On Saturday, Arts on the Coast is sponsoring their second annual art show at the Wetlands Center at J.F. Gregory Park and everyone is invited to attend.
"This show will showcase our visual artists," said Sarah Volker, visual arts chairperson for the group. "We’ll have anything from marble and bronze sculptures, photography, oil and water color paintings, collage work and charcoal graphics. There’ll be a little bit of everything."
She said there will be artwork ranging from the abstract to realistic.
All work will be on display from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., with a reception of wine and light foods and a chance for people to talk with the artists. Some of the food will be prepared by culinary arts members of the organization and music will be presented by Arts on the Coast musicians. The reception lasts until 8 p.m.
Volker said the show is non-juried, and any visual artist with Arts on the Coast was able to include two to five pieces of their work.
"There’s an awful lot of good, solid talent here," Volker said. "We try to give the visual artists a venue to show their work."
Volker said artists will have their pieces for sale but that anything bought will be the artists and the purchaser.
"Arts on the Coast gets nothing from the sale," she said.Arts on the Coast is an organization that promotes and supports all kinds of arts in the area, with members from Bryan, Liberty and Chatham Counties. The organization includes a variety of different artists from all different areas, including visual and culinary arts, dance, drama and music. Their goal is to make the arts an everyday experience for the people of the region and to hopefully one day be able to have an arts center that will include a small theater for dramatic and musical acts, as well as studio space where local artists can teach different art forms.
Volker said this weekend’s free show is for the community and said everyone is welcome to attend the show or the reception.
"We want people to come out and to the park on Saturday and experience our art and artists," Volker said. "This particular art show is kind of our thank you…we want to thank the community for their support."