Wyland wields his paint brush as he creates a new image
Marine life artist and environmentalist Wyland will appear at Put-in-Bay’s Wyland Gallery during the July 4 holiday weekend in an art showcase expected to be the highlight of the gallery’s 2013 summer season.
Wyland will be on hand to debut his latest images and meet art lovers from 2-6 p.m. Friday, July 5, and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the 495 Catawba Ave. gallery.
During Wyland’s appearance in the “Year of the Original,” as he defines it, the artist plans to introduce a unique series of museum-framed original drawings on acid-free paper, as well as brilliant paintings and sculptures. He will also create new pieces each day as show attendees watch, and offer insights into his ongoing conservation initiatives.
There is a twofold reason for celebration during Wyland’s Put-in-Bay visit. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Wyland Galleries and July 9 is Wyland’s birthday, a birth date he shares with actor Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks probably won’t be around for the weekend’s events, but attendees will find a wide variety of star-quality art.
The gallery is open throughout the season and features images by Wyland and other leading American artists.
For more information, call (419) 285-2233 or visit www.wylandkw.com. Information can also be found at www.facebook.com/WylandGalleriesKW.