Join much loved local mosaic artist Anita Prentice and friends for her Annual Reflections of the Future Art Show held at the Platts/Backus House, 122 A.E. Backus Ave, on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you can’t attend on the 10th there will be a Three-Hour-Last-Chance-Sale from
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11th.
Every year the show is a wonderful event and timed perfectly to start stocking the gift closet for the holidays. This year’s show is going to be incredible, starting with Anita Prentice’s mini mosaic works of art, some of them featuring images of local birds.
Prentice has invited the five owners of downtown’s Peacock Clay Collaborative to join her at this
year’s Reflections show and sale. Eileen DiTullio, an art teacher at Lincoln Park Academy by day, has
been working on a series of handmade working whistles in the shape of Florida wildlife. Think manatee,
armadillo and opossum with babies — too cute for words — and they whistle! DiTullio teaches a
wheel throwing class at Peacock Clay.
Martha Cross, an art teacher at John Carroll High School, will be showing her original Leaf Vessels and an assortment of beautiful clay neck medallions finished with lusciously colored glazes. The problem is going to be deciding which you like best. Cross teaches a Saturday morning Kidz Clay Class at Peacock. Check their website to see when the next classes start.
Peacock owner, Victoria Beck, is following her two passions, art and therapy, by working as an art therapist in a children’s inpatient psychiatric facility. For this show, Beck has been working on clay fish reminiscent of the fish in a plastic bag that you won at the carnival midway.
Owner, Bridget Abernethy, loves art. Any kind of art and her meticulous nature means that her work in clay is beautifully executed. Abernethy will be showing her hanging clay vessels — perfect to display small architectural succulents to their best advantage.
Peacock Clay Collaborative owner, artist and head teacher, Ginny Piech Street, will be introducing this year’s annual collectible Christmas ornament at the show as well as a selection of other new work. Between her imaginative use of characters and flawless color sense, Piech Street’s work is guaranteed to surprise and amuse. She is also an excellent instructor who teaches an Introduction to Clay as well as a Hand Building class series and numerous two-day workshops.
The last artist featured in this year’s Reflections Invitational line up is Kate Rotindo. Rotindo channels her love for family and the environment, particularly the ocean, through her work with recycled materials. Her series, “Vessels of Joy,” was inspired by her husband’s purchase of a new surfboard and the pure happiness this simple act provided. Expect a series of small assemblage works incorporating found objects and original linoleum block prints with themes of surfboard fins, swim fins, handplanes, and paipo (bodyboards). Kate’s work is always amazing and the perfect gift for that surfer in your family.
Mark you calendar now for the Prentice’s Reflections of the Future Art Show. For more information visit call 772-466-3880.
For more information on Peacock Clay Cooperative, 203 N. 2nd Street in Fort Pierce, and their upcoming classes, visit their website www.peacockclay.com. ❖