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ez FRIDAY, DECEUBER 3- UONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT cape Gazette Lewes space used to create, display art By Henry J. Evans Jr. prints produced from original work. Abraxas said he likes being able to offer something new Local artist Abraxas has a new around Christmas. He said this home in downtown Lewes. An year's piece is a scenic sunset open house was held Saturday, over the jetty in Cape Henlopen Nov. 27 at the studio/gallery on State Park. Second Street, which he said puts He's also featuring several pen- him and his artwork where there cil sketches including one of are more potential buyers. Cape Henlopen State Park that Abraxas said he sends invita- will be on the cover of the Lewes tions to fine art collectors for the Visitors' Guide next summer. annual holiday studio tour. "I let Abraxas said most Of his paint- them know what I've been up to ings begifi as a pencil sketch that and which pieces I'll be releasing he paints on top of. the holiday shopping season, .... Sometimes I'll take the pencil he said. sketch to completion as its own The open house has become a piece of art," he said. tradition over the past seven Abraxas said the Second Street urday after Thanksgiving. "It sort of kick-starts the holi- day season," he said. Abraxas' subject matter in- cludes portraits, seascapes, land- scapes, florals, sketches and years. The event is held the Sat- location has significantly more foot traffic than his first studio/gallery in Milton, which he's phasing out. "Many of my images are of Lewes and the sur- rounding area, so it makes sense to be here. This is my new home," he said. Abraxas sold his first piece when he was 14 year old. Now, some 20 years later, collectors around the world buy his art- work. The studio/gallery also sells a selection of high-quality gear Abraxas uses in the field There are ultra bright flashlights, pock- etknives, notebooks an emer- gency thermal blanket, camping stoves and various other items. HENRYJ. EVANSJR. PHOTOS OWNERS OF ABRAXAS ARTWORK Joe and Lucille Sharman of Milton visited the artist's gallery/studio during the annual open house. Abraxas said the downtown Lewes location puts his work where more people see it. Menu. Same Live Acoustic Guitar with Phil 302-227-2444 to reserve