Monday, March 7, 2011

January-February 2011 Newsletter

Art Club Of Belleview Newsletter

Our art club was established to have fun, and to promote art in the Belleview area. Our membership is $12 per year. If you would like to meet new friends, chat with other artists or promote your art, come see us. Our meetings take place the first Friday of each month at 4 p.m at the Belleview Library. We are open to new ideas and enjoy meeting new people. You'll love our friendly atmosphere, we are looking forward to seeing you.

Businesses exhibiting work from the Art Club of Belleview:Independent Bank
10990 S US Hwy 441

Community Bank
10131 S US Hwy 441

Belleview Chamber of Commerce
5301 SE
Abshier Blvd.

Cal's Place
11007 SE 66 Ter.

State Representative Kurt Kelly Office
5612 SE Abshier Blvd.

Blue Water Colon Care and Therapeutic Massage
SE 113th St.

Voice of South Marion
5516 SE 113th St.

Community Links
9977 SE 58 Ave.

B.D Beans Cafe
5148 SE
Abshier Blvd.

Humane Society of Marion County
701 NW 14th Rd.

Mary Fox Tax & Acounting
5608 SE 113th St.

The Cornerstone Team
KellerWilliams Realty
Spruce Creek South

Goin' Postal Belleview
11787 S US Hwy 441

Solar Trek
202 SE 33 Rd. Ave., Unit C

Liberty Tax Service
5518 SE Abshier Blvd.

Goin' Postal
3535 SE Maricamp Rd., Suite 505
Cedar Shores Plaza, Ocala

Don Notthingham & Assoc.
11415 SE 62 Ave

Ocala Affordable Airconditioners, Inc
11797 S US Hwy 441

Edward Jones
5900 SE Abshier Blvd.

Capt'n Jack's Boat Brokerage
S US Hwy 441

Famous Artists Quote

"Colour and I are one. I am a painter." - Paul Klee, 1914.

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary" - Pablo Picasso

"Creativity is . . . seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God." - Michele Shea

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Art Club Of Belleview April 2011 at City Hall in Belleview. The Art club of Belleview, with cooperation with Belleview City Hall , is organizing an international art exhibition "Colorful world around us" for children and students 6-18 years old. The art works will be divided into three categories: 6-9; 10-14; and 15-18 years.Art Club Of Belleview
Drop off days are March 20, 21,19,20,24, at the Chamber of Commerce in Belleview
Please note that we are accepting one picture of each participant. Each piece should be sign and have tag with name, age, school ( or phone number when particip...ant can be reached) Each art work should be unframed and signed on the back with full name and age , address and phone number .Winners will be announced April 10, 2011

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Famous Artist Biography:

born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón - Coyoacán, Mexico - 6th of July, 1907 / Died 13th of July, 1954

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of Mexico's most famous artists. Well known for her self portraits emphasizing her inner struggles, Kahlo managed to gain fame with both her artwork and her public persona before her death in 1954.

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 as Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderon in Coyoacan, Mexico to Guillermo Kahlo and Henriette Kaufmann. Her father was of German descent, having changed his name from Wilhelm to the Spanish equivalent, Guillermo, upon his arrival to Mexico in 1891. Frida later acknowledged her German heritage during World War II by spelling her name as Frieda, the German equivalent to Frida.
Having two older older sister and one younger, Frida grew up in a home filled with feminism, despite the unhappy marriage between her parents. At the age of six, Frida contracted polio. Although she recovered from the disease, it left her right leg obviously thinner than her left. Later in life Frida would wear long skirts to cover the deformity.
Frida Kahlo attended local schools and, at the age of 15, was enrolled in Preparatoria, a primary school. During this time and throughout her childhood, Kahlo witnessed the Mexican Revolution evolve around her. It was so close, in fact, that she remembered the gunfire and revolutionaries hopping into her yard to take cover. She also witnessed extraordinary violence, much of which stayed with her throughout her life.
On September 17, 1925, Kahlo was involved in a serious bus accident and suffered several injuries including a broken collarbone, broken spinal column, broken rigs, a broken pelvis, and eleven fractures in her right leg. A metal handrail also impaled her, damaging her reproductive capabilities. Although she fully recovered her ability to move and function, Kahlo was plagued by pain for much of her life.
Although she originally wanted to study medicine, the accident left Kahlo with a new desire to study art. While in recovery, Kahlo began painting full time in order to focus her attention away from her pain. She began painting self portraits due to the solitary state of her recovery and constant immobilization. Her paintings began reflecting more than her outside appearance and she wanted them to represent her inner conflicts as much as they represented her outer body.
As an artist, Kahlo admired and respected local muralist Diego Rivera and solicited advice on art. They fell in love as a result of their correspondence and married in 1929 to the disapproval of Kahlo's mother. They were nicknamed "the Elephant and the Dove" due Rivera's large size in comparison to Kahlo's petite figure.
Although Frida Kahlo is well known as a famous artist, she and her husband were also notorious for their troubled marriage and extramarital affairs. Kahlo had affairs with both men and women and, although Rivera was tolerant of her affairs within her same sex, he was jealous of her relations with other men. Rivera, for his part, had an affair with Kahlo's younger sister, Cristina. Kahlo and Rivera divorced in 1940 but remarried later that same year. Their second marriage was no less tumultuous than the first.
Kahlo and Rivera travelled to the United States for exhibitions of her work in Detroit, New York, and later in Paris. The couple eventually returned to Mexico to settle down and continue painting.
It was during this time that Kahlo and her husband housed Leon Trotsky and his wife as they fled from Stalin's regime in the Soviet Union. It became known after some time that Kahlo had an affair with Trotsky and the man and his wife eventually moved out.
Frida Kahlo died from a pulmanry embolism on July 13, 1954, having spent the last year battling various illnesses and physical problems (including the amputation of her right leg). During her life Kahlo painted 143 paintings, including fifty-five self portraits. Her works are well known for their symbolic realism and her ability to incorporate traditional Mexican styles into her work.

