Come to joins us for fun day
Art tour in Belleview
February 27,2009 5-7:30 PM
presented by Art Club of Belleview and Belleview South Marion Chamber of Commerce.
FREE REFRESHMENT, PRIZES AND LOT OF FUN
Visit the three locations listed below and have fun and meet local artists . Support your local merchants, and may be win a door prize. Some are really great!!
You do not have to be present to win one of the door prizes. You can tour the businesses in any order you want. Obtain registration form at the first business you tour. Carry the form to each business listed below. Make sure you get the form stamped at each location. Bring the form back to Chamber of Commerce by 7:30 PM at the night of Art Tour, to be registered to win one of the prizes furnished by participating businesses and Art Club members.
BELLEVIEW SOUTH MARION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
5301 SE ABSHIER BLVD
LANDMARK REAL ESTATE
10250 SE HWY 441 SUITE #101
HOSPICE THRIFT STORE
10325 US HWY 441
OUR GUEST ARTIST EXHIBITING IN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS
Sylvia F. Richardson
Sylvia Fran Richardson graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. After teaching for a number of years she went back to school to study the subject she is most passionate about: ART. Every summer she continues her learning quest by attending classes at Savannah College of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Penland School of Crafts, Odyssey Center for the Arts, Peter’s Valley and Arrowmont. Ms. Richardson has been teaching at Belleview High School since the school opened in 1994. She was a grant writer for seven years prior to coming to BHS. About teaching, she says, “How many people can honestly say they look forward to going to work every day? Probably not many.” “My philosophy of teaching is pretty simple. I love my job, and it’s easy for kids to see that. The thought of opening up a kiln load of my students’ work or starting a new project is very exciting to me. I believe my excitement and passion spills over into my students’ work. I love seeing the glow that emanates from a student who has created something they’re proud of. The kids who take my class are here because they want to be, not because they need the credit. That makes for a different kind of classroom atmosphere.” Ms. Richardson’s favorite medium is clay. Her pieces often feature horses. “The horses you see in my work are inspired by my Kentucky heritage which has been nurtured by living in Marion County since 1989.” Lately she has been making Spirit Houses which can be used as bird houses or night lights. Her goal as a potter is to connect with the user. “I hope my pottery will give you what the machine can not, an intimacy often lacking in our hectic world. Machines can make pots faster, cheaper, and more perfectly than I, but the hand made pot adds a human dimension to the user’s everyday life. Each time you use one of my pots, I hope you’ll feel an instant connection with its maker,” she explains.Another medium she enjoys is batik. Batik is an ancient Indonesian art form using hot wax and fabric dyes on cloth. Her batiks often depict ladies enjoying themselves. “For me painting is a means of expressing life’s joys, and I believe art serves as a medium to help us to make peace with our lives by emphasizing the brighter aspects of our existence.”
OUR FEATURED ARTISTS:
A native of Florida, I studied photography in High School at Miami Beach and worked as assistant to a professional photographer during after school and weekend hours.I maintained an active interest in photography while in the military but later set it aside to pursue a career and raise four children.My interest in photography surfaced again in 2003 while working on training and promotional documentation assignments and other company project
My interest in photography surfaced again in 2003 while working on training and promotional documentation assignments and other company projects. Retiring from an engineering position in January, 2007, I purchased a Nikon digital SLR camera along with several lenses, software and basic studio gear as a retirement present to myself.I started pursuing photography as a hobby, occasionally doing photo assignments for my former employer, until I moved back to Florida. Recently, several friends encouraged me to join the Belleview Art Club and start displaying some of my art photos.
In Hospis Thrift store you can see art work done by Carol Dentici, James Dentici, Eileen Slattery, Elizabeth Slattery, Daniel Gajda, Daniela Banatova, Nelly Ordija, Grace Kathman, Kazuko de Bie.
Land Mark Real Estate will be featuring art done by Glenda Damm , Carol Dentici and Milly Sheffer.