When you first meet Carmella Jarvi, fire and water may not be the first things that come to mind. But once you get to know her and the passion she has for her artwork, fire and water will seem a very normal but very interesting conversation to have with her. I first met Carmella at an artist session sponsored by the Arts and Science Council and was captivated by her engaging manner and excitement about all things creative.
Carmella, an alumni of the McColl Center for Arts + Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, her artwork has evolved from women in water paintings to abstract explorations of water through warm glass – her primary focus since a trip in 2011 to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Artist is not the only title Carmella wears, since 2006 this artist – entrepreneur has perfected her “business of art” work by offering lectures, training, and business assessments to artists who are interested in learning how to sustain themselves. From gallery curator to arts blogger, Carmella is completely immersed as an artist. You can see her artwork currently on display at The Gallery at Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina.
Join us LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:30pm, January 31st for another Tea Time with Tenya, as we chat with Carmella about her artwork and how she has blended the ‘business of art’, into her creative life.
Tea Time, hosted by jazz musician Tenya Colemon, airs every other Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm via CharlotteCommunityRadio.org, CLTCRadi.org or use the Mixlr app where you can chat with our hosts and guests alike.