The Westport Book Shop is pleased to welcome local artist Susan Lloyd as guest exhibitor for the month of October 2022, at the Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place.
Susan is exhibiting an assortment of her two-dimensional shell art works, including mirrors and mosaics.
“I’ve been making shell art for about 15 years now. My work started out more traditional, but has evolved to include skulls (plastic reproductions), old dolls, and Saints (because of their stories, and not for religious reasons). The color, shape and texture of the shells are all very important in the design of my work, as is the variety of shells used,” said Susan.
Traditional shell art dates back to the Victorian era, with souvenir shell-covered boxes from Europe, and sailors’ Valentines from Barbados.
Susan is an exhibitor at the Annual Sanibel Shell Show, the oldest of its kind in the country, every March. She holds degrees in sculpture, studying jewelry and metalsmithing. “I am pretty handy with glue and a pair of tweezers,” says Susan.
You can see the exhibit of Susan's work at the Westport Book Shop, located at 23 Jesup Road, right across Jesup Green from the Westport Library. The art exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s regular business hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 6pm, and Sundays from Noon to 5pm (closed Mondays).
Susan's artwork will be on display through October 31, 2022. All artwork on exhibit is available for purchase (unless otherwise noted).
The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis. Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, and a founding member of The Artists Collective of Westport, is curating the Book Shop's art exhibits, which change monthly.
To learn more about Susan’s work, visit her website: www.slloydshellart.com