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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Carrie Jadus and Mark Aeling

Bill DeYoung



Artists Carrie Jadus and Mark Aeling – the painter and the sculptor – guested on The Catalyst Sessions Wednesday, discussing their current and future projects.

For Jadus, that meant “Awakening Bodhisattva,” a massive new outdoor mural. Rich with detail and vibrant color, like all of Jadus’ work, the image of an impish black and white dog (whose name happens to be Bodhisattva) reclining a vast galaxy is across from (what else) St. Pete’s dog bar on Central Avenue.

For her husband, work continues on the eight-ton metal statue of aviation pioneer Tony Jannus that’s been commissioned for the new St. Pete Pier. Aeling takes us into the backstage area of MGA Sculpture Studio to show us how work on the full-sized 1914 “airboat” (due to premiere in October) is coming along.

The couple also talk frankly about how the ongoing Covid closures have affected their professional operations as part as the Warehouse Arts District Association.

Today on The Catalyst Sessions: Bay area jazz trio La Lucha, with a special “live” performance.

Streaming weekdays at 7 p.m. on the Catalyst Facebook page. All episodes are archived on our YouTube page.


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