The 27th-annual celebration of art and culture gave exposure to local artisans.
When Kimberly Wallis named her business, she wanted to honor the small island from where her husband was from, and where they lived and worked as offshore bankers.
"We crushed our souls for awhile," the now Ormond Beach resident laughed," and then went the artistic way."
Wallis is the owner of La Soucique Studio, which means "timeless" in Guernsey patois, a derivation of French, Latin and English that is spoken on the island. Well, that's what it's supposed to mean.
"It means timeless, but the language is so fuzzy it could also mean marigold," Wallis said. "But they're both nice meanings and at least it isn't something obscene."
Wallis and her sea glass jewelry studio were among the many artists and crafters at the 27th-annual Starry, Starry Night gallery walk. Held Jan. 8, The Casements, The Ormond Beach Historical Society, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and the Ormond Beach Arts District all hosted artists and refreshments for participant along the walk.
Joseph Siudock spent quite some time admiring the "Malcom Fraser Collection," hanging in the Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum. Even though he taught for 31 years as a history teacher, he still loves learning from the past.
"I like the history stuff," he smiled as he took in the work donated in 1946 to found the museum, "and I love religious stuff."