On Friday, October 14, The Shop at Polk Museum of Art will be hosting a Trunk Show with jewelry artist Claudia Pandolfi Nodarse in conjunction with the public lecture by Humberto Castro.
Complimentary reception to follow thanks to The Art Project/Club Hispano de Lakeland.
Cash bar available.
In the early 80's, Claudia attended the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paul, Brazil, to study Business Administration, but soon followed her passion, enrolling in a series of Art and Fashion Design classes at the Panamerican School of the Arts, SENAC Escola Tecnica de Sao Paulo and Escola Paulista de Artes.
During the next decade, Claudia successfully designed her own line of clothing and ran her own business called "The Museum", an eclectic boutique with clients ranging from upscale business women to rock bands, in the urban metropolis of Sao Paulo.
After moving back to the US in the mid-nineties, she shifted her focus to creating intricate mosaics inlaid in hand carved wood paintings, which became her passion for the next fifteen years. She has displayed her work in galleries and participated in shows throughout central & south Florida, also catering to her architectural clientele.
Beginning in 2010, Claudia reached back to her roots in fashion, and since then has been focused on designing and metalsmithing her own line of jewelry.
She recently launched her Alchemical Line, which is being carried at the Orlando Museum of Art store, The White Wall Gallery in Altamonte Springs, and The Shop at the Polk Museum of Art. Her full spectrum of recent and prior collections are also displayed at her FAVO studio in downtown Orlando.