Nicholas Di Mona creates unusual wood sculptures from dead and fallen trees. The beauty and elegance of the knots, inclusions, grain and natural imperfections make the final product a one-of-a-king piece of art. Come meet the artist in person at the opening reception at 5 p.m. Friday, August 11 at the gallery. Admission is free.
Di Mona began carving when he was 10 years old, making objects from his grandfather’s wine grape boxes. His creations included realistic birds, animals and wood spirits from Basswood. Di Mona’s passion included a stint as a president of the Nature Coast Carving Club of Inverness, Fla. and the Hands On WoodTurners Club of Beverly Hills, Fla. Additionally, he has shared his craft with more than 200 students and demonstrated at the prestigious Florida Woodturning Symposium a number of times.
Gallery Hours: Monday 1:30-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call (843) 757-6586 or got to sobagallery.com.