Art Club of Belleview's Artist Member of the Month

Bill Marder

In the 1950s Bill Marder, was among the first to utilize photography as a method of photographing the advertiser’s merchandise for producing catalogs, controlling the photography and printing processes from beginning to the end. In 1970 he moved to Hollywood Florida to help manage Dukane Press, part of International Silver Company. with one of the worlds largest in house photography and printing facilities that included the earliest scanners and computers.

During the 1970s Bill Marder entered in the collecting field of photography, authoring numerous books and articles on the history of photography. Most of these were illustrated with his own photography. His largest book, Anthony, The Man, The Company, The Cameras, 365 pages, and over 1000 illustrations were co-authored with his wife Estelle. The forward was by the noted historian and photographer Beaumont Newhall. This book was acclaimed in numerous reviews for its superb documentation, research and photographs on the history of photography. Marder’s book The History and Technique of a New Diffusion Process, utilized an instant paper negative process, (before Polaroid) which Bill Marder pioneered along with taking photographs using the large wood cameras 8x10 to 20x24 from his collection. Bill Marder has traveled throughout the United States, including the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Canada, France and England lecturing on the history of photography. In 1984 Marder’s historic collection of cameras and his new Anthony book were on display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

In the 1990s with the entrance of the first digital camera, Bill Marder was one of the first to own, learn and develop techniques for use with his Mac computer.

In 2006 Bill Marder was the only photographer with 3 other women Artists selected from a number of entries from Florida to exhibit their work at the 2006 Biennial at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida. At the present time in the year 2009, he now uses 2- Panasonic 10 mega-pixel digital camera for his photographs along with his primary software, Painter 7 and Adobe Photoshop CS 2. He prints on 2 converted 6 color Epson 1280 printers, one for B&W and one for Color utilizing special archival carbon pigment inks. With his newly developed archival 'Photographic Art Pigment Process', Bill Marder is able to create original photographs on canvas or other art papers in Color or Black and White that outlast previous processes of photography. He has defined his work as a new advance in the many processes of Photography. Marder will be experimenting in 2008 and 2009 with newer creative techniques.

Marder’s works have been and are now in galleries in Belleview, Ocala and Gainesville and Tampa, Florida, as well as Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, New York City and Port Jefferson, New York, Williamstown, Mass as well as in a number of private collections.

Marder has received numerous awards and acclaims for his technique and mastery of digital photography and large archival canvas works. His new 237 page, documented book, Indians In The Americas, The Untold Story has recently been published with excellent reviews for its extensive (780) endnotes detailing the struggles of the American Indians. It is filled with over 1000 photos and illustrations including many of his American Indian photos.

