Category Archives: Paintings

2nd Annual “Abilities” Art Gala Friday, June 28th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The second annual Family & Friends Reaching for the Abilities (FFRA) “Abilities” Art Gala is a fine arts show for the developmentally disabled population. This invitational event, to be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the Art Center of Citrus County, is open to all artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The FFRA — Families and Friends Reaching for Abilities — a nonprofit organization, is all about public awareness of a situation that faces every community on earth. These mentally challenged adults, often referred to as “kids,” are generally cared for by their parents or guardians. The main concern and reason for the organization is to provide a meaningful life for these wonderful kids now, and to make plans for their well-being when their caretakers are not able to look after them.

FFRA has a monthly educational program for the parents and guardians, and a monthly art workshop for the kids. Both programs are designed to enhance the caregiving tasks and to expand the socialization activities for all of its members.

“Volunteers in the organization also take clients on informal outings and activities such as planting native plants at the wildlife park, making and flying kites and going to restaurants,” said Robert DeSimone, a 20-year board member. “They also learn to help the community at large by community service projects, and they helped a local veteran who needed repair work on his trailer home.”

According to DeSimone, these activities create awareness in the community.

The “Abilities” Art Gala is a regional, invitational, juried art show open to ARC organizations in Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and Marion counties. It highlights people who normally don’t get recognized for their talent and unique perspectives. It nurtures pride and growth, and builds relationships.

This event, held at the prominent venue, the Art Center of Citrus County, is a multi-day upscale event. There is an opening night invitational preview and pre-sale for exclusive buyers and collectors. You can mix and mingle with the artists and FFRA board of directors and committee members. Wine and cheese will be served at this dress-up occasion. Music will be provided by jazz pianist Sally Smith.

The art will be displayed in the gallery for the following four weeks for viewing and sale to the general public.

Participating artists may enter up to five original, signed pieces in any media at no cost. Art submissions will be accepted June 24-26 from 1-4 p.m. First-place winners get $100, second place wins $50 and third place wins $25. A People’s Choice award will take home $50.

For more information and to register, contact DeSimone at 352-628-5606.

http://ffracitrus.org/

“Make & Take Project” With Louanne Headrick Tuesday May 14 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm

“Make & Take Project” With Louanne Headrick Tuesday May 14 • 1-3:00 pm
Suggested donation for lunch: Members – $5; nonmembers – $10 Attendees will make miniature contour drawings enhanced with watercolor washes that result in an interpretive painting. Come and enjoy this fun, spontaneous and fresh approach to creating art. Attendees may bring subject matter such as small vases or interesting containers, at least three live or silk flowers. All other materials will be supplied.

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“Make & Take Project” With Louanne Headrick Tuesday May 14 • 1-3:00 pm

“Make & Take Project” With Louanne Headrick Tuesday May 14 • 1-3:00 pm
Suggested donation for lunch: Members – $5; nonmembers – $10 Attendees will make miniature contour drawings enhanced with watercolor washes that result in an interpretive painting. Come and enjoy this fun, spontaneous and fresh approach to creating art. Attendees may bring subject matter such as small vases or interesting containers, at least three live or silk flowers. All other materials will be supplied.

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

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