Savery featured at 2009 Big Cat Rescue art show

Library displays paper creations

Published: July 29, 2009

PLANT CITY – A display at Bruton Memorial Library recently showcased the unique creations of paper sculptor Kelly Savery, a natural artist with no formal training.

Savery began her artistic journey 30 years ago as a form of therapy to keep her mind diverted from debilitating diabetic and arthritic pain.

"I spend so much of my time in pain and, some days, am barely able to move at all. I found myself spending time in front of the television and started working in paper just to try and keep my fingers flexible," she said.

The therapy evolved into the unique art form of making miniature paper sculptures of anything that caught her fancy; from a miniature dollhouse that took three months to complete, to 250 mobiles in paper and clay, to colorful contemporary works that resemble woven cloth.

Savery relocated from her native Connecticut to Plant City last year. She created a miniature dentist office for display at the American Dental Association's annual convention, and her work was featured at a 2009 big cat rescue show and art auction. She has a continuous display of miniature guitars at the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino on Orient Road in Tampa and recently added a sculpted glove in honor of Michael Jackson.

A new and ongoing exhibit of what she calls, "whimsical-art on-a-stick," a variety of paper and clay creations including ships, wildlife clowns and impressionistic works, opened July 21 at the Creative Native Gallery, 5307 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

For information, contact her at Kellysgallery @yahoo.com or go to http://kellysgallery.google pages.com/home.

Cheryl Kuck can be reached at wkuck@tampabay.rr.com.

http://plantcity2.tbo.com/content/2009/jul/29/pc-library-displays-paper-creations/

For the cats,

Carole Baskin, CEO of Big Cat Rescue
an Educational Sanctuary home
to more than 100 big cats
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL  33625
813.493.4564 fax 885.4457

http://www.BigCatRescue.org

Sign our petition to protect tigers from being farmed here:

http://capwiz.com/bigcatrescue/issues/alert/?alertid=9952801&type=CU

Free ways to join us and help the big cats:

Twitter:  Follow Me and be invited to enter our Animal Lover's Dream Vacation Giveaway!  http://twitter.com/BigCatRescue

This message contains information from Big Cat Rescue that may be confidential or privileged. The information contained herein is intended
only for the eyes of the individual or entity named above.  You are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, disclosure, and/or copying of the information contained in this communication is strictly prohibited. The recipient should check this e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Big Cat Rescue accepts no liability for any damage or loss caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail.

How much did you like this?

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Dallas Zoo nutritionists plan healthy, tasty menus

By KATIE MENZER – The Dallas Morning News kmenzer@dallasnews.com 10:23 PM CDT on Tuesday, ...

"BEARCAT" VS PUMPKIN !!

Big Cat Rescue is home to over 100 Lions, Tigers & Leopards, we are ...

Protesters Who Exploit Wild Animals and Hate Big Cat Rescue & Defaced Sign

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8

Today at Big Cat Rescue Oct 8 Who are the protesters out front of ...