ARTISTS' STUDIO tOUR sATURDAY AND sUNDAY, jULY 13TH - 14TH
Take a tour into each artist’s personal journey of creativity! Stop in during the Tour and check out our Red Dot Sale and also see one of our artists at work in our new loft studio upstairs. Joyce Marie Lottinville will be demonstrating her quilting techniques. ******There will be some lovely light refreshments******
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Frank Barone - Artist Statement: I've always been interested in art and making art. While growing up I was inspired by my Uncle Nunzio. He was a self-taught artist who painted realistically but from his imagination. As a little kid I remember sitting beside him working on my watercolors while he worked on his. After high school I began a long academic detour into the sciences which led to teaching at a community college for a couple of years. In 1993 I started working part-time as a math instructor. This supported me as I studied art formally by taking painting and drawing courses at Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. I focused on figure painting and narrative painting. I have since participated in several local plein-air paint out events, namely the Annual Open Air Arts event in Melrose, Florida, the High Springs and the Kanahapa Gardens paint outs. I will often attend figure drawing or painting sessions. Painting and drawing from observation has always been a great challenge and love. I am currently a member artist of the Melrose Bay Art Gallery in Melrose, Florida.
AUGUST gUEST aRTIST - pHOTOGRAPHER, mICHELLE NAGRI
Michelle was introduced to a digital SLR camera in 2010 and immediately fell in love. Since then she's been honing her craft in order to find her voice and share her vision with the world. As a result she has received numerous awards and honors for her work, and has been juried into local, national, and international photographic Exhibitions. She enjoys nature and architecture as subject matters, and especially loves to abstract such environments in order to highlight the light, the shape, and the feeling of a particular location.
“Photography is a form of communication. I want people to see the beauty that surrounds them. I want people to notice the little details while taking in the big picture. When you look at my photos I want you to be inspired to wonder. What is this? Where was this taken? What am I looking at? What does this remind me of? How does this make me feel?"
In 2018 she completed her 365 Project, a personal undertaking in which she took a single unedited photograph and digitally manipulated that same photograph differently, everyday, for one year. Each day was a new approach, a new vision. A 232 page limited edition book was written on the project. In 2019 she was invited to be the Santa Fe College 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival as Poster Artist. An image from the 365 Project, #335, was the inspiration for the poster.
Michelle's latest series, titled "For the Love of Water", was started in 2019 as a way to bring greater awareness to our most precious natural resource - water, particularly bodies of water in her home state of Florida. Photographs will be taken at various locations around the state from springs to wetlands, from beaches to lakes. A selection of photos will then be combined into photographic paintings in order to highlight and accentuate the essence and beauty of a particular location.
Join us for Artwalk Gainesville. It is held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm. Our next Artwalk will be Friday, July 26th, 2019 On Display will be the Work of our August Guest Artist, Photographer Michelle Nagri