Exxhibition - Where in the World?

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 10:00am

Island Gallery West
5368 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34218

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Where in the World?”is an exhibit of travel-inspired watercolor paintings by our May Featured Artist, Karen Beach, which will be on display at Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach from May 1-30, 2021.
Who hasn’t been dreaming of travel these days? The Pandemic has upended our plans for vacations abroad. Until we are free to move freely about the world, Karen is revisiting her past adventures in paintings from some of her favorite places.

“They say if you write about your experiences in a journal, you re-live those times, and fine-tune your memories. I feel the same way when I make a painting inspired by photos I’ve taken while traveling. Whether it’s the islands in the Caribbean, France, Italy, Thailand or Africa ... I hope to transport you to that place and share the experience.”

Karen has been a permanent resident of the NW Bradenton area for nearly 6 years and participates in local exhibitions. For the past 15 years, she has exhibited in Alexandria, Virginia and continues to be a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. She is an active member of the ArtCenter Manatee and the Florida Watercolor Society.

Her past careers include working for more than 25 years as a graphic designer, sole proprietor of Red Clover Design. She also taught for nine years as an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s College of Art and Design in Virginia.

Come in to meet the artist in person, Thursday, May 20 — from 10 am to 5 pm.
There will be a Facebook Live interview with Karen on Friday, May 7 at 5:00 pm.

Tune in to hear about her inspiration, her paintings and for a preview of these beautiful watercolors. www.facebook.com/islandgallerywest .

Island West Gallery is located at 5368 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, Trolley Stop 15, on Anna Maria Island. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

Visit www.islandgallerywest.com or call 941-778-6648 for updates about the art and 30 member artists of the gallery.Per county and city regulations, masks are required.

Hand sanitizer is available.

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