Plantation summer art focuses on county artists

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM.

Her silks depict local wildlife, plants and landscapes. Estes is the president of Silk Painters of International. Her work is also on display at Sea Oats Gallery on St. George Island .

On the east wall is a display of sculptures and assemblies by Ken Richardson, who moved to the Plantation from Missouri two years ago His works are fanciful animals created from junk.

Richardson said, when he first began to dabble in art, he sometimes purchased material but eventually resolved to use only found materials.

A fearfully large mosquito is built around an old aluminum pitcher. Two charming no see-ums are created from a pair of salt and pepper shakers provided by a friend. Several of his fish have wristwatch eyes created from broken wristwatches that once belonged to his late father.

Richardson said his father was the inspiration for his style of sculpture. “He always made things from nothing,” he said.

His current exhibit is composed of animals fashioned mainly from wood and aluminum. He also experimented with clay, welding and is an accomplished musician.

On the north wall hangs a body of work by Lynn Wilson, who has owned a home in Franklin County since 1985 and resides in Apalachicola .

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