Bill's email is: and website:

Art Club of Belleview

Art Club of Belleview

Exploring interesting techniques in art:


The design is drawn or painted on the polished, or grained, flat surface of a stone, usually Bavarian limestone, with a greasy crayon or ink. The design is chemically fixed on the stone with a weak solution of acid and gum Arabic. In printing, the stone is flooded with water which is absorbed everywhere except where repelled by the greasy ink. Oil-based printer's ink is then rolled on the stone, which is repelled in turn by the water-soaked areas and accepted only by the drawn design. A piece of paper is laid on the stone and it is run through the press with light pressure, the final print showing neither a raised nor embossed quality but lying entirely on the surface of the paper. The design may be divided among several stones, properly registered, to produce, through multiple printings, a lithograph in more than one color. A transfer lithograph (French, autographie) employs the same technique, but the design is drawn on special transfer paper and is later mechanically transferred to the stone. A zincograph is the same technique, but employing a zinc plate rather than a stone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Art Club of Belleview Presents



9 AM – 3 PM


Local artists will be showing their work around Lake Lillian. Entertainment of all kinds will be provided all through the day. There will be food vendors as well. Come out and enjoy the day!

This is FREE to all artists displaying their art. Craft booths will be charged $5,

Food Vendors will be charged $25. The booth space will be 12 x 12. We will not provide tables, chairs, or tents. That will be your responsibility.

If you want more than one 12 x 12 space, the cost will be only $5 for another space.

For information, or an application, please call Daniela Banatova at 245-4728.

Applications must be in by Friday, November 5, 2010.

Here are just some of the activities that will happen throughout the day

Artist Booths – art will be judged and awards given

Craft Booths

Live music





Face Painting

Funniest Dog Dress Up Show – all profits will go to the Marion County Humane Society


Belleview Art Festival Application
Saturday, November 13, 2010
9 AM – 3 PM
Lake Lillian Park, Belleview, FL 34420

Name or Business Name______________________________________
Address ___________________________________________________
City, State, Zip ______________________________________________
Phone ________________________ Cell_________________________
Email: _____________________________________________________

Your booth space will be 12 x 12. We will not provide tables, chairs, or tents. That will be your responsibility. If you want more than one 12 x 12 space, that will cost anyone only $5 for another space.

____ Artist Booth – Free (for one booth space) Type of art ____________________________

____ Craft Booth – $5.00 Type of craft __________________________

____ Food Vendor $20.00 Type of Food __________________________
____ Additional Booth Space $5.00 Need Electricity ____________

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE _____________ (Please make check payable to “Art Club of Belleview”)

I agree to indemnify the Art Club of Belleview or anyone connected with the show and exhibit and hold them harmless against all actions, claims, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses which, in any way may arise in connection with or resulting from Belleview Art Festival, including claims for bodily injury or death of persons, and for loss of or damage to property, whether the same is due to negligent act of omission of this organization, their agents, employees, or otherwise.

Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _____________________

Set up for the Belleview Art Festival will be the morning of the festival. You can bring your vehicle
to your space to unload your items, but all cars must be out of the Festival booth area by 8:30 am.
Please mail this application and money to:
Art Club of Belleview
C/o Daniela Banatova
11782 SE 99 Terrace
Belleview, FL 34420

Application must be in by Friday, November 5. You will be able to find out where your booth will be on Saturday when you come to set up your booth. Someone will be at the large pavilion with the booth layout and will be able to direct you to your booth space.

Please make a copy of this application for your records before sending it to Daniela.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

April 2010

Famous Artist of the Month: Sybil Andrews

Sybil Andrews biography

Sybil Andrews’ work has met with wide critical acclaim and ever increasing popularity. Her colour linocuts were featured extensively in the 2008 Fine Arts, Boston / Metropolitan, New York British Prints From the Machine Age - Rhythms of Modern Life 1914–1939 exhibition, and her work is held in major collections around the world.

Sybil Andrews’s interest in art began whilst working as an oxyacetylene airline welder in the First World War. During this time she took John Hassall’s* art correspondent course which introduced her to a number of different artistic media.

After the War she returned to her birthplace, Bury St. Edmunds, in Suffolk. Here she met Cyril Power who would influence her work, and with whom she would share a workshop for much of her early working life. They would also later collaborate on commissions from The London Passenger Transport Board, jointly signed with the pseudonym ‘Andrew Power’.

Wishing to pursue her interests in art Andrews enrolled at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, London. But it was not until she became school secretary and attended Claude Flight’s linocut classes at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art that Andrews really found her métier, and she quickly became another acolyte of Flight’s enthusiasm for the colour linocut.

