Featured artists at Gallery-9 include painter, jewelry maker – Port Townsend Leader

Gallery-9’s featured artists for the month of August are jewelry maker Michael Kenney and painter Gary Rainwater.

One of the gallery’s founding members, Kenney makes handmade jewelry that showcases the rare and natural beauty of stone.

He collects stones, cuts them, and then creates precious metal settings to present each gemstone. Inspired by the interplay between gemstones and precious metals, Kenney often explores unique designs in order to create one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.

Rainwater is an oil painter whose painting themes stem from diverse interests. From boats to nature to rustic scenes, his painting style is big and bold.

Their works will be on display all of August at Gallery-9.

Gallery-9 is now open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For more information, visit gallery-9.com.

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