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Mango Tango Gallery to Present 'The Sea, The Salt, The Sun'

Mango Tango Seaside Art Gallery will exhibit 'The Sea, The Salt, The Sun Show," beginning with a champagne reception from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, May 22. Entertainment will be provided by 2 Blue Shoes. The entire exhibition pays homage to the sea with a book, paintings and furniture.
Retired Captain Jarrel Jackson signs his recently published "The Ancient Mariner Tells All." Jackson made St. Thomas his home base in his 30-year career as a tugboat captain. His voyages to Trinidad and Venezuela, and the eastern and western harbors of South America provided him with the material for his new book. An engaging raconteur, he shares his love of story telling with a wider audience.
Shari Erickson is an artist who captures the soul of the sea in lively bar scenes and colorful seafarer images, and she debuts her finesse as a figurative artist in nudes and fanciful mermaids. This show is her first solo exhibition at the gallery, although she has participated in group shows during her 16-year affiliation with Mango Tango.
From Tanzania comes weathered furniture made from retired dhows, the boats that made commercial journeys in the Indian Ocean for 35-75 years. The dhows are built from African hardwoods–mangrove, mango, baobab, teak and coconut. After a lifetime at sea, the weathering process naturally ages the wood. The seasoned wood is exquisite material for creating hardwood furniture, and by recycling a wood that would normally be discarded, Annie Westcott of Tortola is helping the people of Tanzania.
Westcott will be at the opening to discuss her eco-friendly business and to take custom orders for beds and larger pieces of dhow furniture. Jackson will be signing his book. Erickson will speak to the viewer though her artwork.
The show will continue for one month. For more information, call 715-2789.

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