Category Archives: Local Art News

The Music Man Theatre Gallery Artist Velukutty Balakrishnan MD

Velukutty was born in the Indian state of Kerala which has been described as the ‘ Gods Own Country’ by the visitors. He moved to the U S A in 1975 and has been living in Citrus County for the past 34 years.

He is a self taught artist. He used to draw from a very young age. Velukutty took up oil painting seriously after his retirement as a physician. He has been trying to paint almost every day for the past 4 years. Painting is very relaxing, fulfilling and liberating affair for him.

He loves to paint the rolling waves with the splatter when it meets the rock in the evening light. Many mornings he is intrigued with the fleeting colors of the morning light over the clouds. He wants to paint it, but not always successful. He loves the fall colors, the mountain streams, the small waterfalls, and wants to paint the ripples of the waves which breaks up the reflections of the nature above.

He wants to bring a sense of reality in a convincing way in his creations. When he takes up the brush he is in a different world. “Not all of my work turns out to be acceptable.”

“I am still a student. There is lot of ground I have to cover in the field of art. My style is still evolving. I want to create visual poetry which appeals to the emotions rather than the intellect.”

Velukutty Balakrishnan MD
vbk1948@hotmail.com

The Art Center of Citrus County Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 5 Jurist Don Borie

The Art Center of Citrus County
Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 5 Jurist

Don Borie

Don Borie’s career in art spanned some 50 years in graphic design and drawing and painting. His art subjects range from astronaut to landscapes, while giving creative workshops in all art mediums. His specialty evolved into sketching, painting and illustrating people portrait and figure.

With a background in commercial art and illustration, Don’s work has appeared in The Artists Magazine, Colorado State of the Arts publication, Florida Times-Union Sunday Magazine, Longmont Times-Call, a requested piece by National Geographic Society offices, a commissioned portrait of astronaut Vance Brand and private collections across the country.

Exhibit No. 5 Drop off April 24, 10:00-2:00 Artist’s Reception: Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
Open to the Public • Refreshments served • Winning works announced

2644 N. Annapolis Ave, Hernando, FL 34442 artcenter@tampabay.rr.com www.artcenterofcitruscounty.org

Exhibition No. 5. Call To Artist! Nature Coast Exhibit 5: Drop off: April 24, 2019 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

The Art Center of Citrus County Announces Opening
2018-2019 Season Nature Coast Exhibit No. 5

Continuing our mission to promote local artist’s work through exhibitions, we are
happy to announce the opening of the Nature Coast Exhibition No. 5.
Call To Artist!
Nature Coast Exhibit 5:
 Drop off: April 24, 2019
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
 Pickup: May 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
 Entry fees: Members: $15 for 2
works; Nonmembers: $30 for 2
works; $5 for each additional
work up to 5

Art Center of Citrus County
2644 N. Annapolis Ave.
Hernando, Fl. 34442
352-746-7606
artcenterofcitruscounty.org

Artist Reception
 Friday, April 26 | 6:30 p.m.
 Refreshments served
 Winning works announced
 Theater attendees vote for
People’s Choice Award during
intermission
 Free and open to the public

Comedy: No Body Like Jimmy March 15-31 Call the Box Office for Tickets 352-746-7606

No Body Like Jimmy

Eloise Vanlandingham is running for Congress and a small gathering for potential donors is planned by Nigel, her less-than-scrupulous campaign manager, and her husband Ralph. Just before the first guests arrive Harold, Ralph’s college roommate, shows up at the front door with a problem: he’s driving around town with a dead body in his van and he doesn’t know what to do with it. The body arrives in the house just as the first guests arrive. What can they do? They dress the body up like a guest and call him Jimmy.

“No Body Like Jimmy” is a fast-paced farce about politics and about a dead body being the life of the party

Lunch & Learn: Louanne Headrick will be the presenter for “Make & Take Project” Tuesday March 12 • 1-3:00 pm

Louanne Headrick will be the presenter for “Make & Take Project”

Tuesday March 12 • 1-3:00 pm Refreshments & Presentation

A retired Hospice R.N. and a self-taught artist in oil watercolor, pastel, acrylic and mixed media, Louanne has taught beginning, intermediate and advanced watercolor classes at the Bonita Springs Art League in south Florida and the Naples Art Association. A Signature Membership in the Florida Watercolor Society and a holistic spiritual writer, she likes working with art and artists sharing what she knows and hearing what other artists know to be their truth about themselves and their works of art. Louanne will be sharing her knowledge and information on resources during this fun event.

Attendees will be provided all materials for this fun project using china markers, pen, conte crayons, and watercolor pencils

Suggested $5 donation for supplies, $7 for non-members