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Semegran/Platt Exhibit


sunflowers by Adelle Platt

curly vessels by Barry Semegran


The Dolphin Gallery will be featuring woodworking artist Barry Semegran and pastel artist Adelle Platt as co-exhibitors for the month of August. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, August 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This show runs from August 4th through August 29th.


Adelle’s pastel work is diverse in subject matter with a focus on her love of nature. She uses the bold colors of the soft pastel to communicate the beauty and magic of the North Coast.

Adelle states - "My personal journey this past year has been to capture on paper the beauty and magic of where we live. Often it is the details and complexity of the forms in nature that capture my interest, other times it is just the overwhelming beauty of the coast."

Adelle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sonoma State University with an emphasis in oil painting and a Master of Arts, Interior Design from Mount Vernon College/George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Prior to moving to The Sea Ranch, Adelle was the owner of Adelle Platt Interiors, a hospitality design firm in the Bay Area. Her design work can be seen in such hotels as the St. Francis Hotel on Union Square in San Francisco and the Westin Crown Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Since moving to Sea Ranch in the fall of 2004, her work has been shown in various shows at Gualala Arts including the juried show, Wet Paint, The Best of 2004, the 44th Annual Art in the Redwoods and at The Sea Ranch Lodge in 2007. She is a member of the North Coast Artist’s Guild and the Pastel Society of the West Coast.


Barry divides his woodworking time between commissions for clients and in creating one-of-a-kind pieces for exhibits. Barry states that he gets a great deal of satisfaction from the creation of a piece of furniture that meets his client’s specifications and expectations, but also enjoys creating unique items from his own imagination. He has shown his work at the Gualala Arts Center, the Dolphin Gallery, and in the Art in the Redwoods Annual shows and has had great success selling his furniture pieces and accessories.

Barry’s objective for this show is to present unique wood items that can add a touch of artistic beauty to areas of the home in addition to the walls. He and Adelle have collaborated on a wine cabinet for this exhibit which has a mural painted on the inside of the doors. To preview more of Barry’s work, please refer to his web site at

Barry’s academic background is in the study of Philosophy with an emphasis in Ancient Greek Philosophy. He earned a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and pursued post graduate work in Philosophy and Classics at Emory University in Atlanta. He taught himself the basics of woodworking by manufacturing wooden beehives made from cypress and selling them locally around Atlanta and throughout the country by mail order. Working with bees for many years has helped him appreciate the beauty and interrelationship of all things as he made the transition from beehive maker to furniture maker.


circles of sunshine

build season upon season

rings of the tree

-barry semegran