ENJOY A WALK IN THE GARDEN AT 5 O'CLOCK

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ENJOY A WALK IN THE GARDEN AT 5 O'CLOCK

15.00

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
5PM

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

NORRIS GARDENS AT HISTORIC PALM COTTAGE
137 12TH AVE S, NAPLES, FL 34102

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It’s 5 o’clock somewhere – so enjoy 5 o’clock in Naples at the Norris Gardens. See a sunset, have glass of bubbly and watch artists create one of a kind beverage glasses – you might find your favorite martini glass or highball or water glass for your home.

Working artists will be: Paula Brody, Sandee Kozlow and Maggie DeMarco


About the Artists

Paula Brody:

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Dynamic energy and vibrant color are the consistent elements among the diverse styles of Paula Brody’s paintings. Paula’s deep connection to nature’s beauty is the inspiration for her joyous florals and multi-textured abstracts. Her mixed media collages combine acrylics, watercolor, inks, oil pastels, fibers, fabric and found objects. Paula’s unique three-dimensional paper sculptures have won numerous awards in juried shows.

When not in her studio painting, Paula can be found sublimely tending her Cape Cod gardens. “In the summer, my garden becomes my palette and in the winter, my palette becomes my garden,” she notes as she speaks to the wide array of colors combined in her gardens and her abstract florals. Living by the water during summers on the Cape and winters in Naples, Florida, Paula is fascinated by the changing colors, patterns and reflections in water, clouds and sky.

Paula focuses on the joyous process of painting, often letting her exuberant paintings simply emerge from the canvas through the fluid flow of her energy. From her own experience as an artist without formal art training, Paula Brody believes that everyone has artistic talents often hidden within them just waiting for expression. Paula teaches day-long workshops entitled, “Creation and Creativity: Discover Your Own Inner Artist”, offering new artists a playful and experimental way to discover the surprises that emerge from an introduction to various media and techniques.  Paula also teaches Basic Beading and Necklace Design.

Paula Brody’s work can be viewed at Inspirations Artists & Design Gallery, 5450B Shirley Street in Naples.

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Maggie DeMarco:

Maggie DeMarco has a diverse portfolio ranging from landscape, abstract, still life and reverse painting on glass. She has studied several years at The Rhode Island School of Design and received a certificate from the Decorative Arts Program. She has taken many workshops with prestigious artists in the United States and Europe.

Maggie currently resides in Naples, Florida and Narragansett, RI and maintains her own gallery/studio at 5760 Shirley Street, Suite 8, in the Naples Art District, and in her home state of RI.

Her goal is to bring the joy and serenity she achieves in her art to the viewer.

Michaela Castaldi:

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Michaela was born and raised in New Hampshire. She graduated from St. Mary High School and then attended the Ringling School of Art and the University of New Hampshire. She then married and moved to Rhode Island where I enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design. She then subsequently joined forces with the A.T. Cross Pen and Pencil Company of Lincoln Rhode Island, where she designed corporate emblem logos that were attached to writing instruments.

After 40 years in Rhode Island, her husband and she moved to Naples Florida, where her previous painting hobby blossomed into a full-fledged career. Her love of vibrant Color and realistic design is reflected in her art. She loves to design, create, and ultimately paint. Carefully researching her project and then employing photography, sketches, and notes to guide her in the ultimate product.