“Original,” the first oyster sculpture in a series that will compose the Oyster Trail along the Eastern Shore, was unveiled at the Original Oyster House in Mobile, Ala., on Wednesday, 12 February 2014. “Original” was painted by Nancy Raia, the Chair of the Academy’s Art Committee and the Community Outreach Director for the Eastern Shore Art Center. Joe Roszkowski and David Dekle, co-owners of the Original Oyster House, sponsored the Oyster Trail Sculpture, which helps sustain oyster reefs. Pictured from left are Joe Roszkowski, Nancy Raia, David Dekle, and co-coordinators of the Oyster Trail P.J Waters and Marie Dyson.
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