For the third consecutive year, Strands of Sunshine is excited to partner with Creative Clay artists for a special ArtWalk!

‘Sweet Somethings’ features the artwork of two of Creative Clay’s studio artists, Carolyn R. and Emily M. With very different artistic styles, the rhythm of their work together vibrates in color and design.

Carolyn’s work includes ceramics from her Totem Series, fiber art puppets and paintings, all created in her unique fanciful style drawing the viewer into a colorful world. Emily’s acrylic paintings are made in her signature technique of small curls that she then smears to give depth. Emily describes her artwork as “fun!,” and says, “inside my art is exciting!”

Please join us for a meet-the-artists reception during ArtWalk on Aug. 12, 5 -9 pm.
Exhibit runs through Sept. 6.

Our mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences.

Creative Clay’s core program is its Community Arts Program, which serves 50-60 adult artists with neuro-differences each week. Through the implementation of additional offerings, such as the inclusive Art Around the World summer camp, Summer Studio for older teens and young adults, Artlink employment program, Creative Care Arts in Wellness outreach program, and its Pinellas County Schools’ partnership Transition program, individuals of all ages and abilities are mentored, taught and empowered to become working artists who actively create, market and sell their work. The end result is that a formerly stigmatized population, through the art it creates and sells, demystifies stereotypes surrounding those with disabilities and creates a culture of acceptance throughout the community.