by Patricia Frischer
Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert can be seen Jan 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com
Enter the Encinitas City Hall, turn left and right and ahead of you is a mirror cabinet filled with wonders. Ellen Speert has obviously had great fun gathering driftwood and shells, pearls and feathers, and a variety of found objects that have been joined together in what appears to be fetishes for an imaginary seaside culture. These charming works of art can be seen front and back because of the mirror but were a little hard to photograph for this report, so I strongly recommend you go and see them for yourself. And take a look at the price list which ranges from only $30 to about $200. Save the date of March 17 to find out more about Zora and her journey.