Dates: Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, February 28, 2023
“It Takes Two” is an eclectic collection of watercolor paintings by our February Featured Artist, Karen Beach, which will be on display at Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach from February 1-28, 2023.
The exhibit’s theme pays homage to the Valentine’s Day month, with a focus on TWO — paintings paired by subject matter or by color, or paintings featuring two of some of her favorite people, places and things. Visit the gallery in February and reflect on the many interpretations and combinations of “two.”
Karen has been a permanent resident of the NW Bradenton area for nearly 8 years, is a member of Island Gallery West and participates in local exhibitions. She is an active member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, ArtCenter Manatee and the Florida Watercolor Society. Her past careers include working for more than 25 years as a graphic designer, sole proprietor of Red Clover Design. She also taught for nine years as an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s College of Art and Design in Virginia.Please join us for an Art Walk Reception on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Bring your friends — meet Karen and many of our artist members, enjoy drinks and bites and live music.
Come in to meet the artist in person, Wednesday, February 15 — from 10 am to 5 pm. Karen will be in the gallery all day to answer your questions and share her insights and inspirations for her watercolors.Demonstration: See our gallery artist Jim Wheeler at work! Jim will be demonstrating High Definition Photo Art in the Gallery on Saturday, February 11 — from 10:30 am till noon. The demonstrations are free of charge.Island West Gallery is located at 5368 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach, Trolley Stop 15,
on Anna Maria Island. Gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
Visit www.islandgallerywest.com or call 941-778-6648 for updates about the art and
30 member artists of the gallery.