Tag Archives: Carrie Bennett

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

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

Chalk Lit 2018

Art Hive article

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Chalk Lit Fest was a huge success last weekend drawing over 4K visitors to the downtown library in Ft. Lauderdale. I was fortunate to help run the event alongside Broward Cultural Division and Broward County Main Library Jan 13, 2018. With 25 professional chalk artists inspiring the spectators, we invited the public to draw and add their colorful mark to the library’s main plaza square.

Chalk Lit 3D piece by Hector Diaz & Nate Baranowski

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Sun Sentinel Article

Art Hive featuring Chalk Lit

We are just a few weeks out from Fort Lauderdale’s inaugural chalk event Chalk Lit Fest 1.13.18! See Art Hive Magazine feature here:


This one day event will be an engaging festival sponsored by Blick Art Supply, Jerry’s Artarama, and NSU Art Museum.

Where: 100 S Andrews Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301 on the north plaza
When: Saturday, January 13th 10-5pm

Featuring 2D & 3D professional street painters from all over the state.

See you there!

Chalk Lit Fest 1.13.18

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Chalk festival

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Chalk festival

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.

Pompano Beach Recycled Art!

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…

Lighthouse Point Magazine

Coral Springs Traffic Box Wraps

Coral Springs Traffic Box art

Coral Springs Traffic Box 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.