Valerie Tucker’s art is featured in “Wood, Water and Stone: A Collection of Beach Whimsies” at the Gallery of Arts and Culture, 175 H Street, Crescent City, California from July 1 through October 14, 2011.
This show explores the theme of beach driftwood sculptures, and includes concept drawings, sculptural maquettes, oil paintings and a special installation created on site in the gallery. A 40-page, full color catalogue is also available.
In Valerie’s words: “Whimsy is typically used to describe a fantastic, fanciful object, something capricious that is determined by impulse or whim. I have adopted it to reflect the playful approach that is so evident in these structures encountered at the beach, and the smile they invariably put on your face. Beach whimsies are created using only materials found at the site and are intrinsically ephemeral. Whether built as shelter or purely for pleasure, each is a unique artistic expression, a simple gift for all who happen upon them to enjoy.”
The opening reception will be held on July 15 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
See more of Valerie Tucker's work on her website: www.valerietucker.com