Although they share their home and studio as husband and wife, artists Tim Jaeger and Cassia Kite rarely exhibit their artwork together. The show that opens December 6th at the Palmetto Art Center promises to be a rare treat. On Saturday evening, December 6th from 6-9 PM, PAC invites the public to a FREE reception of Tim Jaeger’s, 10 Big Portraits | Cassia Kite’s, Sentimental(s) Opening Reception Exhibition. READ MORE BELOW:
This combined event, showcasing new works of Sarasota-based artists Tim Jaeger and Cassia Kite, offers art lovers and curious critics an evening of family-friendly indulgence and wonder. Jaeger’s portraits are simple, quiet and introspective; presented in a straightforward and unadorned fashion. Portraits are inherently a celebration of a life. These works are a memorialization of the inner essence of the subject, not just a literal likeness. Kite’s series consists of intimate hand stitches and miniature works representative of landscapes and objects. These works exhibit as objects and places but embody the concept of portraiture. The opening reception is one of several evening happenings worth exploring in historic downtown Palmetto on Saturday, December 6th, including Palmetto’s Christmas in the Park.
Tim Jaeger’s 10 Big Portraits & Cassia Kite’s Sentimental(s),
Tim Jaeger was raised in Paducah, KY before moving to Sarasota, FL in 1998 to earn a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2002, in addition to exhibiting his work, Jaeger has expanded into the business and politics of Sarasota’s visual arts. As Interim Assistant Director of the Ringling College of Art and Design Galleries and Exhibitions, board member of Sarasota’s Public Art Committee, CEO of sarasotavisualart.com, and president of the newly reformed SARTQ artist collective, Jaeger works toward engaging the community and fostering new artistic partnerships. Currently, Jaeger’s works can be seen in numerous public and private collections. Additional information and artworks can be found at www.regeaj.com
Cassia Kite was born and raised in Auburn, Nebraska and attended Northwest Missouri State University earning a B.F.A in painting and sculpture, along with a B.S in Art Education. In the summer of 2006, Kite moved to St. Petersburg, Florida from Atlanta, Georgia to work with both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Salvador Dali Museum. She earned her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida in 2010 and is currently working as a Studio Art Instructor at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. As part of the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota’s Creators and Collectors Tour, Kite will be opening her studio space to the general public in March 2015. Additional information and artworks can be found at www.cassiakite.com
Jaeger and Kite were married in the summer of 2012, on Kite’s family farm in Auburn, Nebraska. Both artists are currently represented by State of the Arts Gallery located in downtown Sarasota.