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Art With A Purpose – Featured Artist

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Adult Living, Artist Corner | 0 comments

Art With A Purpose – Featured Artist

When God places a passion in your heart for something better in life, it not always starts with you. Artist Kenny Ruiz mother Mary Maldonado felt this way, and wanted the best for her children. She feared the worst living in Chicago and was concerned that they would be led into the wrong path in life.   After finding out that Kenny joined a gang in Chicago  at age 12, she decided that it was at the best interest for her and her five children to move to Florida.  Kenny stated, “With my parents divorce when we were just becoming teens It was...

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John Bayalis – Watercolor Artist – St. Pete, Florida

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Adult Living, Artist Corner | 0 comments

John Bayalis – Watercolor Artist  – St. Pete, Florida

John Bayalis is noted for his distinct, realist style and skill at handling contemporary themes and subject matter. His work has earned him acclaim from art critics and collectors throughout the United States. He has been the recipient of numerous awards in both national juried art shows and Fine Arts Festivals including Gaspirilla and Mainsail in St Petersburg, where he was also selected as the poster Artist. In addition his honors include an award of an individual artist’s fellowship grant and the selection for The Watercolor Page in...

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Greer Jennison | A stroke of genius Portrait Artist | Tampa, Florida

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Adult Living, Artist Corner | 0 comments

Greer Jennison | A stroke of genius Portrait Artist | Tampa, Florida

 M y work is a mixture of realism and artistic impressionism.  My  aim is to not only capture the likeness of the sitter but to express emotion and character in a moment in time—memorializing the client’s life, achievements and unique personality and creating a work of art that will be cherished as an heirloom by future generations. Born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, I have always loved art,   with a strong desire to draw since I was a  young child, and I knew in my  heart that I always wanted to be an artist. Self-taught since studying art...

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Contest Front Cover Winner: Photographer Zane Kuhle | Zane Kuhle Studio | Palm Harbor, Florida

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Adult Living, Artist Corner | 2 comments

Contest Front Cover Winner: Photographer Zane Kuhle |  Zane Kuhle Studio |  Palm Harbor, Florida

Photographer Zane Kuhle  owner of Zane Kuhle Studio, first picked up a camera at age 11. It was through the lens of an old Kodak 35mm  of his father that he learned he had an eye for Photography. He studied Photography and Art at USF, and his first job was to photograph a Calendar for the USF Sundolls. Over the last 25 years, he has Photographed an/or Videotaped hundreds of Weddings, Models, and People. Photographing Nature, Wildlife, and Fine Art Nudes are his passion. His work has been published in several National Magazines such as...

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Creations by Christina | Bradenton, Florida

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Adult Living, Artist Corner | 0 comments

Creations  by Christina   |  Bradenton, Florida

I enjoy creating beautiful jewelry out of all different elements: glass, precious metals and clay. I love creating beautiful things for myself, and for others to wear and enjoy, which I love to call “ART YOU CAN WEAR.” I started working with precious metals (gold and silver) and stained glass in college in the mid 1980’s, as I majored in Jewelry Design. I enjoyed working in those mediums for several years. Then I took a glass fusing and slumping class at a local stained glass supply store and became fascinated with the effects of fusing...

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Artist Carey Chervtch | Gyspy Thread | Dunedin, Florida

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Artist Corner | 0 comments

Artist Carey Chervtch | Gyspy Thread | Dunedin, Florida

I’m Carey, the Chief Gypsy… Gypsy Queen… Sole Gypsy of this Crazy Crafty Caravan… I’ve always been drawn to the texture and culture of life. Fabric is no exclusion. In fact, I find great comfort and satisfaction researching, learning about, feeling, and creating with interesting fabrics. Knowing how to sew is secondary. My newest adventure, Gypsy Thread, is only possible because of a medical condition forcing me to let go of my busy, stressful, corporate climbing life. Although having RSD/CRPS (a rare neurological pain...

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Artist Terry Pivinsky

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in Artist Corner | 1 comment

Artist Terry Pivinsky

I was born in Williamsport Pa. in 1950. I graduated from USF Tampa campus with a BA in Elementary Education and a minor in Science in 1972. I taught at Bauder Elementary in Seminole Florida from 1972-2002. While teaching I returned to St. Petersburg College at nights to work on my Art/Art Ed degree during the 1970’s/80’s. I exhibited at the Mainsail Art Festival in 1979,’81,’83 and ’84 in the Vanguard category, which featured avante garde and environmental installations including: a 12ft giant kaleidoscope, a huge solar sundial, large...

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Artist Sheree Rensel

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Artist Corner | 1 comment

Artist Sheree Rensel

A little girl stood in the vestibule of an small Detroit home. Her father told her to wait while he went into the house to talk to his brother. Being mischievous, the girl tiptoed forward and peeked through the windows of the French doors. Overcome with curiosity, she reached up and opened the door to reveal a large living room with no furniture. There was an easel and the walls were lined with canvases. The smell of turpentine and oil paint enveloped her. The first thought that came to her childish mind was “I am not sure what my uncle is...

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Artist Charles Marton

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Artist Corner | 0 comments

Artist Charles Marton

Charles Marton was born born in Budapest, Hungary where he graduated from the Institute of Fine & Applied Arts as a graphic artist. He worked for “Mafilm” the Hungarian film studio. Later he created advertising graphics for a major publishing house where his illustrations were published in many newspapers and magazines throughout Hungary. In 1984 he moved to Upstate New York and since 1993 he resides in Florida. In 1998 an architectural rendering of his, featuring Stetson University’s new library building in Gulfport, Florida was...

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Artist Sessie Welzien

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Artist Corner | 0 comments

Artist Sessie Welzien

I started sewing when as a child my mother would give me scraps of fabric and I learned to sew little doll clothes. They were very happy times for me so naturally kept up the hobby as I grew. I took home economics in school (do they still have these in schools today?) and that further made me determined to start sewing my own clothes. I eventually started quilting and that gave me such gratification that I continued to teach myself everything about it. I made quite a few quilts as presents for new babies and my family. It was just a few years...

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