Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Art creativity alive and well at Palm-Aire

Painting on silk. (provided photo)
Heather Smith and Nan Miller doing watercolor. (provided photo)

The Palm-Aire Art Association, now in its 30th anniversary year, is making plans for its annual art show.

The show, set for April 1-7, is open to the public, and free at the Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way.

Recently, the association hosted an art fair featuring local artists, sponsored by Keeton’s Art Supplies of Bradenton.

It was attended by more than 70 people interested in art, perhaps thinking of learning a new hobby. 

The crowd watched a presentation by the well-known watercolorist Anne Abgott. Other artist presenters were Patsy Monk, Zentangle;  Linda Lucas, expressive painting on silk; Jerome Chesley, stamping and watercolor pencils; and Sue Lynn Cotton, beginners watercolors.

The workshops included all levels of art skills. Many taking the Zentangle workshop for the first time watched at how quickly circles turned into  flowers, lines, curves and zig-zags, forming creative designs.

Others were absorbed in painting on silk, making a vibrant Dahlia flower bloom on a square of white silk.

The proceeds will benefit the Ruth Levin Scholarship awarded to a local Ringling College student at the end of the season.

For more, visit  http://artpalmaire.webs.com 

Jerome Chesley's class concentrating on stamps and watercolor. (provided photo)

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