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Live Oak Gallery

Uncharted Territory

As daily human activity recedes, nature emerges from where it ordinarily hides just out of sight: blue skies appear out of the smog, a new variety of birds can be seen or heard, wildlife ventures onto empty city streets, fish return to once-busy port harbors... 

Art too, and creativity emerge and are experienced as never before.  Ironically, in these anxious times of self-quarantine and social-distancing unanticipated moments of new-found freedom take us to places of inspiration we had almost forgotten in the daily grind... a walk in the woods or a day out hunting; paddling the creeks or offshore fishing; making a new painting or writing a poem.

 At Live Oak Gallery - as everywhere - upcoming plans have been postponed, but the gallery remains open - here online - and we invite you to wander through anytime by clicking into our website, where we've done our best to bring the gallery to you.  New images of artwork with information about the maker, the medium, dimensions and price have been added throughout, and even a few photos of our Spring garden have slipped in there. Inquiries are most welcome via phone or e-mail, and if you are so inclined, a visit by appointment may be scheduled. 

 As always, we appreciate your interest and will keep you up-to-date on gallery news as the future unfolds.  Meanwhile, we hope you can put aside your worries - even for a moment - and embrace this time for nature and art.
     Daryl Freed: "Learning to Fly"                     Online Show of New Work
Daryl Freed is an outdoorsman and artist who crafts his amazing three-dimensional wall pieces out of cedar driftwood collected from once-flooded cedar groves near his home in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. His carved ducks spring to life out of the driftwood and appear to be flying right out of the wall, while the imaginative titles tell the unique story of each piece.  Together with his wife and creative partner, Michele, he strives to make art "that will be an inspiration to appreciate the beauty of nature that is so readily available if it is sought out."  From the masterful "A Perfect 10" encompassing ten ducks in flight, to the fine detail of a single duck in "True North," we think you'll find they've accomplished that and more.  For Daryl, every work presents a new adventure: "learning to fly" again and again.

"A Perfect 10"  62x46x14 cedar driftwood (detail)
     Jane Howard: "The Visible Horizon"                           Ongoing Online
Saint George Island beachscapes and Apalachicola coastal scenes by local artist, Jane Howard, are displayed in such a way as to create a continuous horizon line around the gallery, drawing attention to that theoretical place where the earth meets the sky.  Jane's oil paintings come from close observation and thoughtful examination of how the physical world is put together.  Her work contains a certain intelligence and wit that can only come from years of daily practice and intimate knowledge of her subject.

"Porch Fan" 21x17 oil on canvas
Around the Gallery: discover the work of 
(l-r) Blaise Lareau - Brenda Francis - Dawn Wilkins - Zach & Ethan Rapack
AND Marty Holland - Christine Black - Bucky Bowles - Ronnie Segree - Ron Mayle - Brett James Smith - Isaac Brooks - John Furches - Susan Richardson
The best part about having a gallery - really the only reason to have one - is to experience the pure energy and joy at the moment the right person connects with the right work of art.  It's a lot like falling in love; and maybe that is actually what it is.  Being the matchmaker is what this is all about. The gallery would be a sad and lonely place without you - our artists, customers, friends, and visitors who make the journey to find us. Thank you.
Above Left - Isaac Brooks "Mahi" now welcoming diners at the Half Shell Dockside.
Above Right - Marty Holland "Fishing Time" a memory-filled graduation gift. 
Below Upper Left - Daryl Freed "Soul Mates" a very special 60th birthday gift.
Below Upper Right - Christine Black "End of Day" was love at first sight for Emily.
Below Lower Left - John Furches "Least Bittern" memento of a friends' weekend beach reunion. 
Below Lower Right - Ethan Rapack "Crab" alongside the front door of an artfully renovated home.

Live Oak Gallery 
156 Market Street (corner of Ave G)
Apalachicola, Florida  32320
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156 Market St
Apalachicola, FL 32320-1730

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