Join the DAAP’ers (Drawing and Acrylic Painters) every Monday from 12:00 to 3:30 at the Art Center for an afternoon of either drawing or acrylic painting with fellow artists with any skill level—beginner to advanced. Activities will include projects in drawing and acrylic mediums with tutorial help to DYOT (do-your-own-thing). Bring your own tools and materials, there will be fun projects and great camaraderie—so join us. All you need to do is be a member ($35 annually beginning Sept. 1 each year) by calling 746-7606 to register for the group or try it out as a guest for one visit and see how much learning and laughing in Art can be.
This Art Center member group specializes in portraiture. They meet every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to Noon year-round in the A&E Building.
The group paints with a different live model each week for a small fee from each member for the model. At the end of each session, a critique is held to support and improve the works. All levels of experience and media are welcome. The model sits for three 25 minute sessions with an additional 10 minutes if needed. New members are welcome. Join in the camaraderie of like-minded artists. Members check-in at the door and guests may attend for their first visit at no charge. The group leader is artist, John Bescher.
Tom Rogers, an artist and graphic designer from Inverness, is scheduled for a one-man show at the Art Center of Citrus County, located at 2644 N. Annapolis Drive in Hernando, from September 17 through 29, 2021.
Rogers’ work ranges from published cartoons to natural realism to fantastic otherworldly allegorical scenes reminiscent of the 16th century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch. Many of these warn of the environmental consequences of society’s obsession with production and consumption.
In addition to his personal works, Rogers provides original designs for many of his clients at Blue Herron Tees and Graphic Elite Printing, owned by Rogers and his wife Debbie. His upcoming exhibit at the Art Center has been curated by well-known local artist Jaret Lubowiecki.
Naturalist and Professional Expedition Leader to give a talk at the Art Center Camera Club
Tom Ritchie will be at the September 13th meeting of the Art Center Camera Club where he will give a talk and film demonstration of his recent expeditions. All are invited to this 7 pm meeting.
“Tom Ritchie is a professional expedition leader and naturalist who has worked in the field of expedition cruising since the middle 1970s. Growing up near the Everglades allowed him to spend his youth exploring the swamps, marshes, forests, and reef systems of South Florida, a perfect training ground for his life with Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. He has led ship-based expeditions to many of the far reaches of the globe, including Antarctica, the High Arctic, Patagonia, the Amazon River, Africa, New Guinea, Indonesia, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Australia, and many other wild and primitive regions.
Tom did his graduate work at the University of Florida in zoology, vertebrate paleontology, geology, and physical anthropology in the early 1970s. He met Lars-Eric Lindblad, the originator of expedition ship travel, right after he got his degree and has been exploring the world ever since. As a trained scientist, his passion for natural history and exotic cultures is fueled by his traveling way of life and he has created a museum collection of art and cultural artifacts, and natural objects from around the globe. As one might expect, the nature of these voyages commonly attracts serious photographers. Every Lindblad Expeditions trip includes at least one National Geographic Society professional photographer, who is on board to give presentations and advice. Tom has decades of experience with cameras, has published numerous photographs in books and magazines, but still considers his interest in photography as simply an enjoyable hobby.”
The Art Center is located at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. just off of Rt 486 in Hernando.
For more information call Jim Houle @ 352-422-2838
At this Lunch N’ Learn we will be using costume jewelry pieces to make works of art on fabric attached to a canvas or board. Sample ideas will be available but you are encouraged to use your imagination. One fun piece is to make a Christmas Tree arrangement or a group of flowers.
Items to bring if you can:
8 x 10 canvas or smaller (we will also have a few of these available)
Fabric to cover the canvas, sturdy enough to hold the jewelry pieces (we will have fabric available)
Pliers for removing pins, etc.
Glue gun (if you have one)
Old pieces of costume jewelry such as pins, pearls/necklaces, earrings, etc. (A lot of broaches will be available) Also if you like to work with a pattern, print a simple one from the internet.