August 12 to October 2 – 2014
Shangri-La celebrates FLIGHT through the works of local artists Katherine Spalding, Timothy M Parker and Danielle Branchaud.
About the FLIGHT Show
Starting August 12 and ending October 2, Shangri-La celebrates FLIGHT through the works of local artists Katherine Spalding, Timothy M Parker and Danielle Branchaud. We welcome you to an artist reception on Tuesday, August 12 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm - free to the public. Come and be graced with the energies of this artistic night as you walk the historic property. Listen to or join our drumming circle under the great Mysore fig trees. Participate in the Live interactive painting performance by Danielle Branchaud and Cesar Aquilera of Nova Art Studio. We hope you will join us this evening as we gather to honor FLIGHT.
About the FLIGHT featured artists
Kathy Spalding is one of the most notable international sculptors of true life bronzes in the country. As a child she studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her formal education began with drawing and etching at Pratt Institute. She studied drawing and lithography at Cornell, engraving and bronze casting at the University of Iowa, and engraving at the acclaimed Atelier Garrigues in France.
As a wild life artist, Katherine Spalding has pursued independent studies and work in such exotic destinations as the Amazon and Rio Negro, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Tasmania, New Zealand, Australia and Western Europe.
Kathy Spalding is one of the few artists who has mastered and refined the "lost wax process" used for hundreds of years to create bronze sculptures. Her work outstanding and unique in that she has developed a technique working directly in wax, which affords her the ability to create fine detail in larger than life size compositions.
Her art and her sculpture has been recognized and collected by major national and international corporations, naturalist organizations, architects, fine art collectors, and museum patrons. Her remarkable creations may be found in such noted collections as Andrew and Jamie Wyeth, Turnberry Ocean Colony, Estuary at Grey Oaks, Cleveland Clinic, Mystic Seaport Museum, Garden of Hope and Courage, Okalahoma Aquarium, Bacardi, The Conservancy of SW Florida, Archer Daniels, Meadox Medical, Rollins family, Suzanne von Liebig, MBNA, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Society Expeditions, Ocean Reef Club, Sun International-Sol Kerzner, Atlantis, and others.
Photographed Work by Katherine Spalding is:
FLIGHT - bronze sculpture 50" width
Visit Kathy online at: www.palmavefineart.com.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Shangri-La Springs will have a group meditation honoring Kathy Spalding's life at the close of the FLIGHT art show which features her works – Wednesday, October 1 from 7 to 8pm. Free to the public – Please come and honor the life and works of this wonderful local artist in silent meditation led by JoAnn Lawrence.
Tim Parker, the Principal Artist and owner of Art2D Gallery has made Naples Florida his home for over 11 years now having moved from New York City where he earned his Masters Degree and worked as a Creative Director in the Fashion/Cosmetic Industry for almost 20 years. In his Naples Gallery/Studio, he explores all aspects of painting, developing new techniques and styles to keep evolving as an artist. Living in South Florida continues to inspire his body of work through the color and beauty of nature's flora and fauna.
Visit Tim online at: art2d.com
Photographed Works by Timothy Parker are:
"Guardian of Warmth" - 60" x 80" Original Oil
"Journey"- 28" X 36" Original Oil
Nova Art Studio's origin is based on a legacy passed from mother to daughter. It's owner and operator Danielle Branchaud began the business in 2013 in efforts to continue her mother's work after her retirement. Carrie Keller was the owner of Paintings to Order, and her work was well-known and her skills renowned in Southwest Florida. Despite the big shoes she had to fill, it could be said that Danielle's skills were passed down along with the business of mural work. Her talents are quickly gaining notoriety in the SWFL region, from mural painting to works on canvas. While Carrie is currently developing a reputation as an artist and muralist in Canada, Danielle is accepting a variety of projects in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs, while also exhibiting her original artwork from Fort Myers to Miami.
Photographed work by Danielle Branchaud is:
"Emancipation" - 48"x60" Original acrylic painting
Visit Danielle online at:
No outside photography, food or drinks permitted on the property. Applies to all events.