On view through March is a stunning array of quilts from the Stepping Stone quiters, who share the Meeting Room with us in the Art Center. A friendly and productive group, they busily create the most beautiful quilts for special projects and for charity. Unsung heroes of "warm & cozy" creations, they are a cohesive group who enjoys creating and chatting and supporting each other in many ways. we are happy to be able to put their creations on display in the Hume Gallery of the Art Center.
"JACARANDA" - IN MEMORY OF SONDRA ANDRES
Sondra Andres joined the Sebastian river art Club, and this bloggers art class there in the Art Center, in October 2011, and we loved her from the start. She was adventurous (entertaining us with her stories of travels around the world), a jokester, and she certainly learned to love painting. She created several beautiful paintings during her short-lived life as an artist, and the below painting was the last subject she picked to paint, which she went at with her usual enthusiasm, painting through her pain, and all the time facing an ominous future. Never complaining, always making light of everything, she would take that brush and dip it in the brightest of colors, indicative of her personality and her zest for life. All her buddies at the Sebastian River Art Club were shocked and grieved at her passing in 2013. We all miss her sparkling smile and jovial personality still.
Some time after her passing her husband Ed stopped in and asked if one of her friends would please finish the Jacaranda painting for him. After passing the painting through 2 hands (myself being one, as I could not duplicate her brushstroke no matter how hard I tried), the third try was Peni Baker, "acrylic painter extraordinaire," who agreed to take on the tough emotional project. Peni not only finished it, but she has made it a tribute to Sondra's art-life. So we present the below acrylic painting, "Jacaranda," in memory of our beloved Sondra Andes. Pictured below is Peni and Ed Andres.
|"Jacaranda" acrylic painting by Sondra Andres & Peni Baker|
SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND AT RIVERVIEW PARK - DON'T MISS IT!
NANCY GALLIGAN AT INLET WINES
On Friday, March 14th, there was an opening reception for Sebastian River Art Club member Nancy Galligan. Nancy works at Crafts N' Such and is so helpful to artists and other visitors at the store. we are proud to represent her at Inlet Wines this month. Be sure to stop in and say "Hi" to owners Jessie and Daisy, and a special hello to Anthony--their right-hand man. Inlet Wines is in the shopping center at the corner of Roseland Road and US Hwy 1, next door to McDonalds. A nice place to stop for a glass of wine after dinner, or buy a bottle to enjoy at home. Exceptional selections of beer and wine, tapis and great art at Inlet wines.
|Artist Nancy Galligan and guest Eric Frederiksen with her exhibit in background|
Don't miss the free smock-painting demo/class at the Art Center, March 25th, at 11:00. Bring your own smock, acrylics if you have them, brushes, palette or plastic plate, water container, paper towels, and a smock (Inexpensive ones can be found at thrift stores).
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