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.
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.
Sunday, March 13th get ready for the 2016 St. Patty’s Day Parade Downtown Hollywood, Florida. I will be chalking something green on the street from 2-6pm at 2016 Hollywood Blvd, downtown Hollywood. Get your green on!
This Saturday I will be creating a chalk piece at the annual Nautical Flea Market hosted by the City of Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point, located at Pompano Community Park. The event will run both Saturday & Sunday hosting over 23 vendors from fishing, paddle boarding and boating. My street painting will include nautical theme and begin at 8am Saturday morning into the afternoon
http://www.nauticalfleamarket.net Nautical Flea Market
The theme was “Eat Drink & be Merry”. The international Florida festival in Sarasota relocated to the quaint town of Venice on Florid’s west coast. I created a cluster of jeweled fruit, working alongside many talented artists from around the world in the downtown district with the 2D artists. The larger airport grounds hosted many large scale 3D works, including the world record led by chalk art pioneer Kurt Wenner.