Thursday, January 2, 2014

BIG SHOW of my work February at the Divine Excess Art Gallery

RhondaK Native Florida Folk Artist presents new and larger works at the Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery.

"Painted Road, Hainted Heart : New Work, Old Florida." 
Featuring stories and places growing up in Florida as a 9th generation Floridian. RhondaK's work is pervasive in Southwest Florida in homes, bars, restaurants and even humble fences. 

While she's sold in a dozen stores and galleries, she most frequently seen selling at beach side street markets. The display is always different, with new stories, ideas, colors and moods. It's a moving feast of what it is to fight with the past (Walk a Mile in my Flip Flops...and bring me back a beer), honor a history ( Free Beer..tomorrow)...and hold on to meaning. ( The Sea Called my name and I answered with all my heart.)

The loss of her father and tiki carving muse are a constant in her work, thus the idea of "hainted heart." A lost soul walking, restless...and painting. Her father was a Florida road worker that paved many Florida roads. For her the road trip has always been a gift of tenacity, love and faith.

RhondaK is also an academic Librarian working in a Sarasota County college.

Bradenton Village of the Arts at the Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery. February 7, 6-9 and 8, 11-4.