Fresh talent on display at gallery

Michael Banzhaf, a talented jewelry designer and musician, is launching an exhibition at his Cruz Bay gallery featuring three of the island’s creative artists.

Thomas Sunset

Bob Phillips: St. Thomas Sunset, oil on linen

Painter Bob Phillips is showing scenes which demonstrate his love for sailing. “I take my studio with me and paint on calm waters,” explains Phillips. “I am particularly fascinated by St John’s mountainous topography and the movement of cloud shadows over land and sea. Throw in a few sails and I’m in heaven.”


Joan Farrenkopf’s inspiration is fired by sunrises and sunsets. “A painting … is a meditation to observe and paint the powerful color that nature teaches us.”


Seventh Wave sterling silver 14kt

Thomas O’Donovan: Seventh Wave Bracelet Sterling Silver/14K

Sculptor and goldsmith Thomas O’Donovan is showing his wearable art. “I often imagine the small pieces I create as monumental forms within a living environment; a ring made on a scale that becomes a portal, an entryway.”

The Banzhaf Gallery is hosting an opening reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

2 thoughts on “Fresh talent on display at gallery”

  1. I am in love with the bracelet (the paintings are awesome too). I will not be in STJ during the exhibition. Anyone know if I can purchase the bracelet from the artist? Thanks!

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