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.
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.”
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.