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Art Demos for 'Earth, Wind & Fire' and Open Studios!

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Along with general 2nd Saturday Open Studios, Artist Demonstrations will be held for 'Earth, Wind & Fire,' a joint show in the Gallery, juxtaposing the different styles of four artists: Regina Calton Burchett, ClearWater Resident artist (pastels + oil); Debbie Rasberry (pastels); Carmella Jarvi (glass); and Chris Craft (encaustic abstracts).

The art demonstrations this day during Second Saturday Open Studios on Saturday 1/14, will be: Regina Burchett’s pastel demo and talk, at Noon; and Carmella Jarvi will perform a glass demo and talk at 2pm.

Burchett, whose background includes architectural stone drafting, creates pastels and oil paintings of sweeping cloud-scapes and skies, capturing the intricacy of light and shadow; she works “until I feel it reaches a spiritual level.” Jarvi took a decades-long fascination with depicting water in her paintings, and switched to glass as her medium in 2011. She considers her works, still focusing on water, as ‘paintings in glass.’

This 'demo day' follows the prior evening's Opening Reception for the show, featuring all four artists, with refreshments, music, and discussion… along with an artist demonstration and talk by Chris Craft, encaustic painter. Craft paints abstract landscapes in encaustic, or wax-based paint; depending on how thickly it is applied it can be carved, drawn and painted on to create the imagery of his imagination. He calls it ‘sculpting in paint.’ His encaustic demo will occur at 7pm during the reception.

The fourth artist, Debbie Rasberry, originally from South Africa, will have work on display in the show. She skillfully addresses both wildlife and landscapes in pastels, with a keen eye for color and light.

This show will fill the 2,000+ sq-ft Main Gallery in ClearWater Artist Studios.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, Open Studios features ClearWater Resident Artists on-site working in Studios; open to the Public for exploration, asking artists questions, seeing art being created! ClearWater Artist Studios will be 'manned' by artist members with doors open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Gallery will also be open for perusal of whatever show has been mounted at the time, and the Southern Piedmont Woodturners Association usually has members present in their workshop running lathe demonstrations or workshops.

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