VIRTUAL Distinguished Speaker Series Studio Tour with Dave Dunn

Similar to rebel folk artist Stanley Papio, Dave Dunn recycles and repurposes metal components such as bike chains, tools, and scrap metal to create his sculptures of sea animals, critters, and imagined creatures. Join us for a virtual studio tour to learn more about artist Dave Dunn and his process for repurposing these everyday found objects into whimsical works of art.  About the Presenter: Dave Dunn is known for his ability to turn anything that lands at his feet or fingertips —bike chains, tools, bolts, steel plates—into primordial creatures. His last series, “Creatures of the Deep” has him repurposing hard metal castoffs into imaginative representations of the beings and beasts who rule the ocean depths. The Studios of Key West provided a January home for Dave’s creatures with an early January opening and Key West’s Salt Gallery houses a number of them in its garden through April. It’s no surprise that Dave’s creatures have a dramatic flair. Dave spent the summers of his childhood exploring the tide lines of the Chesepeake Bay, creating sculptures from driftwood and found objects. He went on to study theater, with a focus on prop design and studio art. His post-graduate work in metal fabrication and welding sealed the deal, and the creatures have been crawling, slithering and swimming out of his Maryland studio ever since. For more information about Dave’s work visit

Start Time: 4:00 PM

End Time: 5:00 PM

Start Date: 04-08-2021

End Date: 04-08-2021