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Lighthouse Point Murals June 2020

This month I am partnering with the City of Lighthouse Point Parks & Rec department to create 2 murals on the backboard walls of Frank McDonough Park. The newly installed workout equipment and turf donated by James C. Acheson will be surrounded by a nature inspired design as well as the new LHP Recreation logo designed by yours truly. Here are some progress shots…

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Hillsboro Lighthouse Gala 2020

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Friday, March 13th the Hillsboro Lighthouse Preservation Society held its annual fundraiser to celebrate the 113th anniversary of the lighthouse. I create a 3 panel triptych of the lighthouse using acrylic, chalk, and gold leaf live at the event. The final piece will be donated to the Miami Beach Coast Guard this spring.


Deerfield Beach Arts Fest Jan. 27-28

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…
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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

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Nautical Flea Market Jan. 23

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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

Art Live 2015

The Art Live event at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club Tuesday night was a great success! A live Art event to benefit the Broward Children’s Hospital, 4 artists successfully auctioned their artwork after 90 minutes of live painting on a stage. The evening was filled with music, refreshments, artwork from Rosetti Gallery, & fashion from Body & Soul Boutique in Lighthouse Point. Here are some snapshots featuring local artists John Paul Goncalves, Wendy Nicholas, Kris McDermott, & yours truly. Enjoy!

Art Live 2015

Art Live 2015


Art Live
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Abstract by Jon Paul Goncalves

Abstract by Jon Paul Goncalves


Artist Wendy Nicholas

Artist Wendy Nicholas

Color the City Summer Workshops!

The Color the City Art Camp Dates have been adjusted to meet the needs of our exciting new undertaking! We will be designing park towers and posts for the City of Ft. Lauderdale in this 1 week camp. Age groups have been merged to allow sufficient group collaboration to design & create together these beautiful artworks! Spaces limited. Apply below

2015 Art Camp
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city park posts

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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

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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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