An Evening with Nick and Shelly Steck Reale
WHERE: Woodturning Studio of Nick Reale and Ceramic Studio of Shelly Steck Reale,
Salt Creek Arts Studios Gallery, 1499 Beach Drive SE, St. Petersburg
WHEN: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm
WHAT: Learn about the art of Woodturning from artist Nick Reale.
Observe the process of creating ceramic sculpture from artist Shelly SteckReale.
MAX CAPACITY: 20 people with masks and social distancing
Nick Reale served as a Pinellas Park Firefighter for 30 years, retiring in 2012 and embarking on an artistic career in Woodturning. He creates beautiful furniture, bowls, and home goods using only local wood from Pinellas County. Many of his works are beloved downed trees from residents that want to somehow preserve the memory of the tree in a piece for their home. His first project was a birdhouse that his wife, Shelly, asked him to make. He liked it so much that he built another one. Things kept rolling from there and now he has his own studio at 1499 Beach Drive SE.
Shelly Steck Reale graduated with a degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude). After graduation she had a head full of creative purpose. As a result, her ceramic sculptures, photography, and writings reflect the unique quality of what it is to be human in an absurd world. She strives to influence the viewer to examine the world around them in a different and unique way. Shelly believes visual arts open up the audience to a whole new world where words fall short.
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