Monthly Guest Artist for May: Shannon P. Wiley
Main Street Vero Beach’s Guest Artist of the month for May is Shannon P. Wiley who is currently the art teacher at Oslo Middle School. His show will run from May 5th to May 30th. The Opening Reception will be during The First Friday Gallery Stroll on May 5th from 5-8 pm at The Main Street Vero Beach Studios & Gallery.
Shannon Paul P. Wiley was born in Hialeah, FL. He is an artist and graphic designer with over three decades of experience providing clients with professional art and design services and unique products. His portfolio includes paintings, etchings, sculpture, and large scale murals that can be found throughout the United States and the Eastern Caribbean. He is proud to have provided artwork for projects at Disney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Radisson Resorts, CocoKey Waterparks, HHGregg Department Stores, TGIFriday’s Restaurants, among many others. He has been an invited instructor for both Florida State University and The Visionary School of Art. He is always eager to collaborate with other artists on even the wildest projects and prides himself on “always growing” in his love for, and his skills in Art.
MSVB Studios & Gallery Resident Jewelry Artisan Clair Brunetti: Jewelry By Clair
I am pleased to announce that JEWELRY BY CLAIR has moved to a studio and gallery in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, Florida. WOW!!! To think that two years ago I was creating jewelry at my kitchen table. THANK YOU to my dedicated family and friends for the support and positive encouragement! Come in, browse and shop for yourself or for gift items. Themed jewelry includes gifts for golfers, casual, sea life, safari, nature inspired, spiritual and special occasions. I am also available for private showings and home parties. Consignments at local shops also considered.
Studio and Gallery hours are Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday 11 am – 3 pm. I am at the studio on Tuesdays, Fridays and one Saturday each month. For other days, call or email me for an appointment. I hope to see you soon.
MSVB Studios & Gallery Resident Artist Lorrie Goss: Clay Fountains by Lorrie
Lorrie creates original and custom interior and exterior water fountain art perfectly suitable for a home or Professional office décor. The water vessels as well as the interior sculptural pieces are hand sculpted fountains from stoneware clay. Each is designed to complement and enhance the color and theme of the base fountain. Many pieces include hand crafted copper elements and a subtle light that adds even more interest for the functional water flow design. All pieces are original and no two are alike. Lorrie became interested in ceramic art and sculpture while in high school and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She also has a Master’s Degree in Science Education which has nurtured her interest in working with chemical components of clay and glaze clay formulas. While residing in St. Augustine, she began creating in her art studio in 2010. Since her husband retired in 2015, they moved to Port St. Lucie where she has moved her ceramic studio and gallery.
Lorrie has participated in art shows and in galleries throughout Florida in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Sanford, Stuart, Sewall’s Point, Fort Pierce and Vero Beach Florida. She has served as an art advisor in the 2014 and 2015 Mustard Seed Arts Show held in St. Augustine, Florida. Her current work is seen in professional medical offices, kitchen and bath design centers, and in private home settings such as the master bath, kitchen and screened in porches, lanai and pool areas. She has done many commissioned art water fountains for clients from a family of wolves, Alaska moose, along with ocean themed art water fountains.
MSVB Studios & Gallery Resident Artist Barbara Sharp: Sharp Art Designs
A versatile, highly respected and successful design studio artist encompassing commissions for artistic creations on, in, around and for everything and anything one could imagine. The year 1989 marked the beginning of Sharp Art Designs starting with a commission for Barbara to recreate designs for needlepoint canvasses. Over five thousand murals, thousands of yards of fabric, hundreds of rugs, and a plethora of portraits and paintings later, Sharp Art Design’s growth and success, the result of Barbara’s hard work, speaks for itself as she is now highly sought-after for all genre’ of artistic creations. Ceilings, walls, floors, cars, six foot fiberglass turtles, private jets and more, the list is endless. Barbara has painted more murals on more objects in more areas than most muralists. Her work can be seen in numerous businesses and public places locally throughout Indian River County, Florida and graces numerous private residences, yachts, planes and exclusive clubs throughout the United States. Barbara’s ability to create incredible trompe l’oeil images and faux finishes, masterful scenes and lifelike images has made her a highly sought-after muralist.
Attention to detail and the highest standards of excellence coupled with Barbara’s creativity and insight with every design is Sharp Art Design’s commitment towards Making Your World Beautiful.
Main Street Vero Beach Studios & Gallery is located at 2036 14th Avenue in the Historic Downtown Arts District. Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) works to revitalize, preserve and create a vibrant, historic downtown community in which to live, work, shop and play. Main Street Vero Beach (MSVB) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Florida Main Street program, part of the State Division of Historical Resources and is a member of The National Main Street Center a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Across the nation, Main Street’s 4-point approach of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring has transformed the way communities revitalize, promote and manage their historic downtown’s and neighborhood commercial districts. Main Streets everywhere thrive again living on as places of shared memory where people still come together to live, work, and play.