|Elemental Fragment Series, Lucia Gomez Delgada-Bogota|
ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Artspace Studios and Gallery located on Anna Maria Island is preparing to celebrate its one year anniversary with Spirals Everywhere. Come and visit with friends, neighbors and artists during The Artists' Reception scheduled for Friday, March 22 from 5-7 p.m.
Local, national and international artists are participating in Artspace's Challenge to create works of art inspired by the Spiral. Spirals are found everywhere in nature. Pinecones, sunﬂowers, snails, sea creatures, water draining in the sink, hurricanes, the Guggenheim Museum, the same shape is maintained no matter how large or small it is. Artworks on exhibit represent artists from Anna Maria Island as well as around the United States and internationally from countries as far away as South Africa, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Croatia.
More than just an art opening, Artspace will be challenging visitors to participate in a community spiral drawing with the VMI Media Group, “Art in the Park” artists, John Suarez, Jameson Wilkins and Adam Worley. Additionally, island favorite, Cheeta, will be creating a spiral wave painting that will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.
|Triangles & Spirals by Willie Marlowe|
"The Hair team at Salon Salon on Pine: Beauty Boutique & Spa will be offering complimentary hair styling featuring spiral curls.
Shiny Fish Emporium is creating spiral surprises for guests. Relish Marketplace on Pine Avenue is preparing Spiral Snacks to be served along with champagne and desserts. Live music will be provided by Stephen Schermerhorn from Cats in the Basement and there will be door prizes to add to the fun.
Finally, The Dancing Crane Gallery in Bradenton's Village of the Arts is teaming up with us for a special, cross-promotional surprise.
Artspace is asking visitors to bring their smartphones along to the reception because there will be some special technical surprises with our QR code mini-show.
What is Artspace Anna Maria?
Artspace is a unique studio/gallery environment on Anna Maria Island, providing space encouraging artists to take risks and produce new work. All levels of artistic experience are welcome.
Visitors will see original works in various stages of completion. Resident Artists exhibit their work on a regular basis in the gallery as well in various shows nationwide. Studio Associates work on special projects inspired by their studio experiences. Visitors are always welcome.
A wide range of activities occur at the studio/gallery including demonstrations, art receptions, classes and workshops. A range of art supplies are available. The community is encouraged to participate in all gallery events, such as Artspace Challenges which draw local and international artists as well.
Located near the Anna Maria City Pier above the Anna Maria Post Office at 101 South Bay Blvd.
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