October 5th, 2019. An evening to Awaken the Senses. We had a fantastic event at Webb City Cellars, the new aging house and event space at Green Bench Brewing. We exhibited Edin Gutierrez' cigar inspired paintings. We were also joined by Green Bench Brewery, who offered an Irish Coffee Been Stout, Coffee Pot Bayou, that paired nicely with the cigars. Alfredo from Espinosa Cigars came from South Florida to represent the special selection of cigars, and Dee from Fusion Cigar Lounge in Clearwater made available a wonderful variety of cigars throughout the evening.
We were also accompanied by Claudine Bijou, who sang Spanish ballads that complimented the evening's theme.
We thank all attendees who made the evening extra special, including guests from out of town.
Some pieces have new homes in the area and others across the country.
We invite you to view the cigar collection on our site, visit Green Bench Brewery downtown St. Petersburg, and Fusion Cigar Lounge in Clearwater.
Stay tuned for other events in the near future.
We invite you to visit the following link to watch a video of our Plein Air Artist Helen Tilston. Helen shares a painting and memories of her home by the ocean in Ireland. Enjoy!
We are excited that Rafael E. Cuza, Cuban Artist, has joined our online gallery. Rafael's creations are influenced by internationally recognized Cuban artist Wilfredo Lam, and he uses Taino Indian and Aboriginal Deities in his paintings. Rafael is a master working with mixed media, such as bones, wood, etc. Here are some examples of his work at exhibitions in Holguin, Cuba.
The place to be Saturday, March 23 at 12 noon, is in Tampa, Florida at the AMC Cinema Ybor City. "Save our Cottages Artists with a Cause" documentary by Emmy Award documentary film makers Lynn Marvin Dingfelder and Larry Wiezycki, has been selected by Gasparilla Film Festival. Limited tickets at https://saveourcottagesdoc.org/giff. Image below shows Mary Rose Holmes, Violetta Chandler and Helen Tilston painting at Indian Rocks Beach.
Cat Clausen recently joined our family of artists at EncantoArt.com. We are happy to share with you some of Cat's Lincoln paintings that have been showcased in a number of notable locations, and private collections.