Fort Myers, FL – In the month of August, DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts is showcasing the art textile artist Kasara Castell Whelan. The opening reception is scheduled for Friday, August 5, 2022, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm, in conjunction with the monthly Fort Myers Art Walk event. The exhibition will be on display through Sunday, August 28, 2022.
Castell Whelan is an Artist feltmaker and a Texture lover. She is a member of the NEFG (Northeast Feltmaker Guild) and has a background in art and sales. She has a degree in Etching (Aguafuerte) and Textile Design. The artist has been living and working in USA for 22 years, finally settling in Southwest Florida.
After organizing Peru and India exhibitions back in birth country of Argentina, Castell Whelan discovered her true rooted passion for Tapestries. From weaving to felting and recently paper, she plugged herself to find ways to express her emotions and love through this style of art. Her life wasn’t exactly a path of roses, as she explains; finding ways to learn new techniques wasn’t an easy task. Most of the art the artist displays is self-taught and created via hours of trial and error. “I’ve been fortunate to take lessons from great teachers throughout my life that have truly impacted my learning in a positive way and helped guide my development when life took sudden turns.” – says the artist, who also has an avid interest in reading and learning about old civilizations and their mystics ways. “Learning how they [old civilizations] viewed life hundreds of years ago, the circumstances they faced and the knowledge they passed on to generations to come are topics that constantly inspire me to create new art that is normally concealed in my work.” – concludes the artist.
Art lovers, collectors and enthusiasts are invited to meet the artist during the Fort Myers Art Walk reception, scheduled on the first Friday of August from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.
DAAS CO-OP Art Gallery & Gifts is located at 1815 Fowler Street, in the Butterfly Estates complex in Fort Myers, FL. The gallery’s business hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. More information about the venue can be found at daascoop.com or by calling 239-590-8645.
1815-3 Fowler Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 3pm