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First Friday Gallery Walk features turtle art

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Turtle lovers won’t want to miss the upcoming First Friday Gallery Walk on Aug. 3 at Franklin Square Gallery.
Turtles will be front and center. While the little critters are hatching up and down the beaches, painters and potters of Franklin Square Gallery have hatched a collection of works featuring sea turtles.
Downtown Southport’s First Friday Gallery Walk takes place from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to stroll through several downtown venues that evening.
In addition, the gallery will display a turtle totem pole made by students of the Firehouse Pottery Studio in Southport.
Members of the Turtle Watch program on Oak Island and Caswell Beach will be on hand to answer questions and talk about turtles. Before visitors enter the gallery, they will be greeted by Randy Gallagher and his Sulcata tortoises. Some of Gallagher’s tortoises are big enough for children to ride, weighing up to 250 pounds.
For more information, call 457-5450 or visit www.franklinsquaregallery.com.