Holmes Beach – When it comes to local Anna Maria Island arts and culture the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island always has something fun, interesting, educational and beautifully artistic planned!
The April 4th (2016) meeting speaker was local vertical artist Richard Brasil who recently created a three piece mural in downtown Bradenton. The mural on the side of the Keeton’s Art Supplies building celebrates all of the Star Wars movies with it’s completion coinciding with the release date for the latest Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens”.
Eddie Rivera worked on the project with Richard Brasil both working on the job unpaid. This unpaid job has lead Brasil and Rivera to more paid work which will be the topic of discussion at the Guild Meeting.
The monthly Artists’ Guild meeting is held at 4408 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach with social time beginning at 6:30 and the meeting following at 7pm. All are welcome to this free event.
At the Artitsts’ Guild Gallery you’ll find works from local artists such as Kathy Sparks, Chris Collins and Joanne Wilhelm.
The Island’s original “Beach Chic” Kathy Sparks uses acrylics on canvas to create fabulous beached themed pieces. She recently self published her own children’s book “Ocean’s Tale”.
Joanne Wilhelm creates one of a kind crotched necklaces and bracelets with an emphasis on color, texture and pattern.
Photographer Chris Collins has been taking pictures for a long time, but has settled on digital photography. He does his own matting and creates custom frames to better curate his work.
Featured Student Artist
17 Year old Senior from Braden River High School Carlos Martinez was the featured student artist through April 2016. Carlos is a digital artist and displayed his piece “Pony at Play” on display in the gallery. Carlos has been accepted to attend the Ringling College of Art and Design. He hopes to pursue a career in computer animation in the film industry.
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