Whilst Andrews’ works evidence this assimilation of Flight’s formal language, they often depart from a depiction of the kinds of subjects – the dynamism of the modern world, its concern with speed and with technological advances – that Flight encouraged. Instead, Andrews more often sought to capture the rhythms and living movements of the human figure. She explored various sporting activities to this end, including football, horseback riding and motorcycle racing, as also activities associated with men’s physical work.

During the Second World War Andrews worked in a shipyard where she met her husband, and soon after (1947) the couple emigrated to the remote logging town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Canada. Here she achieved a large following which lasted well into the 1950’s. In the ‘60’s she fell into obscurity, but was rediscovered in the 1970’s. She died in 1992 leaving a body of work totalling almost 80 linocuts.

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Art Club of Belleview Artist of the Month

James Dentici

James is from Long Island, New York, where he was a supervisor for the New York Telephone Company for many years. After moving to Florida in 1995, he became interested in photography, which became one of his hobbies, along with fishing.

James and his friends are always ready to look for some unusual photo opportunities to shoot, whether it be day or night, they're always ready with their cameras. Some of James' photographs have been displayed in local businesses in and around Belleview, Florida.

You can contact James at 352-821-3767 or email him at

Famous Artist Quotes:

Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
Georges Braque

What moves men of genius, or rather what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
Eugene Delacroix

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
Frida Kahlo

There is no must in art because art is free.
Wassily Kandinsky

Exploring New Techniques In Art:

Click on the above hotlink to learn a little about 'street art'. Graffiti is not just defined as writing or drawing on a train car, wall or some other type of object...Graffiti has grown into an expression of counter-culture. Some very creative energy and skill is in this mostly urban brand of art. There is a lot more than meets the eye!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Membership application

Art Club of Belleview
Membership Type: Individual Family

Name: Phone: (................................................................ )



City: State: .................................................................................................................

Zip: .....................................................................................

E-mail: ...............................................................................

Artistic Interests:

The Art Club of Belleview is a non-profit organization with a dedicated purpose of promoting the arts. By signing this application, you and your family agree to abide by all club rules and to hold the Art Club of Belleview faultless, legally or otherwise, for damages suffered by you or your art while participating in any Art Club of Belleview meeting or event. The Art Club of Belleview reserves the right to terminate any membership, for any reason, at any time upon a fifty-one percent, (51%), majority vote of the board of directors. By signing this form, you agree not to sue the Art Club of Belleview, any member or any officer thereof, for any reason. The Art Club of Belleview board of directors and membership shall not be held liable for financial obligations or debts incurred by any member. Dues are $12.00 per year for individual or family memberships. Completed applications along with checks, payable to The Art Club of Belleview, should be mailed to:
The Art Club of Belleview
c/o James G. Dentici, Treasurer
17171 S.E. 165th Avenue Weirsdale,
FL 32195
Please call James or Carol at 352.821.3767 for membership information.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Businesses exhibiting work from the Art Club of Belleview:
Independent Bank-10990 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Community Bank-10131 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Belleview Chamber of Commerce -5301 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Cal's Place-11007 SE 66 Ter. Belleview
State Representative Kurt Kelly’s Office -5612 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Blue Water Colon Care and Therapeutic Massage-5251 SE 113th St. Belleview
Voice of South Marion-5516 SE 113th St. Belleview
Community Links-9977 SE 58 Ave. Belleview
B.D Beans Cafe -5148 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Humane Society of Marion County-701 NW 14th Rd. Ocala
Mary Fox Tax & Accounting-5608 SE 113th St.Belleview
The Cornerstone Team
KellerWilliams Realty
Spruce Creek South
Goin' Postal Belleview-11787 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Solar Trek-202 SE 33 Rd. Ave., Unit C Ocala
Liberty Tax Service-5518 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview
Goin' Postal-3535 SE Maricamp Rd., Suite 505 Cedar Shores Plaza, Ocala
Don Notthingham & Assoc.-11415 SE 62 Ave. Belleview
Ocala Affordable Airconditioners, Inc-11797 S US Hwy 441 Belleview
Edward Jones-5900 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL

Thank you for helping Belleview's artistic community grow!

A message from the mayor of Belleview,
Florida-Tammy Moore:
participate and enjoy art. This grant was supplemented by in-kind services by City staff as well as donations for prizes from our individual Commissioners and other local citizens. The children’s artwork was displayed on the walls of the Commission Chamber for all to see and enjoy. The children were recognized in a Commission meeting and also at a special reception held in the Commission Chambers. This has been a great project, and one that the City Commission has been proud to participate in.
The City Commission received a $500.00 grant from the Marion County Art Council that was to be used to encourage children of the area to

Tammy Moore

Art Club of Belleview is preparing Colorful world around us, international student exhibition in December.

