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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.

Review: Over the River and Through the Woods

Family, Faith, and Food are three important themes in Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPietro, and the latest show at Stagewest Community Playhouse. It’s a play about life and the struggle for independence and autonomy versus love of family and tradition. It’s about human nature, our idiosyncrasies, and the choices we make.

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.

Local Talent Shines in Theatre Production

From left to right: Barbara Manuel, Pat Augustyniak, Sandra Roth, Carla Hayes, Valerie Ciaccio, Vince Vanni in "Nearly" Real House Wives of Hernando County

If you like spoofs of Reality television, broad farce and audience participation theatre, then The “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County is just the “ticket.”

Written by local author and playwright Jerry Cowling and directed by Vince Vanni, the show was a hit to the audience that attended the production Saturday evening, February 4. If you missed the play you’ll have a chance to view an encore presentation February 11.

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.

Mural Tour: Saturday Stroll

Saturday stroll mural was sponsored by James and Anna Covell, and designed and painted by Maurea Sleesman.

As you may have seen in our previous issue, during Brooksville’s Founders Week to celebrate the 160th Anniversary of the town, a number of wonderful events took place, including the Historic Mural Tour, which was led by Susan Rupe.

After we viewed the murals which depict the fire and police departments, the next mural on the tour Saturday Stroll painted in 2001, located on the A.L. Covell building at East Liberty Street and South Brooksville Ave. The mural was sponsored by James and Anna Covell, and designed and painted by Maurea Sleesman.

Theatre Review: "I do, I do"

photography by Claudia Salazar

Local actors Dorothy Ferguson and Keith Surplus play Agnes and Michael Snow in "I do, I do"

“Sometimes in the mornin' when shadows are deep
I lie here beside you just watching you sleep
And sometimes I whisper what I'm thinking of
My cup runneth over with love

Sometimes in the evening when you do not see
I study the small things you do constantly
I memorize moments that I'm fondest of
My cup runneth over with love”

Storm Drain Stenciling Eagle Scout Project Increases Awareness

Recently, the Hernando Sun published an article about reducing nitrogen levels in Florida’s water sources. In an effort to help the environment, protect wildlife, and bring awareness to these environmental issues, one Eagle Scout made it his mission to organize a project to call attention to responsibly handling waste materials.

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