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Silhouette Artist Clay Rice Showcased at Windhorse Gallery Grand Opening

Windhorse Gallery & Marketplace opens June 15th in Port Royal, SC, showcasing Clay Rice's silhouette art and works by local and national artists. Enjoy food, live music, and unique crafts.

Windhorse Gallery & Marketplace is set to open its doors for the very first time on Saturday, June 15th, and will be showcasing 10 new original works by internationally renowned artist Clay Rice, along with a selection of works by other local and national artists. Nestled in the heart of Port Royal, SC, Windhorse is poised to become the ultimate destination for art enthusiasts, wine connoisseurs, and lovers of fine craftsmanship.

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The Grand Opening will begin with a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony by the Town of Port Royal at 11 am, followed by a celebratory event from 11 am to 2 pm. In addition to the gallery show, visitors can enjoy tasty treats from the Lowcountry Lobster Food Truck and lively entertainment by Debbie and the Boys of Summer, with special performances by the singing duo Velma Polk & Penny Smith.

Acclaimed silhouette artist and children's author Clay Rice, recognized in Garden and Gun magazine's "50 Reasons We Love the South Now" brings his unique perspective on art and nature into every piece he creates. Rice, whose work is deeply rooted in his family heritage and personal experiences, draws inspiration from an intimate understanding of wildlife and landscapes gained through extensive field studies.

Clay Rice has long excelled in capturing the delicate details of his subjects, whether they are children posed in a studio or animals observed in their natural habitats. His approach to silhouette art is influenced by his family's tradition, especially his grandfather, who was an adept outdoorsman and a renowned silhouette artist. This profound connection to nature is a cornerstone of Rice's work, as he meticulously studies the features of his subjects, from the scales of a fish to the graceful wings of stingrays, ensuring each silhouette is a true representation of its essence.

On a scuba diving trip in Grand Cayman, Rice had the opportunity to study southern stingrays up close. Rice says, "Their beautiful yellow eyes and graceful movements are now etched in memory, ready to be transformed into silhouettes that capture not just their form but the spirit of these magnificent creatures."

Rice's dedication to realism and personality is evident in every piece of art he produces. His focus goes beyond mere accuracy; he strives to convey the emotions and character of his subjects. This meticulous attention to detail is what sets his work apart and has made his silhouette profiles highly sought after by collectors and families alike.

Clay Rice’s work, featured in publications such as Southern Living and Country Living, continues to attract attention with its unique blend of traditional silhouette artistry and vivid storytelling. His work caught the eye of Katy Perrin, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Perrin Woodworking, and she knew that she wanted Clay's work for the grand opening of Windhorse Gallery & Marketplace.

Katy shared her enthusiasm for the project, stating, "Windhorse Gallery & Marketplace is the culmination of a passion for craftsmanship, art, and community. Windhorse Gallery & Marketplace is a space where custom furniture, coastal-inspired but far from ordinary works by local & national artists, a thoughtful selection of small-production/natural wines, the best artisan & farmstead cheeses, specialty products, and a collection of furnishings by Four Hands and Fibreworks converge to inspire the mind and transport the palate."

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Contact Info:
Name: Clay Rice
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Organization: Clay Rice Galleries
Address: 9057 Wiggins Road, Green Pond, SC 29446, United States
Phone: +1-843-697-4353

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Release ID: 89132405

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