‘The Art of Boat Building’ honors an Island art form
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‘The Art of Boat Building’ honors an Island art form

Manuel Swartz Roberts half-hull models on loan from Old Sculpin Gallery. — Gabrielle Mannino "Far Cry," acrylic, 24 x 24 in. — Donna Straw A boat frame on display in the art exhibit. — Gabrielle Mannino Photographs by Alison Shaw show the boatbuilding process from start to finish. — Gabrielle Mannino Boatbuilding tools are on display in the exhibit. — Gabrielle Mannino The boatbuilding art exhibit showcases the building process, from conception and design to crafting the vessel and sailing. — Gabrielle Mannino The gallery was not humming or buzzing, but virtually vibrating with excitement as folks milled around “The Art of Boat Building” exhibit at the Featherstone’s Francine Kelly Gallery opening on Sunday night. It’s a brilliant, museum-quality exhibition. There’s something for everyone in the show. Come for the glorious artwork and photographs, the real tools, small and large models, and more. There are stations laid out in a chronological way, depicting the process of making a boat from design to launch. And without being overwhelming, there is just enough label information to help us understand what we’re seeing and how that stage moves the boat to its next phase of completion. The exhibit is guest-curated by boat […]

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