Brewlympics & Creative Bash to Feature Live Art and Mural Auction
This Sunday’s Brewlympics and Creative Bash will feature live mural painting and a silent auction by local Gainesville artists Carrie Martinez and Jenna Horner.
The muralists will be painting on canvas throughout the day with the silent auction to purchase their final pieces starting at 2pm and closing at 8:20pm.
Carrie Martinez, co-owner of the dynamic Visonary CrossFit gym, moved to Gainesville three years ago and has thrived in the interconnected, vibrant local music and art scene.
“[I] have come to find that this community is full of creativity and culture. In the short time I have lived here I have met the most amazing individuals and have formed a bond with numerous artists, many who have shown their work at our space Visionary CrossFit,” Carrie states.
Self-described as a visionary and surrealist artist, the self-taught Carrie Martinez injects themes of nature, woman empowerment and wisdom into her street murals and acrylic paintings.
Known for her mural titled “The Center of it All” that stretches across the side of High Dive, Carrie’s mystified and dreamlike subjects evoke a sense of timeless beauty. When she’s not at her Gainesville studio or with her two sons, Carrie is running Visionary CrossFit: a gym, art gallery and studio space that she co-owns with her husband Jesus.
Jenna Horner received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014. Regarding her identity as an artist, Horner has been quoted saying
“As long as I can remember my passion for art has flourished and become central to how I define myself as a person. As a painter I work with oils and acrylic, however I continue to challenge myself by working as a multimedia artist. My intrigue with street art stems from this passion for a unique surface. My goal is to combine bold patterns and interesting visual narratives to specific sites and spaces in Gainesville Florida.”
Horner describes her own work as “Art work that explores endless possibilities of combining materials together in order to merge the worlds of sculpture and painting.”
Watch Carrie and Jenna’s magic come to life during their live mural painting performance at the Brewlympics and Creative Bash!