“We’ve got some great names this year,” she said. “Our featured artist, Jim Sears, is a local, well-known artist, character, and what a fun, great guy he is. He has always been a wood sculptor, then got into bronze, now he’s back into wood. He’s gone back to his carving roots.”
Seashell artist Heather Kendall will be coming down from Tampa, and Marcus Thomas will be coming up from Fort Myers. He is the author of a new book called “Flight of the Mind,” about a painter’s journey through paralysis, and is a legendary arist.
“His work is so extraordinary, so moving ... you just feel peace and serenity when you enter his booth,” Salvetti said. “His work is museum-quality work.”
Teri Causey, who has gone from pin-up girls to more modern art, will return this year, too, and Angie Mills will be on hand with her fine silver jewelry.
“This is her first art show ever,” Salvetti said. “She has gone from painting just for the joy and love of it, to becoming a very skilled jewelry artist. Her work features lots of nautical pieces.”
It will be Mel Landon’s eighth year of doing the show. She has been there since the beginning, as has Robin Melvin, owner of Special Effects (the show is in the parking lot next to her store). Salvetti, of course, will be displaying her jewelry works as well, adorned with pearls.
The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the little parking area next to the building where Gasparilla Outfitters/Special Effects and the Boca Beacon is located.
“We like to keep it a small, boutique-style show where we bring in new works and artists to the island,” Salvetti said.
See this week's profile on Jim Sears to learn more about the featured artist of this show.
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