Tuesday, June 2, 2009

NC Aquarium Exhibits Coastal Works

Kure Beach, NC- The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher spreads the love and relaxation of living in a coastal environment with its new Spadefish gallery art exhibit. The Sun & Sea Celebration art exhibit will be on display during June, July, and August. The exhibit will showcase paintings that are inspired by the joy and overwhelming love for the coast. The works of art were created by award winning artist, Barbara Bayer.

After discovering the immense energy and creative enthusiasm that Barbara Bayer received from the coastal environment, she decided to relocate to areas where the shoreline was near. Her works are all created by watercolor, with a vibrant and lighthearted feel. Her work has been exhibited in galleries throughout North Carolina and Florida, and her work, “Park N Lights” was selected for the Pleasure Island’s Annual Island of Lights ’06 Christmas card. Barbara currently resides in Carolina Beach where she was recently one of the major art contributors for the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.

The Spadefish gallery at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher showcases local artists throughout the year. Artwork that coincides with the Aquarium’s mission of “Inspiring Appreciation and Conservation of North Carolina’s Aquatic Environment” is located on the second floor, near the auditorium.

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