Friday, January 22, 2016

Art Auction

It is almost time for another Ocracoke Preservation Society Art Auction. This coming Saturday, January 23, from 5 to 7 pm, numerous original works of art by Ocracoke Island residents, friends, and visitors will be on display at the museum, and available to be auctioned. This is a silent auction, and bids start at $10. You can view photos of the offerings and read information about on-line bidding here).

Their are many items to choose from. The following three examples were created by Nancy Carlson (top), Bob Ray (middle), and Nancy Hicks (bottom):





















For detailed information and to see the art work please go to to the OPS Facebook Page.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about islanders who worked on the water, and lost their lives at sea. You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012116.htm.

7 comments:

  1. Julie S.8:19 AM

    Just wondering how Cousin Blanche fares? Have you thought about writing a history utilizing her vast knowledge? You and she could co-write it!

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    1. Julie, Blanche was quite frail when I visited her two weeks ago. I know she's not up for writing a history, but over the years she has provided me with copious amounts of island history and stories that I routinely use in this blog, in our Ocracoke Newsletters, and in my two books (Digging up Uncle Evans and Howard Street Hauntings). I am planning to visit her again this Sunday if the weather lets me get off the island.

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    2. Julie S.3:57 PM

      I throughly enjoyed "Uncle Evans" - I'm sure Blanche contributed! I hope you will find her in improved health when you visit!

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  2. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Philip, I am sitting here in Greensboro waiting for it to snow. This plasce was in a panic yesterday, all the grocery stores,gas stations etc...so far it's snowed 3/4"! Where is the snow? ANYWAY, I am online killing time. I looked at the Ocracoke Harbor Inn camera when a small child wondered onto the pier by herself. I have a question...with all the kids living on the island and being around the water all the time have any children actually drown by accident. I don't mean summer beach visitor accidents but just local kids? I can't recall ever hearing about any doing so. I know this is not a fun subject but I am curious. I am sure it is driven into the heads of local kids to respect the water. Thanks.

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    1. There was a drowning about 50 years ago (??) in the harbor, but that was a visitor (or maybe a Coast Guardsman ??). I really can't remember the details, but I can't think of any others.

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  3. Anonymous12:12 AM

    Philip: Per a previous post of yours here, I dropped a line to Cousin Blanche a week or so ago. If you see her Sunday, please relay that good thoughts and best wishes for her well-being continue. Thanks, as always.

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    1. Thank you. Will do (unless the ferries aren't running because of high wind).

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