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Sarasota Artist - Claire Desjardins unveils her latest series for Drew Marc Gallery This Saturday for Artwalk!

Come join us in St. Petersburg, FL, as Drew Marc Gallery introduces 4 renowned artists for Second Saturday Artwalk & Wild Space Gallery by Florida Wildlife Corridor unveils a new exhibition! | 2606 Fairfield Ave S Bldg 8 Unit 4, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Presented by Drew Marc Gallery February 2, 2024

Claire Desjardins – Vacation Time – 48”x72” – Acrylic on Canvas

Renowned for her unique sense of blending color, Sarasota native - Claire Desjardins unveils a new series exclusively for Drew Marc Gallery. Claire Desjardins is an award-winning abstract painter based in Gore, Quebec and Sarasota, Florida. Claire’s paintings, though abstract, take their visual cues from forms, colors, textures and patterns in nature: the feathers of a bird, the shades of turquoise in the water, how the light through the tree’s dapples on the ground below. She exhibits in galleries across North America, and her work can be found in both private and corporate collections worldwide.

Cobie Cruz – It’s In Your Eyes #5 – 48”x36” – Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas

Cobie Cruz was raised in an artistic family and was born in Manila, Philippines. Before relocating to Canada with his family in 2005, Cobie Cruz participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions. His paintings play with composition, color, and texture. Intention and spontaneity combine to create strong, resolute brushstrokes that represent his perception of the world around him.

Kathleen Hope – Configuration – 24”x60” – Cement & Mixed Media on Wood Panel

Kathleen Hope is a mixed media artist based in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Kathleen's work is influenced by her diverse background in Interior Design and Color Psychology. Hope’s art fuses all what intrigues and inspires her which is why she chose cement as her medium. She has developed many types of cement mixes, each with its own special purpose. By combining many diverse materials such as dried pigment, inks, acid, pigment, acrylic, plaster and marble dust, she creates color and a textural layered effect.

Vivien Collens – L: Sampler #2 – 26”x15”x10” R: Turquoise Circle Totem – 29”x6”x6” – Welded Aluminum w/ Enamel Paint on Brushed Aluminum Base

Vivien Collens gained recognition in the Midwest and then New York City in the 1970s, with her geometric painted relief wall installations.  She has received numerous fellowship residencies including Yaddo and Macdowell, and in recent years Salem Art Works, where in 2017 she learned to weld and began focusing on sculpture. Collens’ work has been shown in galleries, museums, and sculpture parks throughout the US and is in museums and numerous corporate and private collections.

Wild Space Gallery: Timeless: Art, Science, and Nature at Archbold Biological Station

Wild Space Gallery by the Florida Wildlife Corridor is unveiling a multi-media exhibition featuring works made at Archbold Biological Station by resident scientists and artists. These works reflect its mission’s emphasis on long-term, in-depth, continuing research and educational outreach to benefit the living creatures, lands, and waters within its boundaries. This show merges the respective complexities of the science and art worlds into a cohesive approach to wildlife conservation.

Show Details: “Ethereal Excellence” featuring artwork from Claire Desjardins, Kathleen Hope, Cobie Cruz, Vivien Collens & Julie Vos Jewelry
Show Dates: February 10 – March 9

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 10 from 6PM-9PM

Where: The Factory St. Pete: 2606 Fairfield Ave S Bldg 8 Unit 4, St. Petersburg, FL 33712


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