Arleen Parker is the artist behind Serendipity Studios. Along with her husband Michael, the Parkers travel year round from southern FL to northern MI and points in between under their canopy named “Serendipity Studio”. Serendipity means an “unexpected gift”. When designing a wearable piece of art, we never know who it is being made for. It is always a “Serendipity” when the piece chooses its owner. www.serendipityoriginals.net
The Power of Imagination Captured in Glass
Arleen and Michael work as a team in the design and creation of their line of handcrafted stained glass art jewelry. Arleen has been an artist all of her life. For many years she filled her palate with various paint mediums and, now, she paints with glass. “Glass gives me boundless artistic potential. With an unlimited array of hues, textures and patterns, I am able to produce one-of-a-kind creations. I recognize that I am creating each piece for a special individual. It is such a joy when the jewelry and the person come together.” Meet the Parkers this weekend at the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts!
Lou DiVita – Photography – Sarasota, Florida – www.loudivita.com
Lou DiVita, a wild life photographer, exclusively utilizes natural light when capturing his subjects; the composition, consisting of foreground, background, color and geometry is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the portrait.
Lou worked for the Pelican’s Man’s Bird Sanctuary in the early 90’s in Sarasota , FL. rescuing wildlife. This created a lifelong bond with the animals and strengthened his love of nature and photographing the animals in their natural surroundings. His work requires a lot of patience and skill.
Lou describes his technique on his website:
“Each photographic outing is an adventure, I watch and wait patiently, trying to capture that special moment, a moment that very few people will ever see, a unique photograph that creates a portrait depicting human-like behavior and their natural beauty.
I digitally capture, process and print my own photography using the latest technology. The final composition is printed onto photo papers, fine art papers (Giclee) or canvas which is stretched and gallery wrapped.”
You can meet Lou this weekend and discuss his many wildlife adventures at the Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts.