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Teri Jones Sailing Inspired Art to Hang at Bella Blu

July 22, 2005 –– An exhibit of original watercolors and giclee reproductions by Teri Jones will hang at Alexander’s Bella Blu starting July 29. The exhibit, “Living a Dream, Sharing a Dream," was inspired by the artist's Caribbean sailing adventures over the last year.
The show will open Friday, July 29 with a meet-the-artist reception from 5 – 7pm
Complementary champagne and appetizers will be served.
Gallery St. Thomas owner, Claire Ochoa says the watercolors in "Living a Dream, Sharing a Dream" depict the tranquil yet breathtaking images that artist Teri Jones discovered this past year sailing the Caribbean. Memorable scenes of calm waters near beautiful beaches and dynamic clouds at sunset are among the many landscapes depicted in the show.
Ochoa, who organizes the monthly shows at the Frenchtown restaurant, said the exhibit is a thoughtful collection of originals and reproductions selected by the artist to express her joy in having one of her childhood dreams come to fruition: sailing the Caribbean.
"I grew up near Chesapeake Bay and was fascinated by the water and sailing. Jones says in a release from Gallery St. Thomas. "From a young age I had a dream that someday I would sail to all the places that I discovered in my books about the Caribbean."
She realized her dream this year and just returned from a sail that took her from St. Thomas to Venezuela, affording her endless spectacular moments to paint.
"My favorite aspect about being an artist is being able to share the experience. It means a lot to me when someone relates to the vision I put down on paper."
Jones has been sharing her art with the community and its visitors since her arrival on the art scene in April 2003. She began painting at Paradise Point in July 2003 and was a featured artist at Alexander’’s Bella Blu in 2004. Jones is represented by Gallery St. Thomas where her latest originals and giclee reproductions may be found year-round.
The show will continue through Sept. 8. To preview the exhibit go to www.GalleryStThomas.com or for more information contact the show coordinator at 777.6363. The exhibit is open to the public.

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