Island of the Gods

Inspired by the Indonesian island of Bali, this collection of hand painted silk consists of paintings influenced by wood and stone carvings of ancient gods and deities commonly found as characters in Balinese traditional dances and adorning the various temples of Bali. Artist Nico Gozal uses the application of vibrant Senellier Fabric Dyes, combined with a French Bas Relief technique to create unique three dimensional art now on display at the Gertrude Herbert Institue of Art.

Listed on the National Register, the grand is considered one of the finest examples of Federal architecture. The Institute remains the only non-profit contemporary gallery and visual arts school in the region, offering a rich calendar of nearly 30 exhibitions by regional and national artists.  Today the structure's architectural features shine much as they did in the 1800s, displaying the artisanship of a bygone era in contrast to contemporary artwork.