Azure Melodies is a group show featuring fine art by local artist Katie Cassidy and national contemporary artist Anita Lewis, with fine jewelry being unveiled by Nikki Sedacca, a national gallerist, interior designer, and jeweler. The combination of Katie’s calming pieces, paired with Anita’s contemporary technique and Nikki’s wearable art, makes for a trio destined to inspire and elevate the senses. While the original works will be on display through March, the opening reception is a night to engage with the artists themselves and mingle with like-minded art enthusiasts.
Katie Cassidy is an artist who has built quite a name for herself in the Sarasota community not only through fine art, but also through yoga. Her inspirations come from the meditative headspace she’s in while practicing yoga. Those feelings are then conveyed onto canvas with soft brush strokes and tones.
Katie emphasizes, “I like to give others a chance to take a second from their busy lives and enjoy a visual moment of quiet, contemplative energy. I like to give others an open avenue to travel to a place where he or she wishes to be; a place that offers comfort and joy.” Let her latest exhibition transform your home into the tranquil place it was destined to be.
Anita Lewis’s latest series takes a different approach from the “shades of blue” aesthetic she grew to fame with. Blending in soft objects atop contemporary textures adds a pop of color to each unique piece. Her work is famed throughout the American Southwest and Florida. Being a California native, she has always been inspired by water and the natural life that surrounds her.
Anita is an artist who is up to date with modern contemporary trends; her distinctive layering technique has brought her to great success as a modern artist of the 21st century. She begins her work with a blank canvas, and applies texture through different brushes, sponges and a special scraping technique that reveals tones and color unlike those of any other artist.
A creative in the truest form, Nikki Sedacca has refined her artistic abilities through interior design, gallery curation, and jewelry. Nikki, the owner of 530 Burns Gallery, has been working on unveiling some new wearable art-jewelry for her wildly successful line.
Inspired by nature and architecture, her pieces dare women to be bold. Nikki Sedacca Jewelry is sold in boutiques nationally and across the globe. She interweaves 18-karat gold wire or sterling silver strands with exotic pearls, precious gems, and semiprecious stones to create organic forms. She loves producing jewelry that has an attitude and a presence. Women that wear her jewelry are confident and have an artistic appreciation.
All three artists have provided 530 Burns Gallery with an exclusive new series that showcases their latest pieces and the inspirations behind them. The contrast of colors chosen by each artist, and the multilayered effect they’ll bring by exhibiting together, will provide viewers with a soft-contemporary art experience. All new works and jewelry will be available once the show opens.
Whether you’re a new or existing collector, come enjoy Azure Melodies with the 530 Burns team, and let them give you a glimpse of what it is like to be immersed in a contemporary world of yoga-inspired peacefulness, contemporary textures, and interwoven gold and silver strands.
Artists: “Azure Melodies” featuring Nikki Sedacca, Katie Cassidy, Anita Lewis
Show Dates: February 4–March 3
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 2022, 6–8 p.m., at 530 Burns Gallery
530 Burns Gallery showcases a new exhibition every FIRST FRIDAY of the month that includes the latest works from their roster of artists. Next month will feature an art exhibition highlighting sculptural pieces by Florida artist Todd Babb, local artist Susan von Gries, and contemporary favorite Tommy May.