NAPLES, Florida (October 7, 2022) – The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) and Palina Studio have partnered to feature the Little Artists Expo, a collection of art pieces created by student artists, on display at CMON through November 1.

Provided by Palina Studio, this exhibit features a collection of artworks created by “little artists” aged 5 – 12 under the instruction of artist and designer, Palina Chavez. All artwork was painted with watercolor with and without graphite sketches under Chavez’s instruction at Palina Studio.

The Little Artists Expo celebrates their student’s artwork by recognizing a winner for the 5 to 7-year-old artist category and the 8 to 12-year-old artist category. Victoria McHenry, 7 years old, won for her piece titled Abstract Geometry (pictured) and Juliana Molino, 12 years old, won for her piece titled Sunset Geography (pictured).

Chavez is a professional artist, designer, cultural promoter, book author and illustrator, mother, and educator. She dedicated her art and her talents to haute couture fashion on three continents before opening her studio in Naples. View Chavez’s artwork locally at Gallery One on 5th Avenue, Naples and online at

CMON welcomes this exhibit and believes that creating art is important to childhood development. The Little Artists Expo highlights the importance of art within the educational approach of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics).

Visit the Little Artists Expo presented by Palina Studio and exhibited at CMON now through November 1. This exhibit is included with admission. 

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About the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a brain-building powerhouse and Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station. Children can become a weather forecaster, a farmer, a chef, a fisherman, an artist, an architect or a veterinarian; explore the cold of an igloo, the whoosh of the wind, the sound of the sea, and the effects of gravity. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized. CMON offers a variety of interactive exhibits providing kids with education, play, learning, science, technology, engineering, inventions, space exploration, art, math, storybooks, creation, building, sensory, and child development.

Contact: Laura Bright
Chief Advancement Officer
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
239-260-1604 |