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2017 Nautical Flea Market in Pompano Beach

Nautical Flea Market
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…
January 21st, 2017
Carrie Bennett Art

Chalking away

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Chill Lounge

Chill Lounge Ft. Lauderdale 2016

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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.
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Duende 2015

The Broward 100 event “Duende” celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Broward County October 2-3D downtown Ft. Lauderdale. I brought along 2 talented street painters to create pavement art paying homage to the arts in Broward County.
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ChildNet mural May 2015

ArtServe in the Sun Sentinel

ArtServe Mural

August 6th, 2015

The Giving Tree mural completed this past May for the newly relocated ChildNet offices made a feature in the Sun Sentinel newspaper this morning. The murals, based on classic children’s books were designed to create an atmosphere of safety and comfort for the kids brought through this non-profit child welfare system. The four Artserve artists brought in include myself, Jane Casoria, Nadine Floyd, and Lori Pratico.

http://www.flchildren.org/news-media/latest-news/1040-bb-t-lighthouse-project-volunteers-design-and-paint-murals-for-children-in-foster-care

Jaye Abbate & Carrie Bennett

Jaye Abbate & Carrie Bennett


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Chalkfest

City Art Projects!

FALL EVENT CALENDAR!

CHALK FEST 2014

October 10-12th was Marietta, Georgia’s 4th annual Chalk Fest, a beautiful street painting festival featuring many talented chalk artists from around the country.

Marietta

Chalkfest 2014

Chalkfest

BROWARD 100 Kick-off Party
On October 16th, 2014 downtown Fort Lauderdale  hosted the kick-off party for the Broward 100 Project-a centenniel celebration honoring the history of our region through the performance & visual arts! I created chalk mural with ArtServe, Ft. Lauderdale from 5-8pm on Las Olas Blvd across from the Museum of Art near the FAU campus.  http://www.southflorida.com/theater-and-arts/sf-lauderdale-broward-100-block-party-20141015,0,2105088.story

Broward 100

http://www.broward.org/broward100/Pages/default.aspx

BROWARD 100

Color the City Lighthouse Point 
On October 19th, 2014 the Lighthouse Point Cultural Arts committee held our first “Color the City” fence weaving event, beautifying the city through public art workshops. I directed this one day collaboration with kids ages 7-14 in weaving vinyl strips of color into public park fences to beautify our local park! It was a unique, fun family event for the community to enjoy-just in time for the November 1st concert in the park event!

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 Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-off 2014
November 8th, 2014 is the Gridiron Grill-Off Event at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre. A food, wine & tailgate festival presented by the Taste of the NFL featuring music, celebrity chefs & entertainment throughout the day. What does this have to do with art? I was asked along with a few other local artists to paint a Jack Daniels statue to auction off for charity. Proceeds of the purchased statues benefit John Offerdahl’s Hand Off Foundation, Feeding the Needs of Kids in Crisis.

Gridiron Grill-Off

From the 2013 artist auction for charity

http://gridirongriller.com/home/

BaCA Limelight Event Novemeber 19th

Wednesday evening, Nov 19th Old Pompanos newly renovated art space BACA will hold its monthly art exhibit. I will be creating & directing a large chalk mural collaboration with several of my art students from 4:00 onward! Come out and see some live art while enjoying music, food & entertainment in Pompano’s new revitalized art spot :)

bacapompano.org

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ArtServe Exhibit “InSIDE/Out” May 15th, 2014

ArtServe Fort Lauderdale hosted an “Art as Healing Therapy” exhibit Thursday evening to showcase art as a medium of healing in the community.  It was a successful event showcasing 2 & 3D media, including my entry below, “Lead Me Into Spring”, acrylic on canvas.

ArtServe

ArtServe

Lead Me Into Spring

Inside Out