Featuring Paintings by Jaqueline Cruz
Beginning Friday, March 16, from 5-8 PM, please join Palette Contemporary Art and Craft as we welcome, new painter, Jaqueline Cruz with her Zodiac series.
Originally from Brazil, Jaqueline dreamed of coming to the United States and working toward an exhibition of her artistry. A busy person, Jaqueline is also a physical education teacher, a Spanish and Portuguese interpreter, and a dancer!
Jaqueline's paintings are heavily influenced by her love of music and dance. She says, "[I am] fascinated by the culture of movement and how dance can represent lines and limitations to give geometric shape to the movement that fits into the rhythm. From my observations, I noticed that one's astrological bend influences one's body movement during dance. Dance is an art, like painting, so I started to figure out how to make that connection. Intuitively, I wanted to represent the signs of the zodiac using delineated lines, squares, and colors. I mixed my aforementioned desire with music, and my initial sketches turned into finished paintings."
In addition to Jaqueline’s presentation, on our pedestals, we’ll be featuring a fine selection of Mid-Century glass and ceramic sculpture from across the globe. From the Czech Republic, you’ll see Frantisek Vizner’s cut and polished candlestick holders,Pavel Hlava’s stunningly colorful Sommerso vases as well as Karel Wunsch’s vases a couple of which hail from his renown “Dual Series” from the 1960s. German glass from Walther can be viewed as can a number of glass and ceramic sculptures from the Scandinavian countries.
Plenty to be seen!
On March 16 from 5-8 PM, come stargaze with Palette, admire Jaqueline's paintings, learn about your zodiac sign, and also enjoy our terrestrial sculpture,too!