Nick Fennel / Jeffrey Hanks 2013

Gallery Cygnus is pleased to announce our new show featuring “Wetscapes”, paintings by Nick Fennel, and vessels by Jeffrey Hanks. Please join us for our special Artist Reception Saturday, August 3rd from 5-8pm. Both artists will be present. This party coincides with the art walk taking place throughout La Conner. Show continues through August 25th.

Nick Fennel describes himself as a “water baby”. His canvases aim at the heart of the water baby in us all, evoking a sense of our first environment with its dark, comforting and fluid rhythms. Trained as an architect, he has answered a calling to paint water in all its forms. Having lived near various shores, he now makes a home on Skagit Bay.

Jeffrey Hanks has been making ceramic vessels his entire adult life. Having perfected a classical aesthetic, he now subjects his forms to elements of fire beyond his control. This mid career practice involves a commitments to non-attachment to any preconceived result. And the results are captivating.