From July 7 – July 16, world-renowned cork artist Scott Gundersen will bring winemaker Dave Collins’ image to life using 14,000 – 16,000 corks. Gundersen will create the 8ft x 8ft piece of art onsite and you’re invited to watch him work.
Gundersen’s art has graced the halls of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. headquarters in Atlanta and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum in San Francisco. He’s even created portraits of the King and Queen of Spain.
“Every cork tells a story,” says Gundersen. “Sitting in the studio, sifting through boxes of corks, I start thinking about the origin of the cork, the drinking of the wine. I have this moment musing about what happened the night that wine was shared among friends. Where did the cork come from? Portugal? Spain? Who harvested it?” Gundersen believes each cork is unique, though he hopes his art is greater than the sum of its parts.
Stop by during our open hours, Thursday – Monday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and Fridays until 9:00 pm, to take a peek at the progress. No charge; it’s a free event.