s constructed shell pieces on view and for sale until Dec. 20 in Deepwater Theater. Photo: C. Leinbach

“Ocracoke Drift,” and art exhibition of shells and driftwood by islander Mike Dalgleish is on view inside the Deepwater Theater art gallery until Dec. 20.

Produced and curated by Meredith Rollman for Ocracoke Alive, these are 30-day revolving art exhibitions with a focus on textural art made with reclaimed or reclaimed items.

“What I like about it is Mike created all of the little sculpture pieces,” Rollman said, “but his wife, Christy Dalgleish, built the installation. So, it’s his wife showing his work the way she sees it.”

Mike said he puts his collection of beach finds together as the mood hits and as a way to “take my mind off things. It’s all stuff I found here.”

Christy, who has a background in art and interior design, added the finishing display.

“She has a flair for that kind of stuff,” Mike said.

He said sale proceeds will go to relief efforts in Honduras.

The Deepwater Theater is temporarily housing the Ocracoke Community Library and the exhibit and library are open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Scotch Bonnets, the state shell, feature in several of the works. Photo: C. Leinbach
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