Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens hosted an opening reception for its summer exhibit, “Imagination: Larger Than Life,” on Thursday, June 8. The exhibition features the whimsical art of storytelling according to several artists: Jeffery Kennedy, Mary Wentzel and the collective talent of MicheLee Puppets.
Jeffery Kennedy, a local Ormond Beach artist, creates mixed-media sculptures featuring animals and interactive elements. Mary Wentzel’s award-winning watercolor and ink illustrations have been exhibited around the state. MicheLee Puppets is a collaborative team that creates puppets to educate and empower through their productions. Nic Parks and Denise Lucich, of MicheLee Puppets, met with members of the public.
Over 200 visitors attended the opening reception, which was preceded by an artists’ talk. Guests enjoyed light refreshments and live Polynesian-style music from Otila “Hula” Massaro and Wes Balewski. The exhibition will be on display through Aug. 13.