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BURNETT, FITHIAN AND OCASIO OPENING RECEPTION
March 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Our March exhibition features bright, colorful and surreal landscape paintings and large, whimsical 3D sculptures of animals all created by four Florida artists. The Burnett, Fithian & Ocasio exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, March 7 from 5-7:30PM. A Gallery Walk with the artists is Saturday, March 8 at 10AM.
Painter Cecelia Burnett captures visionary moods and feelings in her large works that are created using a form of acrylic staining on unprimed canvas. She builds her forms with layers of transparent colors to create a lyrical and luminescent quality. Her paintings hang in private and corporate collections all over the world.
Painter David Fithian, Exhibition Coordinator at the Museum of Florida Art, has won numerous awards, judged many shows, taught countless photography and watercolor classes, and exhibited around the country for more than 40 years. He says, “For me, art is simply a way of life. This life of art is a never ending quest beyond the horizon for an ever receding perfection that is always evolving before dissolving into one point perspective. The objects left are fleeting but hopefully filled for a moment with a glimmer of what lies within and a premonition of what lies beyond.”
Southwest Florida residents, Jeff and Dale Ocasio, are a husband and wife artistic duo and creators of OcasioCasa Artworks. Jeff is well known for his work sculpting with masking tape. He applies his imaginative designs over wire and 3-dimensional reclaimed objects, and then Dale paints the sculptures and creates illustrations of the pieces with her own original photography.
All four artists will hold a Gallery Walk on Saturday, March 8 from 10-11AM. The exhibit remains on display and open to the public during normal business hours until March 27. Artwork by Ken Lamers will be featured in the Member Gallery during the Burnett, Fithian & Ocasio exhibit.