Goings On!

We will host a reception at Libery Tax September 18th. More information will be available soon.
September 25 is day of reception in Belleview Chamber of Commerce. Come to have fun with us. 5-7:30 pm

During the Nine-Mile Pond festivities at Lake Lillian in Belleview October 3th, 2009 There will also be a fashion show taking place at 1 p.m.
sponsored by Chamber of Commerce, Art Club of Belleview, All About Art and Soul Essentials of Ocala.
Walking Art Gallery: Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Walking art Gallery at Nine Mile Pond. This will start at noon. We are inviting all artist from Marion County or farther to attend this event. Our goal is to show the public the art community here in Belleview) The artists will walk around Lake Lilian. Each artist should bring one of his/her works. The sign-up fee is a symbolic $.50 ( fifty cents). Money will be used through the Chamber of Commerce to promote the children's art show in December 2009 and for prizes.All children age 3-18 are welcome to join our fun event for free. Children age 3- 15 must be accompanied by one parent.Please get sign up sheet at Chamber of Commerce of print it our from and send it to Chamber of Commerce no later than 28 of September. $50 will be payable during the event.You name will be read.

Humane Society of Marion County, Belleview Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Funniest dress up dog contest which will take place during 9 mile pond event in Belleview October 3, 2009 at 10 A.M Let your imaginary to flow with out border in dressing your dog for this event.......Registration fee is $5 per dog. Check should be made to Human society. Registration form could be obtain in Chamber of Commerce in Belleview, in Human So

ciety or it could be downloaded from with the fee, please, sent to Humane Society ( P.O.BOX 1542, Ocala Fl 34478-1542) attn Dog contests no later than Septenber 28

Prizes are 40 pounds of dog 30 pounds of dog 10 pounds of dog food3 honorable mentions dog goodies and toys.All proceeds from this event is going to benefit Humane Society.Please, do come to have fun with us.

October 23rd, the Art Club of Belleview will be sponsoring an Art Tour-stay tuned for more information.

Art Club of Belleview has a member's exhibition in the Belleview City Hall and the Belleview Chamber of Commerce. Please come out and take a look!
We are also pleased to announce that Art Club of Belleview has art works on exhibit with our international friends and members from Poland, Holland, Czech Republic and Germany!

Our Featured Artist Member of the Month

Kazuko de Bie

Kazuko was born in Japan, and came to the United States as an exchange nurse. After raising a child, she began to create oil paintings. Kaziko specializes among other things in landscapes, cityscapes, and still-lifes. She works mainly in oil, and occasionally in water as medium. Kazuko has won many awards. Her cityscapes of Waukesha, Wisconsin are a permanent collection at the Waukesha Court House and City Hall. For these works she was awarded the key of the city. Currently two of her works, 'Chamber of Commerce' and 'Brickcity, Center of Art' are on display at the Planning Management building in Ocala. Her style of painting is mostly in impressionism, and sometimes in realism. You can contact Kazuko at:

Featured Master Artist of the Month:

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was one of the most innovative and controversial artists of the early twentieth century. The son of an engraver, he studied at the State School of Applied Arts in Vienna. In the 1880s and 1890s he produced murals for public buildings -- including Vienna's Burgtheater and new Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) -- in the prevailing classical-realist style. Klimt's style grew increasingly experimental, however, and his murals for Vienna University, commissioned by the State in 1894, were roundly attacked by critics for their fantastical imagery and their bold, decorative style. Partly in response to this reaction, in 1897 Klimt helped form the Secession, a group of artists dedicated to challenging the conservative Academy of Fine Arts. Influenced by European avant-garde movements represented in the annual Secession exhibitions, Klimt's mature style combined richly decorative surface patterning with complex symbolism and allegory, often with overtly erotic content. After 1900 he concentrated on portraits and landscapes, although he also produced two of his greatest murals during this period -- The Beethoven Frieze, exhibited at the Secession in 1902, and decorations for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels (1904-1911). Klimt spent most of his summers on the Attersee, near Salzburg, where he drew inspiration for many of his landscapes, and where he painted some of his best-known works, including The Kiss of 1907-8.

Famous Artist Quotes:

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh

Everyone wants to understand art. Why don’t we try to understand the song of a bird? Why do we love the night, the flowers, everything around us, without trying to understand them? But in the case of a painting, people think they have to understand.Pablo Picasso Quotes

"Colour and I are one. I am a painter." - Paul Klee, 1914.

