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Neon Dreams and the Jenique Hendrix Experience at The Sharpie! by Linda Costa Cheranichit

Last month I had the unique opportunity to capture Jenique Hendrix's newest fashion collection at its debut at the Neon Dreams art opening at The Sharpie Gallery in Treasure Island, FL. Her surf inspired fashion line "Ride the Wave" uses materials usually reserved for active water wear in innovative and inspired ways, creating clothing that rides the line between what mod fashions icons like Twiggy were famous for, but with bold neon colors and a cutting futurist style that is more likely to be found in characters populating the world of the film Tron. It is fashion forward, inventive work. Jenique's energy is contagious and her creativity seems endless as she played the roles of model, designer, stylist and make-up artist for our shoot. The gorgeous models I had the pleasure of working with were of diverse backgrounds, sizes and shades, all hand chosen by the designer herself with intent and purpose. Even in the sweltering heat of Florida, it was pure joy creating these light paintings with this group of talented, creative, and gorgeous women! I hope to have done justice to such an exciting new collection and the glamorous women wearing the work, which I contrasted in against the neon lights of Treasure Island and the neon art work currently on view at The Sharpie Gallery. The Neon Dreams exhibit runs through the end of September. For more information about Jenique's fashion, modeling and acting you can contact the artist directly via her website . To purchase prints from this shoot, or to book your own light painting experience, contact me and let's make magic!

Looks designed, styled, and created by Jenique Hendrix.

Models: Jenique Hendrix, Chanda Am, Kimberly Mohamed, Melanie Perri, Courtney Haynes, Marianna Jazmine, and Mr. Phillip "Nitro" Bozeman.

Light Paintings created live during the Neon Dreams Opening by Linda Costa Cheranichit.

Location: The Sharpie Gallery, 11165 Gulf Boulevard, Treasure Island, FL 33706.

Neon Dreams by Linda Costa Cheranichit

Neon Dreams Art Show this Saturday, July 30th from 6-10pm, $5 entry includes drinks, food and entertainment!

Neon Dreams Art Show this Saturday, July 30th from 6-10pm, $5 entry includes drinks, food and entertainment!

I'm excited to share that The Sharpie gallery has included me in their group show Neon Dreams, opening this Saturday, July 30th at 6pm. My light painted photography and new paper cut pieces will be included among paintings, drawings and mixed media works by a variety of local talents. Jenique Hendrix will unveil her exceptional original fashions that glow with neon piping, reminiscent of a cross between twiggy and tron,  as we all enjoy the sounds of DJ Hammslice.  The event will be catered by Chef Felix's delicious palate pleasers, paired with complimentary drinks. I will be performing my live light painting photography with models throughout the night and sharing the resulting images via projections. The $5 entry fee covers drinks, delectable food, stunning visual art, live art experiences, musical beats, and an amazing time only footsteps away from the sand and sea. Neon Dreams opens from 6-10pm at The Sharpie: 11165 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL, 33706.

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!