The Orcas Island Artworks features figurative sculptures by Peter Pere through the month of May.
The exhibit includes wall hung plaster relief sculptures and free standing ceramic renditions of portraits, busts and torsos. Pere demonstrates two stylistic approaches: one classical and formal, the other more interpretative, reflecting on the sorrows and joys of life and hints of his subjects’ inner struggles.
Pere has had a long career as a university administrator and as a small business owner. He and his wife Molly, who is also an artist, have been part-time residents of Orcas for more than 20 years. Throughout his work career he pursued his passion for sculpture part time, studying at the University of Wisconsin, Pratt Institute and Gage Academy.
The Artworks is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.