Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral will welcome photographer Eric Levin and jeweler Sherry Moesch as featured visiting artists at a public reception on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6-8 pm.
Their work will be on display through February. The gallery is located at 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Harbour, Cape Coral.
Born in Trinidad, Bolivia, Levin moved to the United States at the age of 9 and now lives in Lehigh Acres. He thanks his father for passing on his love of nature and photography. He is inspired by the i incredible variety of life all around us. He enjoys finding new and interesting ways to photograph and share how he sees the world.
"I find that when I shoot, my attention is not necessarily on the end result (the final print), but on enjoying the experience of being in nature," he explains. "The end result will usually take care of itself."
Moesch, a resident of Cape Coral, has taken several professional workshops in wire jewelry and metal-smithing to bridle her creativity into the jewelry field. But her first love is teaching. She gets great gratification from helping students learn to create their first work in a new field, whatever it is at the moment. She teaches classes in beading and Viking Knit Jewelry in Georgia, Vermont and Florida.
Her specialty, Viking Knitting, is a looping technique that preceded traditional knitting by centuries and was used by the Vikings not only for jewelry but also for woolen clothing.
Harbour View Gallery is an artists-owned cooperative gallery comprised of award winning local artists. It offers ever-changing displays of fine art paintings, pottery, photography, paper casting, jewelry, glass art and more. It is open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
The gallery has hosted two visiting artists each month throughout its four-plus years of existence, providing more than 100 opportunities for other local artists to display their work alongside the eight artists who own and operate the gallery.