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Maho Bay Art Gallery Will Have Open House

Jan. 4, 2008 – Maho Bay Art Gallery, located next to its Pavilion Restaurant, will be selling art created on St. John. The January Open House will be held from 4:30-8 p.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 16. It will feature visiting artists, who are sharing their skills while they stay at the eco-resort this month. The restaurant serves delicious Italian dinner choices from 5:30-7:30 p.m., so visitors can visit the gallery and enjoy dinner as well.
Sean Monaghan will be visiting from Santa Cruz, Calif. to bring his artistic skills to the new Maho Bay Camps aluminum foundry. Maho has just added the melting of crushed aluminum cans to its "Trash to Treasure" program, which recycles waste into art. Monaghan is a well-recognized bronze and aluminum sculptor, who will be casting art pieces from both types of metal during his 2 weeks on the island. He has operated his own foundry, Bronze Works of Santa Cruz, since 1992, and has taught bronze sculpting and casting at the University of California and at art schools across the country.
Maho Art of Recycling Center will be selling an assortment of vases, bowls, glasses and art glass that have been created by its full-time hand blown glass artists, Jacob Barron and Gregory Lee. It will also have for sale batik and fabric home décor pieces created by JP Bumby, Maho's textile artist, and handmade paper by Deborah Determan, teacher of papermaking classes at Maho Bay Camps. A wide assortment of ceramic functional art pieces will also be available from the artists at Maho Bay Clay Works.

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