Author Archives: Carrie Bennett
Norton Museum Women’s Walk
Saturday March 7th was International Women’s Day at the The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. I was among 4 other female chalk artists asked to recreate a famous work of art by a woman artist. The event took pace along Cranes Nest Way on the south entrance of the museum, with live music and vendors along the street to celebrate the day.
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.
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
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
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
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.