Who knew a serendipitous encounter with a butterfly would launch someone into a new venture as an artist?
We are pleased to welcome Nadine Kalachnikoff and her exhibit titled, “Nadine Kalachnikoff Collection” on view through May 21st. The show will highlight Kalachnikoff’s playful three-dimensional collages featuring butterflies on canvas.
Kalachnikoff became inspired to try her own hand at creating art after a particularly bad day. “I went home, dove in the pool and started to ask my guardian angels to help me,” she recalls. “All of the sudden, I looked up and saw a little yellow butterfly. At the time it didn’t mean anything to me, except that I enjoyed seeing the butterfly,” she continues.
“Later that same evening, my husband came home and told me he needed a piece to adorn a wall in the restaurant that he was decorating.” Kalachnikoff then remembered that she had a canvas laying around that someone had given to her and she set to work creating not only one, but three pieces featuring butterflies for the restaurant wall. To her surprise, all three pieces were quickly purchased. “So I started painting more,” she says, “and I love it!”
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