Chris Stephens

Guest Artist - Mixed Media

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Chris Stephens retired from a 50-year career as an advocate, case worker, program developer and executive working on behalf of people recovering from potentially handicapping circumstances. He turned his interests in beach combing, recycling, and fighting plastic pollution into “outsider art”. His “Free Spirits” are friendly smiling faces constructed from beach trash. The colors, variety of found materials, and unconventional hair make these hangings visual reminders of how different we all are and yet we share the same earth and oceans.