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Dear Members and Patrons

I want to update you on the status of the Art Center as we deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

As you know, out of an abundance of caution and in compliance with recommendations of public health officials, we canceled the last two plays of the season and the summer musical. This decision had a financial impact in excess of $76,000 due to lost ticket sales and the need to make refunds for tickets already sold. Part of this loss offset by the generosity of many of our theater patrons who donated the price of their tickets back to the Art Center. Thank you for your generosity and support for the Art Center.

Also, we deeply appreciate the confidence in our organization shown by those patrons who have contributed during this very trying time.

As a non-profit organization owned and operated by members, we do not receive government funding. Our primary source of income is the sale of theater tickets. We also receive some income from contributions and membership dues. When we are not presenting theater productions, we lose most of our income but our ongoing expenses for maintaining the two buildings on the campus continue. These include electricity, water and sewer, telephone and cable, necessary maintenance, insurance and the other costs of an ongoing business.

We also have a mortgage that was incurred when we built the theater. We had paid it down over the years and it is scheduled to be completely paid in a little over a year. We appreciate that our banker has worked with on temporary deferral of payments.

Currently, we are operating almost totally on our financial reserves, which we are fortunate to have due to prudent stewardship over many years. With a set built and a play ready for production, our current schedule is to resume theatre productions in September. In addition, we may do special productions if possible before then. We will continue to keep you updated on our status and plans. We are soliciting special donations to extend our reserves during this time the theater is dark, and we want to give recognition to those who donate. If you have already donated, thank you. If you have not donated and would like your name listed on the plaque as a supporter of the Art Center during this challenging period, mail contributions to P.O. Box 516, Hernando, Fl 34442, or click on the “Donate” button on the front page of our website at artcenterofcitruscounty.org.

Again, thank you for your patronage and support of your Art Center.

Mac Harris on behalf of the Executive Board

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Call For Art Entries Exhibit No. 2 Oct 30, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Call For Nature Coast Art Entries Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming Exhibit No. 2 for the 2019-2020 season. Open to everyone over the age of 18, two-dimensional artists are welcome to submit their work for this non-juried exhibit in the categories of Paintings: Oil and Acrylic, Graphics and Mixed Media, Paintings: Water Media and Photography: Black and White and Color.

Entries for the exhibit may be dropped off at the Art Center on October 30, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on December 11, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for members is $15 for two works, $30 for two works for non-members and $5 for each additional work up to five. Awards will be given in the above categories and artists may offer their works for sale. A complete prospectus is available on the Art Center website. The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed and Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and during every performance of the Art Center Theater through December 10. A complete schedule of events can be found on the website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ The Art Center Gallery is located at
2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida.

Citrus Cty Oct 2019 Exh 2

The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community. Member owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education and appreciation of the arts.

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Gallery Opening and Awards Reception Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Friday, Sept. 20, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

David A. D’Alessandris. Nonnas Tablecloth

The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed and Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and during every performance of the Art Center Theater. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ The Art Center Gallery is located at 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida. The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community. They are a member-owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education, and appreciation of the arts.

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Call to Artists for Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 Submissions Wednesday Sept. 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming Exhibit No. 1 for the 2019-2020 season. Open to everyone over the age of 18, two-dimensional artists are welcome to submit their work for this judged exhibit in the categories of Paintings: Oil and Acrylic, Graphics and Mixed Media, Paintings: Water Media and Photography: Black and White and Color.
Entries for the exhibit may be dropped off at the Art Center on September 18, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on October 2, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for members is $15 for two works, $30 for two works for nonmembers and $5 for each additional work up to five. Awards will be given in the above categories and artists may offer their works for sale. A complete prospectus is available on the Art Center website. Jurist for this exhibit will be Ocala artist David A. D’Alessandris.

David A. D’Alessandris. Nonnas Tablecloth

His award winning paintings, drawings, and mixed-media/ decorative arts have been featured in group/ solo exhibits and International Juried shows including Lynn Kottler Galleries, 225 Gallery, and DIFFA , New York City; Around the Coyote, Chicago, ILL.; Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA.; Shady Side Arts Festival, PGH. PA, .The Associated Artists of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, Pittsburgh, PA.; Greenburg Museum Of Art, Greensburg PA, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West VA.; Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL; Gallery 221, Boca Raton, FL; Gallery East, Webber Gallery (CF Campus) Ocala, FL., Kevro, Gallery, Delray, FL.; Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL; Marion Cultural Alliance, Ocala, FL.,FAFO, Ocala; FL., ArtRestoration, Dallas, TX, Artspace, Miami; FL.

The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed and Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and during every performance of the Art Center Theater through September 29. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ . The Art Center Gallery is located at 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida. The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community. They are a member owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and
visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education and appreciation of the arts.

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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