October 5 – October 30, 2012
Palmetto Art Center, FL
On Friday evening, October 5th, from 5 – 9PM, PAC invites the public to come see ROOTS: The Regeneration Series — new works based on Cassia Kite’s passive and active emotional declination of her past.
“It is my hope to bring a resolve to intense feelings of nostalgia that create grievances between my present existence and my past experiences” says Kite. “Although I cannot recover past experiences, return to places I have a longing to be, or communicate physically with individuals that have influenced me, I can recall and regenerate them to the canvas in an attempt to construct these sentimental, fleeting memories from my past to the present.”
Cassie 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.
As an art educator, Kite previously taught K-5 art within the Pinellas County Public School System between July 2006 and June 2010. She completed a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, with an emphasis in School Improvement, Teacher Leadership and Technology at the University of Florida in December 2010. Currently, Kite is the Painting, Printmaking and Modern and Contemporary Art History Instructor at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She resides in Sarasota where she continues to work in her home studio.
Cassia Kite’s solo show’s Opening Reception coincides with Historic Downtown Palmetto’s family friendly and increasingly popular “First Friday.” Slick’s Car Garage will also be open with classic cars, bikes and rockin’ tunes. For those who cannot attend the opening reception, PAC Gallery is open Monday – Friday, Noon – 2PM, closed on Wednesdays. The show will continue through October 30th.
PAC is located in historic downtown Palmetto at 907 5th Street West – right next door to Growers’ Hardware. For more information or directions, visit PalmettoArtCenter.com or call (941) 518-2109. Free admission, family friendly and most welcoming to all.
The Palmetto Art Center is located at:
907 5th Street West, Palmetto, Florida, 34221.
Right next door to Grower’s Hardware Store
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