Carrie Bennett is an artist and art teacher to grades k-8 from Lighthouse Point, Florida. Her passion is creating & teaching art from a place of inspiration and vision to impact her region with the beauty and power of art.
The 2018 Chalk Lit festival is coming to you this January at the Broward County Library downtown Fort Lauderdale. This free 1-day festival celebrates literature through dozens of 2D & 3D chalk murals covering the north square of the Main Library.
To apply as a chalk artist click here: Artist Application
The theme is *literature* and you may choose to work 4×6′, 5×5′ or 6×6′. SPACES WILL BE LIMITED!
Visit Chalk Lit Fest Linkhttp://www.broward.org/Arts/PublicArt/Pages/Chalk-Lit.aspx for details.
My latest painting for Lighthouse Point City Hall titled “High Beacon” is a homage to the beautiful Hillsboro Lighthouse, located in the town of Hillsboro Beach across the inlet. Built in Michigan and transported to our east coast, the famous fresnel lens is one of the most powerful in the world.
Nicknamed “Big Diamond”, this lighthouse symbolizes the beauty & light our region releases to its local community & its visitors. It is my honor to be apart of this town & contribute to its visual history.
We are getting ready to create our traveling bottle cap mural “Catch the Wave” for this summer’s recycled community art initiative! Hola Mundo Beach campers will join together to attach plastic bottle caps onto wood panels, forming a long interconnected wave mosaic. We will drill the caps into place right on the beach & install in 2 cities starting this summer! Stay tuned for more…
My pastel piece “Facets of Freedom” has been selected by the City of Coral Springs to be wrapped around traffic utility boxes around the city for a public art install! The piece will be printed and vinyl wrapped along Sample and Coral Springs Drive next month. This original portrait was created for the Pompano art exhibit “Loosed” inside Blooming Bean Cafe at BaCA last April and represents seeing the world and its potential for beauty with refined vision and hope. It is my delight to add my touch of color and light to the beautiful and vibrant town of Coral Springs.
April 5th, from 5-8pm we welcome the exhibit “Loosed” to Bailey Contemporary Arts in the Blooming Bean Cafe. 4 artists & 17 students will display artwork exhibiting freedom and release onto the walls of this beautiful gallery space in Pompano Beach. Exhibit runs April 1-28, 2017.
The January issue of Deerfield Beach Magazine features my chalk mural recreation of local artist Art Pellenberg’s work. I had fun recreating this 8×11 foot chalk scene to promote the upcoming 37th Annual Deerfield Beach Art Festival Jan. 27-28! Here are a few end shots… >
January 21st, 2017 Pompano Beach hosted its annual Nautical Flea market along with the city of Lighthouse Point. I created a large scale 13×13′ angel fish on Saturday using chalk pastel directly onto the pavement. After priming the street with watered down tempera paint, I filled the fish with brightly colored patterns, using both my hands (yes ouch) & sponges. After a substantial water spill, I was able to fully complete my fishy guy. I had a great time interacting with my community & meeting new faces! Stay tuned for future chalk events…
The newest pop up gallery at Pompano Citi Center hosted another exhibit for local south florida artists this month called #evoke. Featured is my 4 x 8 foot chalk panel titled “Union” created live at Magnetic’s previous event last spring, “Art Pop”.
Chill Lounge Ft. Lauderdale was a great success last night! Huizenga Plaza was filled with outdoor lounges, entertainment & live art Saturday night, April 9th. I created a live chalk piece on canvas from 6-9pm while the party took place.