Author Archives: Carrie Bennett

About Carrie Bennett

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.

Norton Museum Women’s Walk

On Saturday, March 7th The Norton Museum in West Palm is hosting a Women’s Walk tour to honor great female artists throughout history. I will be chalking a portrait of sculptor Eva Hesse from 9:00-3:00pm on Cranesnest Way, along the south side of the campus.

https://www.norton.org/events/womens-walk-community-day-03-07-2020

 

 

Art Lit 2020

Broward Arts Calendar https://www.artscalendar.com/artlit-2020/

Art Lit 2020, collaboration of arts and literature hosted by Broward County Libraries and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center was a great success this month. 25 chalk artists joined live painters, virtual reality artists, and more at this 3rd annual community event on Saturday, January 11th. I was happy to continue the role of chalk artist coordinator in helping to bring the art of live street painting to the City of Pompano Beach.

Erik Greenawalt, Pittsburgh PA

Jeff Pilkinton, Fort Wayne IN

Zach Herndon, Atlanta GA
Jessi Queen, Atlanta GA
Lester Mendoza, West Palm Beach FL
Beth Shistle, DeLand FL
Community Chalk Wall. (photo by Elsie Fuller)

Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society Gala 2019

I will be chalking another sidewalk mural for this year’s annual “Magic in the Moonlight” Gala at the Hillsboro Club for the 2nd year in a row. Guests may enjoy dinner under the starts, a silent auction, and a climb to the top of the lighthouse with live music and hors d’oeuvres…

Friday, March 22nd 6:30-11:00pm

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse 907 Hillsboro Mile

Parking 270 North A1A

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hillsboro-lighthouse-magic-in-the-moonlight-fundraising-gala-tickets-50232418516

Art Lit 1/19 12-5pm

The Broward County libraries and City of Pompano Beach welcome the community to “Art Lit”, a literary chalk festival merging live chalk art with the love of reading! The new Pompano Cultural Center is hosting this free family friendly event, which will include food trucks, community chalk art, live VR demos, and the Florida Panthers prize wheel and interactive video game station! Live painting will take place 6-9pm for a friendly art battle where viewers may bid to win their favorite painting!

WHERE: 50 W Atlantic Blvd Pompano Beach 33060

PARKING: Near 1st Baptist Church across street OR Uber from Spanx the Hog BBQ 147 S Cypress Rd

Florida Panthers Mural at BB&T Center

This October I completed my second Florida Panthers Mural on the upper level of the BB&T Center in Sunrise FL.
It has been a great experience partnering with Browards only professional sports team organization to bring powerful marketing through art.
More to come this season!

LAND + SEA student art Exhibit

Join us for our opening reception at the historic Sample McDougald House Friday, September 14th at 6:30pm to view this stunning student art exhibit! Students from across Broward County are joining forces to showcase artwork focused on the beauty of our land and water. Featured works include photography, sculpture, painting and recycled art creations focused on raising awareness of plastic waste on our coastlines. A percentage of all art sales benefit this beautiful historic museum so come purchase a work of art to take with you! Tickets at the door or online www.samplemcdougald.org

Florida Panthers Mural

The underpass at Riverwalk Garage Downtown Ft. Lauderdale just got spruced up with a Florida Panthers themed mural at 150 SE 2nd Street. In just 4 days we scaled this 20 x 34 foot wall on this busy street to help market Broward County’s amazing hockey team. More to come!

Riverwalk Murals & More

I was recently commissioned to spruce up Riverwalk Garage at 150 SE 2nd St downtown Ft Lauderdale this summer with some colorful artwork. Partnering with artist John May, I covered 2 adjoining walls (& ceilings) with colorful stained glass-like fragments of colorful fragments overlapped by origami birds in flight.

As summer winds down, I am preparing to gather some talented Broward teen artists for a September art show “Land + Sea” at Pompano’s historic Sample-McDougald House. Students from St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Coleman School, Cardinal Gibbons and American Heritage will join forces to display works showing the beauty of our land and sea. Opening reception September 15th, 2018.

Free Our Seas Festival

The City of Hollywood hosted a beautiful environmental art festival at the Marine Environmental Education Center right on the beach last Saturday, April 21st. Showcasing local artists, vendors and trash to art projects, the community came out and showed their support by cleaning the beach, planting new sea oats, and raising awareness. Here is the chalk mural I created from 12-5pm next to other installation artists and sculptors.

Art Pop! Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Art Pop Video by Kairos Creative Film and Paint
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PBCC Exhibit

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March 8 – 7:30pm-10:00pm
ArtPOP! Celebrates Phenomenal Women
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Hosts Free Night of Art, Music, Poetry and Dance

{PBCC press release}
In celebration of National Women’s Month, the Pompano Beach Cultural Center is bringing back one of the area’s most exciting events, ArtPOP! This event’s theme, Phenomenal Women, will celebrate female powerhouses with an evening of free entertainment including live chalk art, an art war between top female artists, dance installations, digital projections, live bands, food trucks and tours of our newest exhibit, ‘no constraints to beauty.”

“We are thrilled to be creating another ArtPOP!,” said curator Byron Swart. “These events celebrate the electric excitement that happens when diverse forms of expression collide. With March being National Women’s Month, we are honored to be showcasing an array of fierce and fabulous women!”

The outdoor courtyard of the center will be transformed into an interactive playground featuring CHALKart! hosted by Carrie Bennett and introducing Lester Mendoza and Gabriella Guerriero; lighting and digital design productions by Zebedee Productions; live art by a Pompano Beach favorite, Todd the Painter; homemade art vendors, food trucks, and the return of artWar! This popular art battle will feature a competition between Kelcie McQuaid and contenders, Sarah Haung, Stacy Coon, Alejandra Abad, Sona, Luis Daniel Pedroz