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New work to see at the CVG

Harry Longstreet’s cinematic-style photography featured at Collective Visions this month along with Frank Carsey
Harry Longstreet’s cinematic-style photography featured at Collective Visions this month along with Frank Carsey's abstract ceramics, Henry Jackson's stone sculpture and Gail Hornsby Wolf's paintings.
— image credit: Courtesy Photo/CVG

A white stone-sculpted head which looks like it’s of the ancient Greek era serves as the greeter for Collective Visions’ new members’ show.

On one side of the special showroom hangs the undeniably New Orleans-influenced paintings of Gail Hornsby Wolf, and on the other, a striking, yet simple, collection of crisp photography from Harry Longstreet.

Also in the mix is eccentric and abstract ceramic pottery of another co-featured artist for the month, Frank Carsey.

With a spotlight on its new members, this month’s CVG show spans the major areas of contemporary art through the creations of retirees turned full-time artists.

Plus, the gallery is full of new works from its old members. What’s more, Collective Visions pushes the boundaries even further by hosting a concert rock violinist — that’s right a rock violinist — for its monthly concert series . Aaron Meyer plays at 7 p.m. March 21 at the gallery. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Collective Visions is at 331 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton.

LONGSTREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Harry Longstreet forged full-on into photography as a result of his retirement. After 25 years working in television and film as a writer, producer and director, he turned his full attention to his long-time passion for fine art photography.

But his career persists through film-like qualities in his photos which feature people and emotion, some even in side-by-side format.

He had his first solo show in 2006 at Bainbridge Island’s Roby King Gallery and has been accepted into multiple national juried exhibitions.

See more of his documentary and fine art at www.harrylongstreet.com

THE PAINTING OF HORNSBY WOLF

Gail Hornsby Wolf says she’s considered herself an artist of sorts since she was a third-grader in her beloved city New Orleans.

She’s carried through formal education at the University of Colorado and the University of Texas, and then to leading classroom sessions for the youth arts program at the Bothel school Arts Umbrella. Relocating to Kitsap introduced Hornsby Wolf to the CVG, which she says exemplifies “co-op.”

CARSEY'S ABSTRACT CERAMICS

Frank Carsey is a retired scientist who started taking ceramic classes shortly after retirement and now uses the clay vessel as a metaphor for the human experience.

He fires most of his work in atmospheric environments, using either wood or soda-ash kilns, to create figures in motion which he later adorns with human decorations like bandanas and jewelry.

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