Anna Maria Island – The next meeting of the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island will feature Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano. Author, educator and artist, Olivia will be speaking about the history of botanical art and the influence of the French Court period. The date is Feb. 3rd, in Lowe Hall, Church of the Annunciation, 45th Street and 2nd Avenue, Holmes Beach. Meetings begin with social time at 6:30pm and the program will formally start at 7pm.
Using watercolor, pen & ink and graphite, Ms. Braida-Chiusano’s work has been said to combine scientific accuracy with aesthetic beauty. She is also the founder of the ‘Academy of Botanical Art’, which offers botanical certification through the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.