As an artist and biologist, nature and wildlife are the inspirations of some of Liana’s art work. She found that she could express her love of nature in an art form – kiln formed and flame worked glass. Her natural curiosity lead her to constantly experiment to see what would happen if . . . She feels fortunate that she was able to combine two passions; nature and glass, into an art form that she can now share with others.
I love working with color and fabric, experimenting with techniques and materials to create beautiful textiles. Most of my handmade clothing and accessories are cut from my hand-painted, dyed or marbled textiles. I begin with a design idea, make the patterns, create and cut the cloth and sew them in my studio. With a degree in Clothing and Textiles from Texas Tech University, I have been a designer, boutique owner, wholesale business owner, teacher and artist. For many years I traveled and sold my designs at some of the top juried Fine Art/Craft Shows in the USA, and I still exhibit in select shows because I love to meet my customers, get their feedback and hang out with my artist friends. Because of the “free” way I create textiles many of the pieces are one-of-a-kinds, but I often take orders for “similar”. I use high quality fabrics and professional dyes that are set according to specifications, usually by steam setting. Through the years many customers have been happy with the uniqueness, fit and quality of my designs, and I hope you may find a piece you like!
President/Founder, Sarah Boler/ Everyone Knows Wellness Certified Health Coach and Yoga Instructor
Helping people achieve balance in all facets of life.
Sarah designs personalized programs for individuals, small groups or corporations that inspire people to discover their most healthy and authentic self. Eating well is not the only factor in being healthy and balanced. Her program will help you determine the best foods for your body. Her programs are designed to open up your mind and help you realize that it is not just the food you eat that matters. Quality relationships, a career you love, fun physical activity and a fulfilling spiritual life are all more important than how many calories you consume. You will find out who your true authentic self is and you will want to nurture and care for yourself so that you can LIVE your life!!
Sarah’s training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition included studying over 100 different dietary theories. She also had extensive training from experts in the field of integrative nutrition.
I’m Sandra Symens and I’m pleased to be teaching ceramics at ArtCenter Manatee. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and secondary teaching credentials from the California College of Arts. My Master of Arts degree is from California State University, Sacramento. In California I studied with Viola Frey, Art Nelson and Vernon Coykendall. Since moving to Florida many years ago I have studied with Ted Camp, Annette Sidner and Ed Ross. Among the influential ceramic artists I’ve taken workshops with are Don Reitz, Malcolm Davies, Tom Coleman, Ron Meyers, Gay Smith, Suze Lindsay, McKenzie Smith, Matt Lang, Nan Smith, Kent McLaughlin and Regis Brody. My work can be seen here in the Artists’ Market and in Sarasota at The Museum of Art and Whimsey. Animal imagery is typical of my work with a fondness for frogs, rabbits and birds and a mad love for dogs.
Wendy is an award winning jeweler/metalsmith. She has her BFA in Metals from the University of Arts in Philadelphia, PA. She was recently chosen as first place winner for publication in the book, Best of Artists and Artisans Books Series. She produces her own, one of a kind and limited edition jewelry.