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    Channel Islands Maritime Museum Receives Generous Gift of Four Pacific Ocean Sea Glass Portraits




    Channel Islands Maritime Museum Receives Generous Gift

    of Four Pacific Ocean Sea Glass Portraits


    Oxnard, CA: The Channel Islands Maritime Museum (CIMM) is thrilled to announce the gift of four exquisite and unique Pacific Ocean sea glass portraits to the Museum. The portraits will be featured in the natural science/whale hallway exhibition area of CIMM. The natural science/whale area features prominently in Museum tours and the Museum’s educational programming for local students.

    The artworks were generously gifted to CIMM by Dr. Jack Sierad, the artist behind the unique pieces. Each piece of art is created from 100% Pacific Ocean hand-caught sea glass. All glass has been picked by Dr. Sierad and by many contributors to his artistic ventures. Each picture averages approximately one month’s worth of collecting on the beautiful sand beaches of the California coast and utilizes approximately four to five thousand pieces of sea glass in each picture. Each artwork takes up to four weeks to create.

    “We were so very grateful for and deeply appreciative of this wonderful gift from Dr. Sierad,” says CIMM Executive Director Adri Howe. “As an art museum, we are always seeking out new creative perspectives to share with our guests, and these beautiful pieces absolutely expand those perspectives in a joyful and nature-filled way. We are so happy that Dr. Sierad felt that the Channel Islands Maritime Museum was the perfect new home for his art. CIMM is very happy to be that home!”

    The sea glass art pieces are now on permanent exhibit at CIMM.

    About the Channel Islands Maritime Museum: Founded in 1991 and located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, the Museum’s galleries feature rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. The Museum is currently open Thursday-Monday from 12 pm to 4 pm.

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