Light Paintings at Craft Kafe / by Linda Costa Cheranichit

 The friendly St. Pete crowd welcomed me and my light painting art this past Second Saturday at  Craft Kafe

The friendly St. Pete crowd welcomed me and my light painting art this past Second Saturday at Craft Kafe

On Saturday May 14th I opened my very first exhibit in Downtown St. Pete! It wasn't on the side of town were the classic trolleys take you on the grand tour of all the artsy hot spots, and although I couldn't join the masses that claim part of the famous "Second Saturday" art walk, I still felt pretty proud of myself. After having just moved to the area in December from Atlanta, Ga, in just mere months, I'm now a local studio artist at the Studios at 5663 in Pinellas Park, and I am showing my work in St. Pete proper, on Central Ave even! The feeling of gratitude at the luck and blessings coming my way is immense! I have a chance to share works that are near and dear to me with a brand new audience with hopes that the efforts will be received by eliciting an emotional reaction in the viewers, a soul connection to my light art. A few neighborhood regulars of Craft Kafe dropped by to meet me and to share their interest in the work, and on such an exciting night as Second Saturday with a billion amazing things to do downtown, as a complete stranger in a new land, I was received with open arms by art lovers who were curious, excited and truly engaged in the work. I couldn't ask for anything more. So thank you St. Pete for being so very nice, thank you Craft Kafe for your hospitality, I'm so very grateful to be introducing myself to such a warm and friendly audience, and I feel truly welcomed. My Light Painting Photography exhibited at Craft Kafe will remain up through June. You'll find small prints starting at $20 as well as larger prints ranging from $100-$750. Stop by for a gluten free treat, a delicious Kyoto Drip Coffee and let me know what you think of the art hanging on the walls of this wonderful space! Invite me to join you there for a coffee and a chat, and who knows, you may enter there an art lover and leave an art collector!