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Carol Bennett

Carol Bennett, is a Hawaii based painter and glass artist. Bennett was born in California, she received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies in 1974 and another B. A. from the Art Center College of Design in 1978. Since 1990, she has lived in Kauai, her artworks in public places include: Rise and Drink, three 5 ft x 8 ft, oil and enamel on glass paintings, Hawaii Convention Center, 2001 Ocean Patterns, 180-foot-long mural, oil on birch ply, Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, 2002 Kanawai, two Italian glass mosaic tile murals, each 11 x 22 feet, Kauai Judiciary Building, 2005 Water: A Point of Departure, two acrylic on Dacron sail cloth, 8 x 26 ft. and 8 x 52 ft, Foyer and Passenger Queuing at Pier 2 Terminal, Honolulu Harbor, 2008-2009 Trigger Picasso Energy, 48 x 8 foot hand-painted colored vitreous enamels fired on float glass with gold leaf and photovoltaic solar cells, Hawaii State Art Museum, 2012 Cycles, fused glass and light-emitting diodes, on exterior of the James and Abigail Campbell Library, University of Hawaii–West Oahu, 2012 The Hawaii State Art Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are among the museums holding works by Bennett.

Bennett's paintings are related to water. They contain abstract passages representing reflections, as in Jewel

Little England (Gloucester, Virginia)

Little England is a historic plantation house located near Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia. The plantation dates to a 1651 land grant to the Perrin family by Governor William Berkeley. Capt. John Perrin built the house on a point of land overlooking the York River directly across from Yorktown in 1716 with plans reputed to have been drawn by Christopher Wren; the house was used as a lookout for ships during the Battle of Yorktown. It is a 2 1/2-story, five bay, gable roofed brick dwelling in the Georgian style. A 1 1/2-story frame wing was added in 1954, it has two interior end chimneys. The brickwork is Flemish Bond with few glazed headers. Little England is one of best preserved colonial plantation homes; the interior features some of the finest colonial paneling in Virginia. The house was restored in 1939, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Little England, State Route 672 vicinity, Gloucester County, VA: 1 photo at Historic American Buildings Survey Rosewell Plantation