Chairs 4 Charity 2018
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Carlos Navarro is one of the co-hosts for “The Monsters in the Morning,” a talk radio show on WTKS-FM Real Radio in Orlando that is also heard around the world on iHeartRadio.
Carlos’ 19-year entertainment career spans multiple media forms including radio, TV, film, video games and stand-up comedy. He has appeared on many different TV shows and films. His recent acting work includes commercials (Bud Light, Purina, Cash America, First Choice Hotels & Disney), TV Shows (Prison Break & Graceland) and the big screen (Identity Thief). He is currently playing “Alvaro” on the hit AMC TV series “The Walking Dead,” and he also plays “Mateo” on the new season of “Bloodline” on Netflix.
Meet the artists
Sara is a mixed media artist based in Orlando. Growing up in an artistic family, she has been painting and creating art in different forms since childhood. Sara began experimenting with epoxy resin and inks to make abstract paintings and refurbished furniture. Her work is influenced by colors and their attachment and influence on our emotions. She often creates abstract depictions of subjects in nature and science including flowers, the ocean, space and cellular shapes. www.saraberlinart.com
This is Amber’s fourth year as an artist for Chairs 4 Charity! Interior Design spoke to Amber Clore from an early age. Oftentimes you would find her rearranging the 12×14 bedroom she shared with her younger sister. Even back then, her goals were becoming clear: to create a comfortable and functional space in which to love and live well. Little did she know what started out as an elective class at Lake Mary High School would culminate into a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, grow into a prominent interior design business and become an active member of her community. Along with her degree and opening A.Clore Interiors in 2012, Amber is a Florida NCIDQ licensed interior designer (#ID6200) and member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She currently serves as the 2017-2018 ASID Florida North president and is also a member of the ASID Legislative Council. Amber’s goal for ASID is to advocate the profession of Interior Design and continue to further develop her knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the industry.
Amber and her team at A.Clore Interiors have had the pleasure to work with several NBA and NFL athletes, elected officials, Disney/Celebration resorts and several commercial businesses to make their design dreams a reality. Because her transformations are visually striking, functional, and timeless, Amber’s success has been showcased on several design shows and renowned media outlets such as HGTV, Houzz.com and Bloomingdales. You may recognize her from Good Day Orlando on Fox 35 in which Amber shows viewers all the design trends, tips and tricks. Amber’s passion for helping others speaks volumes in the community. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Mary and works closely with youth to help encourage good will. She also volunteers her time at Seminole State College serving on several committees to raise funds for student scholarships and alumni efforts. Her youthful energy and mature sense of style have created a niche in Central Florida and the design world.
Maxine and her husband, Kirt, co-own the popular Orlando restaurant Maxine’s on Shine. In 1979, Maxine was crowned Miss New York State for the Miss World pageant. Earhart is a former fashion model having traveled the world walking runways for top designers such as Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, in association with the Seminole Cultural Arts Council (SCAC), recognized Marla E as Seminole County’s 2016 Artist of the Year. The award and proclamation were presented to Marla E at the commission meeting in commission chambers in Sanford. Each year, the County Commission selects an individual (performer, visual artist, historian or author) who is a resident of Seminole County and has contributed time and talent for the enrichment of Seminole County.
Marla E’s unique sculptural paintings are on display in shows, galleries and private collections around the world. Her popular work often combines unlikely objects, providing an element of surprise. Marla E studied fine art at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and graduated from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Her work has been featured in major Florida venues, including Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Osceola Center for the Arts, The Orlando Museum of Art, Casselberry Art House, Casselberry City Hall, Lake Mary City Hall, The Mayors Gallery located in Orlando City Hall, Maitland City Hall and Art Basel Miami.
Marla E’s paintings have appeared in national television ad campaigns and on television and movie sets. Her work has been included in American Art Collector. Marla E’s Groove Series was purchased as part of the permanent public installation for the CNL Center II building in Orlando, Florida. Marla E was also featured in a filmed documentary for CNL. Art Park Gallery in Rhodes, Greece, accepted Marla E for the International Artists Exhibit.
Marla E received a Professional Development Grant from United Arts Of Central Florida for her show ”The Urban Plaster Experience” on view at Casselberry City Hall. Marla E was among the 10 artists chosen to represent CSX and the city of Orlando in public works, and her Urban Plaster piece, “Journey To the Future of Orlando,” now resides in Orlando City Hall.
In 2015, two of Marla E’s paintings were chosen to wrap the One Eleven building owned by Lincoln Properties in downtown Orlando. The art was reproduced four stories high, unveiled to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and will be up for five years.
Marla E lives in Altamonte Springs with her three Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs and the bravest cat in North America. She opens her studio every Sunday afternoon for her popular art workshops.
Dora received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Fine Arts Center University of São Paulo in Brazil as a plastic artist. Dora is following the path initiated by her grandfather, a sculptor. Since childhood, Dora has demonstrated her skills in the world of plastic arts through drawings and craft techniques.
She joined the art world in 1974 when she began painting more frequently using techniques learned at the university and through the information exchange in pursuit of her artistic identity. Her artistic identity is based on freedom of expression in the development of her own artistic instinct – previously self-taught by heritage. Dora’s paintings range from landscapes, marinas, art nouveau, portraits, sexy models, trompe l’oeil, 360-degree dimensional painting, glass and rusty mirrors.
Since 2002, Dora has participated in more than 150 exhibitions around the world, including North America, Europe and South America. Some of her exhibits have been featured in the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, France. Her work worldwide has garnered more than 50 awards.
Dora is associated with a long list of professional art organizations globally.
Nowadays, she’s dedicated much more of her artwork to humanitarian programs and charities.
Holly Mass is an Orlando-based artist specializing in acrylic, oil and multiple mediums. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, she was destined to love bright lights and entertainment. Her inherent aptitude for the arts was imparted by her father and grandfather, both of which had great drawing ability as well as building expertise. Due to her father’s military service, she and her family moved frequently, but most of her childhood was spent in Panama City, Florida. Here her mother enrolled her in piano, dance and art lessons; thus, her need for arts was continually supported.
After moving to Orlando, Florida, she excelled in her schooling and focused on the arts, as well as French and interior design. She went on to acquire her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Seminole State College where her skill was fine-tuned, and the valuable knowledge passed on from her teachers made a lifelong influence. Once graduated, she participated in multiple shows. Due to her roots in Christianity, she feels her purpose is to use her artistic gift for humanitarian works. She has donated pieces to auctions whose proceeds went to pancreatic cancer research, animal safe houses, and local charities that help families in need.
Benjamin Sawin’s creations have elements to them that are distinctly his own, but he has the ability to produce something that could appeal to any taste. Using a plethora of media, he is able to create artwork that is beautiful, yet edgy, and completely unique. Benjamin’s art has been described as low-brow, dark, and classy. Everyone has their own take on it though, as it cannot be pigeon holed.