Sam Ekwurtzel

Sam Ekwurtzel: "On the Beach" comes to Real Art Ways. (Courtesy Real Art Ways / May 20, 2013)

New London artist Sam Ekwurtzel blurs the lines between sculpture and seafaring with On the Beach, an exhibit appearing at Real Art Ways until mid-August. Ekwurtzel's large-scale designs (that's one pictured above), made out of native white pine, brownstone, cast iron and concrete shaped with some home-made and crude equipment, were inspired by his adventures in boat-building, engineering and navigation. His sculptures have appeared in galleries in NYC, Richmond, Va. and Louisville, Ky.

Sam Ekwurtzel: On the Beach

ends Aug. 11, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006,