The Downtown Artists Cooperative will present “Delights of Winter,” an art exhibit by Claus “Dutch’ Mann and Heiki Sichteman, at the DAC Gallery as part of the First Thursday ArtWalk to be held January 2 from 5-8 p.m. The DAC Gallery is located at 96 Franklin Street.
Both artists are originally from Germany. For this exhibit, Heike was inspired by “the European palaces built in the Baroque style. The opulence and splendor in gold and vivid colors one would see in the interior, (this) is what I tried to recreate in my jewelry reminiscent of what the ladies would wear for a lavish Winter Ball.“
The exhibit features hand-made jewelry and photography by Heike and intricate, wood carvings by Dutch Mann. Dutch’s wood carvings offer a wonderful compliment to Hieke’s exquisite jewelry. His work for this show includes low-relief wood carvings of woodland nature scenes, colored with paints. Dutch is Veteran of World War II and the Korean War.