Best of the Books Sale at MCCA
Our very special art book collection will be on sale beginning October 1, 2016. Don’t miss your chance to purchase some enticing choices for art education and creative stimulation!
First Friday Art Walk
Village of the Arts
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Solo artist show
Mike Parrott – Acrylic Artist
October 7 – 27
Friday, Oct 7, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Mike Parrott is the featured artist at MCCA in the solo gallery from October 7 – 27. The opening reception is Friday, October 7, 6:00-9:30 pm., coinciding with the First Friday Art Walk in Village of the Arts, Bradenton.
Mike creatively paints coastal images on reclaimed wood, canvas, and more. He cleverly incorporates bright and bold designs with stark backdrops that allows the subject of the piece to come alive.
He was born in Lansing Michigan in 1963, and years later his family relocated to Bradenton, Fl. His parents discovered his artistic talents at a young age and encouraged him to study under Carol Shore at the Art League of Manatee County.
As a senior at Manatee High School, he was nominated for a Golden Herald Award in Art. He attended Manatee Community College and continued his art education.
Later, as a young adult, his grandparents taught him how to arrange and design flowers at their flower shop. After the death of his grandfather, he left school and took charge of the family flower shop full time. In 1997 the business was reopened as Mike Parrott’s Flowers, where he continues to provide his customers with beautiful arrangements.
During a span of 30 years, he put down his brushes to focus on his wife and raising their two sons. Since 2015, he has made a living by combining his two passions in life, painting and selling flower arrangements. His artwork reveals his love of the outdoors, as he continues to paint beach scenes, North Carolina landscapes, sea life, and reflections of glass or the water.
Musician, Howie Geo will entertain visitors on the veranda, by playing his didgeridoo “World Music”
October 7, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Please visit during regular business hours, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (except 1st Friday) and Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We’re open for the Village of the Arts’ art walks on the first Friday of each month 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
MCCA also showcases many local artistis’ mixed media works in the gift galleries.
For more information call us at 941-746-2223
during business hours.