"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves." - Willem de Kooning, 1968

Exploring New Art Techniques

Naked Raku or Slip Resist Rakuis a relatively new technique which has risen out of the traditional Eastern and Western Raku Movements. As with traditional Raku, Naked Raku works are fired quickly in a rush of excitement, smoke, and frantic activity.Naked Raku works are constructed using traditional methods of hand building, wheel throwing or a combination of these techniques. The types of clay used will vary among artists; however, all clays used must be able to withstand the tremendous stresses of rapidly changing temperatures during the final firing. Once constructed, works are allowed to dry completely. They are then burnished or polished using an agate or other hard, smooth object. This process is very tedious and time consuming, often taking several hours to complete one piece. The finished works are not covered with glazes or surface preparations of any kind. The fine surface and beautiful shine is merely polished clay. The quality of the surface is directly proportional to the time the artist spends in burnishing. Upon completion of the burnishing stage the works are bisque fired to help strengthen them for the final firing process.Bisqued works are covered with a thin coating of liquid clay called slip. Once this layer is dry a thin layer of sacrificial glaze is then applied to the slip. These two layers dry and shrink at different rates and begin to produce a crackled surface. The work is then fired in a propane fueled Raku kiln to temperatures approaching 1800˚ F. The glowing hot works are quickly removed from the kiln and placed into metal cans containing newspaper and sawdust. The cans are then sealed allowing heavy black smoke to penetrate the works and seep through the cracks in the slip/glaze layer. When the works are cool the sacrificial slip and glaze layers are gently peeled away leaving the “Naked” clay surface with a randomly beautiful smoked design.Naked Raku works are one of a kind pieces of fine art. They are not intended for food or as containers for liquids. As with all works of fine art, Naked Raku pieces should be handled with care and protected from direct sunlight.

Florida landscape painter Jackie Schindehette and Equine artist Sharon Crute have partnered to help in the revitalization of historic downtown Ocala. Voilart! Art Gallery and Working Studio opens September 1, at 108 East Ft. King Street, just one block south of the Central Square. The public is invited to A Ribbon Cutting Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, September 4 from 5PM-8PM.
The gallery offers the finest in artistic excellence from these two accomplished artists. Sharon Crute’s dynamic paintings are a colorful and bold interpretation of the horse racing industry. Jackie Schindehette’s oil paintings give the viewer a glimpse of old Florida with sweeping vistas and moss draped oaks.
Voilart! Art Gallery is not only a gallery where people can see art at its best but is also a working studio offering the unique opportunity for the public to watch as these two artists actually create paintings from conception to the last brush stroke. Schindehette points out that "Sharon and I will be painting in the studio/gallery and invite people to stop by, sit a while, learn a little more about art and share our passion."
"The gallery will showcase our own paintings, but we are also on a mission to actively support all cultural events within the community, educate the public about the arts and provide a powerful presence in the downtown art scene", says co-owner Sharon Crute.
Crute and Schindehette have already begun to work for the arts community. The gallery will be headquarters for all painters participating in the World Wide Plein Air Event to be held September 12 in downtown Ocala from 7 AM - 5 PM. Maps of downtown charting the location of each artist will be handed out so the public can find and watch each artist working.
Original paintings by Crute and Schindehette will be available at Voilart! Art Gallery as well as giclee reproductions and gift items created from works by these two nationally recognized artists.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Walking art gallery registration

Artist name......................................................




What is your favorite medium?.............................................................................

What you would do to make art community better?.......................................................

Please send this registration form to Belleview Chamber of Commerce -5301 SE Abshier Blvd. Belleview 34420, attn Walking art gallery

Walking Art Gallery: Chamber of Commerce and Art Club of Belleview are organizing Walking art Gallery at Nine Mile Pond October 3,2009. This will start at noon. We are inviting all artist from Marion County or farther to attend this event. Our goal is to show the public the art community here in Belleview. The artists will walk around Lake Lilian. Each artist should bring one of his/her works. The sign-up fee is a symbolic $.50 ( fifty cents). Money will be used through the Chamber of Commerce to promote the children's art show in December 2009 and for prizes.All children age 3-18 are welcome to join our fun event for free. Children age 3- 15 must be accompanied by one parent.Please get sign up sheet at Chamber of Commerce of print it our from
and send it to Chamber of Commerce(5301 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, Fl 34420) no later than 22 of September. $0.50 will be payable during the event.You name will be read. The best 3 art works will be recognized in both categories (Children and Adult)