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CASA Art Studios and Kathleen Dennison

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United Arts Council of Collier

953 4th Avenue North

Naples, FL 34102

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Cynthia & Steve Adams will be exhibiting their phenomenal abstract paintings alongside Kathleen Dennison's enchanting jewelry in the UAC Gallery from November 1-December 20, 2018. Visit this amazing exhibit!

CYNTHIA & STEVE ADAMS
Cynthia and Steve Adams moved to Naples, FL from Atlanta, GA in 1997. Inspired by the climate and natural beauty of the area, their work has evolved into colorful, abstract mixed-media paintings that inspire and energize any interior space.
As abstract painters, a blank canvas is the start of an exciting journey with an unknown outcome. Marks using oil pastels begin the process, with layers of acrylic to follow. Alcohols and ink may be applied next to add depth, shape and texture. Final touches are deliberately placed until achieving that balance of active and quiet areas, energetic color and meandering line. The uncertainty of the outcome keeps the desire and motivation to paint fresh and inspiring every day they show up at their studio. When their finished creations invite viewers to linger for awhile in a state of contemplation they know they have achieved their goal.
On weekdays you will find them in their studio, working on multiple pieces at a time, exotic world music playing in the background. The fall and winter seasons in Florida find them active on the art show scene, and they travel throughout the state on weekends, participating in fine art festivals. Several times a year they also head to northern Virginia, another favorite place to exhibit.
In addition to painting they are also actively involved with teaching to a few local organizations such as The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled, PACE Center for Girls, and at a senior community services center through the United Arts Council. One of their greatest joys comes from helping others to push that creative "envelope" and not be afraid to get some paint on their hands (and clothes, and hair, and shoes!)
Check the "Calendar of Events" section found on the navigation bar to learn more about upcoming events and where you can find them! And the accuracy of that is based on whether Cynthia has gotten around to updating their schedule. Just sayin'....
They welcome you to drop by casa|art|studio located in the Naples Art District anytime to see their gallery and fine art works in progress. Their hours are irregular because, after all, they are artists! Generally though you'll have a good chance of finding them there most weekdays between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you want to be sure though, just call!

casa|art|studio
www.CasaArtStudio.com
5850 Shirley Street, #104
Naples, FL 34109
239.289.5070



KATHLEEN DENNISON

Kathleen Dennison was born in NYC. Her parents represented artists and musicians in their business and she learned an appreciation of all kinds of art from this early exposure.
Kathleen’s career as an award winning metalsmith began after becoming friends with Ruth S. Roach, one of the shining stars of the American Modern Jewelry movement. Ruth became her teacher and mentor in a special friendship that endured for the last eight years of Ruth’s life. Kathleen met Ruth after she and her husband Robert M. Dennison, relocated their retail shop from Maine to Naples, Fl in the early 1970s, moving next door to Ruth’s art gallery.
Further studies followed with metalsmiths Arline Fisch , Eleanor Moty and Deb Stoner, at Haystack in Maine and Penland in North Carolina.
Kathleen credits two workshops with renowned metal smith, Arline Fisch as career altering. This was where she learned that pleating, sewing and weaving precious metal was possible.
Recent workshops in glass bead making and electroforming with Kate Fowle Meleny, have added yet another new facet to her work.
With torch, hammers, pliers, and precious metals Kathleen fabricates each piece of her jewelry by hand in the studio she shares with Robert, who is also a metalsmith.
“I work to create pieces that are well constructed, original in design and lacking in commercialism. I find inspiration from all aspects of my life, from the materials themselves and the physical process of creating each piece. I believe people value the individualism and craftsmanship of handmade art jewelry.”

P.O. Box 885 Naples, Florida 34102

Recognitions:

Niche Award Finalist
1000 Glass Beads Published by Lark Books/ 2 pieces
Award of Excellence Florida Craftsmen’s CraftArt
Best in Show-3D Polk Museum’s Mayfaire Art Show
Permanent Collection Florida Craftsmen
Honorable Mention International Pearl Design Contest
Award of Excellence in Sculpture Founder’s Juried Awards/ Von Liebig Art Center
www.KathleenDennison.com

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