Presenting in our SPAACES Gallery

Tenee’ Hart: 

Beau Idéal: A Conception of Perfect Beauty

April 5, 2019 | Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm
Hours: Monday & Tuesdays,
April 8-30 | 11:30am – 4:00pm and by appointment.

“In David Hume’s essay, Moral and Political, he states that, “beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates them.” This idea of beauty being subjective to the viewer is not a new one. Yet we, as a society, still instill ideals of what beauty is and how it should be perceived. My purpose through this exhibition is to make known these sometimes gruesome and overlooked truths of cultural beauty, in order to awaken viewers to the pain women, willing, put themselves through for societal acceptance.”  – Tenee’ Hart

Tenee’ Hart is an ‘unconventional’ fiber sculpture artist pursuing themes of feminism that delve into topics of beauty, anatomy, and injustices of women. Material usage throughout her practice is critical due to their innate history and meanings. Hart hails from Virginia, where she was born and raised. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary Washington in 2011. Later, Hart pursued and currently holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University, where she has been teaching, at the college level, since 2014. She enjoys dinosaurs, radical feminism, glitter, stickers, fur babies, and everything that is the 80’s!

Artist Statement:   Sitting at my grandmother’s feet, the thunderous roar of the sewing machine would cease with a sudden clank of a lever falling into place, the sound of the unraveling spool, led to the severing of this single tie. Excess would be snipped away, and with each pass of the metal edges, the pile would grow larger. I was lured to these remnants sinking into the carpeted floor, their frayed edges and abstract bodies. Making something out of this rubble was my mission, knotting ragged ends together and wrapping the whole bouquet of mishmash with, what felt like, miles of unwanted thread. What I didn’t realize at the age of three, was that I would be forever imprinted by this experience.   The pairing of aesthetic beauty with topics that shock, entice, or disturb serve as staples in my work. The woman as creator, woman as the oppressed and the self-perception of the woman are just some of the themes explored throughout my work. The pairing of these topics with formal aesthetics can, in turn, make these subjects more approachable. In a way, I am attempting to attract my viewers with formal aesthetics by beautifying the grotesque, unjust, and bizarre. I believe this visual attractiveness of my work lulls the audience into a false sense of security so that they can then be informed by the work. For more information we invite you to visit the artist’s website:

Presenting in our Studio One Gallery

Laurie Maves: Salt Life

April 5, 2019 | Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm
Hours: Monday & Tuesdays,
April 8-30 | 11:30am – 4:00pm and by appointment.


Salt in its natural form is a crystalline mineral, essential for life in general. We are made of salt, we preserve with salt, wars have been fought over salt. We avoid pouring salt in our wounds, we throw it over our shoulder for good luck, while it still inevitably runs within our tears.

When you get to be a certain age in this life, it seems you can allow yourself to cut through the bullshit and get to what is real and true. I’m finally at a point in my life where I feel my artworks reflect as much. These paintings honor and inspire a life chosen to live in south Florida that feels real and true – I’m living it now. I’m living the “Salt Life” with all the previous considerations about what salt is to a human, a community, and a culture. I see the “Salt Life” as what is essential for my own life, what I’m made of, how I’m no longer at war with myself, and how in all of my tears, I ache to preserve what I have at this moment, knowing all moments are fleeting. This “Salt Life” means an authentic representation of intuitively made paintings and mixed media works reflective of life change, life choice, and the appreciation of a mindful, open-hearted existence that embraces ridding of the unnecessary and honoring the authenticity of me.

Laurie Maves Guglielmi has always been an artist. She spent her childhood with her family in Freeport, Illinois, along with her larger-than-life imagination, always creating her own reality (often to the chagrin of her small town mid-western parents).  There was nothing more she wanted to do, than to make something out of nothing. And if she could make something beautiful, she saw herself as a superhero. While living in Denver, Colorado in the late 1990’s, Laurie took a leap of faith and gradually transitioned from her profession in the non-profit sector as an art therapist to that of a full time fine artist and live performance painter. After nearly two decades of living and working in the Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado, she relocated to the Sun Coast of Florida, where she currently resides in Sarasota with her husband, Ralph Guglielmi.

SPAACES Kick Off Party!

March  2019 

Show Included:

Artworks on View in SPAACES Main Gallery

SPAACES Opens STUDIO ONE with 3 Art Studios

Artworks on View in the New STUDIO ONE Gallery

Crowdfunding Campaign Kick Off March 1-31, 2019 

A Community Engaged Group Exhibition: 
Truly Valued: Who Am I? 

January 2019

The inspiration behind this exhibition came from the Andrew Edlin Gallery (with permission) in New York, who created, “Et Tu, Art Brute?” in November 2017. 

The curator Jamie sterns writes,  “What defines being an artist today? How does it feel to make art? Who is allowed to participate, and on what terms? This show has a very simple premise; we invited everyone—no matter their background, ability, level of success or anonymity—to contribute an original work of art.” 


Le Salon Tout Inclus: The All Inclusive Exhibition

November 2018

A Social Practice Group Exhibition

Inspired by the Andrew Edlin Gallery’s exhibition, “Et Tu, Art Brute?”in New York. The multi-tier, multi-media exhibition featured 66 local and regional artists of varying experience and medium. It celebrated a mix of outsider and professional art, endorsing equality, inclusivity and affordability in the context of contemporary art.


Elizabeth Sher: Evolving Revolving

April 2018 

A Solo Exhibition

Making Place

April 2018 

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

  • Curator, Sarah Viviana Valdez
  • Kieran Castano
  • Jesica Glas
  • John Dillard
  • Erin Hart
  • Ava Zelkowitz
  • Andrea Soldner

Bernd Haussmann: On Water

February 2018

A Solo Exhibition

Brittany Watkins: Something to Have

January 2018

 A Solo Exhibition

The World Within

December 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

  • Dee Hood
  • Dolores Coe
  • Meg Pierce
  • Marie Yoho Dorsey

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

November 2017 

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

  • Selina Roman
  • Noelle McCleef
  • Karen Arango

Organic Geometry 

March 2017 

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

  • Marianne Chapel
  • Laine Nixon
  • Cynthia Mason
  • Jill Taffet