Witness History: Experience the Intrigue of Etchings.

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Artist David Hunter Creates Original Art with Etchings at Seaside Art Gallery, Sept. 4th-7th.

Etchings began as early as the 15th century in Europe. Initially, it was a practice used by goldsmiths and metalworkers to hand-decorate metal items of their day. Items included armory, dinnerware and guns. These techniques advanced to printmaking by using metal plates to create original art. Rembrandt produced over 300 etchings, each one brilliantly translating his remarkable use of light, air and space. Etchings continued to be used by prominent artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Rouault. The intrigue of etching original art continues today.

Artist David Hunter is a master in etching high detail images into a zinc plate. You can meet David Hunter and discover the art of etching during his live demonstrations on September 4th through 7th, 2015 at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC. Witness how Hunter transforms his free-hand drawings from his etched zinc plates, into original finished works of art. Watch as he masterfully highlights and inks his original etched drawing, then hand presses the inked plate. Each beautiful piece is an original work of art. Visitors attending the free demonstrations will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Hunter about his craft and works of art. Hunter can dedicate his art to visitors during the show.

David Hunter is a native of Central Florida. He attended the University of South Florida and earned his M.A. in zoology illustrating his master’s thesis with detailed pen-and-ink drawings. He then became a research associate in the biology department at the University of Central Florida, and subsequently taught physical science. Hunter participated in art shows while teaching. Finally in 1978, Hunter took a year’s leave of absence and became a full-time artist, resigning his teaching post. He participates in art shows and competitions throughout the United States and has an impressive collection of awards and accolades.

Hunter’s original works of art appear today in galleries throughout North Carolina, the eastern United States, and in the permanent collection of the London Maritime Museum in England.

Seaside Art Gallery is family owned and operated, and is located in the Gallery Row Arts District in Nags Head, NC just steps away from the beach. It is the Outer Banks’ first art gallery and was established by the Smith family in 1961. Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest privately owned galleries in the Southeast. It is known for its expansive 12-roomfuls of original fine art featuring varying works of art including the 19th - 21st century masters, famed animation art by Disney, Warner Brothers & Hanna Barbera, locally and internationally known artists portraying varying genre and media, antiques, sculptures, estate jewelry, and collector items. The authenticity of the art is fully guaranteed.

Seaside Art Gallery hosts art shows year round. Once such show is the gallery’s renowned annual International Miniature Art Show, which is one of the largest miniature art shows in the nation. Seaside Art Gallery specializes in original works of art, not reproductions.

Seaside Art Gallery contact is Melanie Smith, Owner at (252) 441-5418 or (800) 828-2444 or email info(at)seasideart(dot)com, or visit the website at http://www.seasideart.com for viewing times and hours of operation and more information. Inquires are welcome. Seaside Art Gallery is located at 2716 Virginia Dare Trail, in Nags Head, NC

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