Elizabeth Dentato

Local artist finds passion for painting

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In many instances, as people age, some lose the desire to try new things. Others may simply feel that it’s too late for them to discover any hidden talents or to try something new. This is not the case for Susan Burke, however, who discovered she has the talent and passion for oil painting, only about four or five years ago.

Artist's sculptural ingenuity brings in business

Above: Mrs. Grout car by Scott Freeland; Below: Praying Mantis by Scott Freeland

Oftentimes when individuals think of a sculpture, they picture things like the classical Roman or Renaissance figures, hewn in great detail from massive blocks of marble. While these works are beautiful in their own right, stunning work is being completed by many modern day artists, like Scott Freeland. His subjects take their form, not through cut and polished stone, but rather foam and many other contemporary materials.

Eclipse Exhibit Open at PHSC Gallery

Many of us have always been fascinated by the wonders of the world around us. Among the many things in our world that have captured the interest and inspired the imagination of artists across time and space, are the stars. With new scientific discoveries being made all the time, one artist has used these discoveries to shape her representations of the world around us.

33rd Annual Art in the Park

33rd Annual Art in the Park

The 33rd Annual Art in the Park was a wonderful experience. I had the opportunity to go to the event this past Sunday, and was amazed at just about every aspect of the art show. Held at Tom Varn Park, local artists, as well as those from around the state and across the country, lined the paved walkway that meandered through the beautiful location.

Jan Knowles is the Projects Coordinator with the Hernando County Arts Council (HCAC), and has worked with Art in the Park for about 15 years. When we spoke, she explained some of the history behind the event and how it came to be.

Artful Possibilities Makes Brooksville Home

photography by Elizabeth Dentato

A source of creativity and art for over 4 years, Artful Possibilities was originally located in Spring Hill, but recently made the move to 414 E. Liberty St., in Brooksville. They had their grand opening on February 4th at the new location.

Michelle Margotta, the owner of Artful Possibilities, grew up in a ceramic business and has been painting ever since she was little. Her interest in painting grew, and she actually published 6 books on decorative painting in the ‘90s.

Dade Battle Reenactment: bringing history to life

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Photography by Elizabeth Dentato

This past weekend, shots rang out across the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, in commemoration of the 181st anniversary of Dade’s Battle. The actual battle took place just a little distance away from where The Dade Battlefield Society, Inc. performed the reenactment - the battle which started the Second Seminole War (that lasted 7 years).

Young Artist Raises Awareness of Mental Illness

Mental illness is something that impacts and affects more individuals than one may realize. Whether it’s a neighbor, a friend or the stranger walking past you in the street, chances are there are a number of individuals around you at any given moment who are fighting an internal battle. That battle may be depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, or other mental illness.

In fact, the CDC reported that from 2009-2012, more than 1 in 20 individuals ages 12 and older “reported current depression (moderate or severe depressive symptoms in the past 2 weeks).”

PHSC exhibit highlights the art aspect of architecture

photography by Elizabeth Dentato

Matthew Kurtz beside his piece on display at STEMworks.

When the word, “art,” is mentioned, many people may automatically think of painting, music, drawing, and so on. But, architecture can also be seen as a form of art. Not only does it takes imagination to create new and innovative designs and artistic talent to bring those ideas to life, but it can also be used to express or capture feelings.

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