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Thursday
Jul192012

COCA Presents the 18th Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition

Diamonds are a Queen's Best Friend by Martha Tilden

Through September 24th, Public Reception August 3rd       

The 18th Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition in City Hall Gallery has brought together fiber works from talented local artists of the Tallahassee Quilters Unlimited guild. This year’s exhibit promises to showcase a wide range of styles, colors and textures. The show runs through September 24, 2012.

This year over 40 quilts, by 27 quilters, will be on display. With quilts featuring playful animals, amazing geometric patterns, and vibrant colors, the range of design and inspiration will be sure to dazzle the eye. Come meet and talk with the quilters during the public reception on Friday, August 3rd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Both the exhibition and the reception are free of charge and open to the public.

City Hall Gallery is located on the second floor of City Hall, 300 South Adams Street and is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or COCA’s Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at (850) 224-2500, Amanda@cocanet.org and visit COCA online at www.cocanet.org.

For information about the Tallahassee Quilters Unlimited, contact www.quilttallahassee.com

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Sunday
Jul152012

Annie Harris knows the art of retirement

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
7/15/12

Annie Harris is a well-known, long-time dedicated educator. She spent 16 years at Godby High School, first as a teacher, later as assistant principal.

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Sunday
Jul152012

A few artful questions from COCA for... Bob Fulford

A few artful questions from COCA for Bob Fulford, candidate for City Commission, Seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

No. (I have a) houseful of instruments, none of which I can play.

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Monday
Jul092012

Judy Arthur excited about ‘Les Miz’

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
7/8/12

Judy Arthur grew up in Quincy, but says she studied piano in Tallahassee from an early age and always felt like it was home. She moved here right after her high school graduation in 1968 to study music at FSU.

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Sunday
Jul082012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...Scott Maddox

A few artful questions from COCA for Scott Maddox, candidate for City Commission, Seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

In school I played violin and guitar. I don’t still play, but I wish I did.

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Sunday
Jul012012

ZBT Trio is ready to take on the world

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
7/1/12

Zach Bartholomew began playing the piano around age 10, starting piano lessons because his younger sister wanted them. Though he liked practicing and playing for himself, he found that performing for people was stressful and nerve-wracking.

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Sunday
Jul012012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...Akin Akinyemi

A few artful questions from COCA for Akin Akinyemi, candidate for re-election to Leon County Commission, At Large, Seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

Nothing that I would want to publicly display, but I do love beating on African drums — or any surface for that matter.

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Monday
Jun252012

Joe Goldberg brings the swing to everything

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Christopher Cartright
6/24/12

Jazz clarinetist Joe Goldberg might be the hippest kid in Tallahassee, but when asked what it means to be hip, the 22-year-old professional musician laughed.

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Monday
Jun252012

A few artful questions from COCA for...Emily Fritz

A few artful questions from COCA for Emily Fritz, candidate for Leon County Commission, At Large, Seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A:  No. I took guitar lessons for a short time in junior high, but I wasn’t very good.

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Sunday
Jun172012

This looks like a job for Susan Gage

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
6/17/12

Susan Gage always liked theater, but never felt she fit in anywhere in the traditional genres. In high school, a drama teacher saw her perform a monologue in class and insisted she audition for a show, declaring that he had never seen a freshman with her intensity.

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Sunday
Jun172012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...Daniel Parker

A few artful questions from COCA for Daniel Parker, candidate for City Commission, Seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A:  I took piano lessons as a kid but didn’t stay with it. Wish I had. My sons take piano and I would like to someday learn to play something again.

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Monday
Jun112012

Bob Homme: World-travelin’, music-makin’ hillbilly

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
6/10/12

Bob Homme, half of the Tallahassee duo Cheap and Easy, hails from a small town at the north end of the Appalachian mountains called Clover Hill, Penn., just east of Wheeling, W.V.

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Sunday
Jun032012

Dance is life force for Marcus Robinson

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
6/3/12

Though Havana resident Marcus Robinson knows a lot about the latest technology — he retired in February after 32 years as a micro-computer specialist for the City of Tallahassee — his passion is for something much older.

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Sunday
Jun032012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...Mary Ann Lindley

A few artful questions from COCA for Mary Ann Lindley, candidate for Leon County Commission, At Large, Seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A: I studied piano as a pre-teen and can read music, but I can’t play much now beyond a few bars of "Fur Elise," which would make my long-ago piano teacher Helen Keyes (yes, really) happy

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Thursday
May312012

Shifting Shadows, Changing Light: Watercolors by René Lynch and Cassie Tucker

Suzy's Blues by Rene LynchWith deft hands and keen eyes, René Lynch and Cassie Tucker join forces in this tribute to color, texture and light. Viewers will be transported to sultry, tropic locals and romantic, European sidewalks without even packing a suitcase.

Tallahassee artist, René Lynch, draws inspiration from her year long sabbatical in Hawaii and various other travels to exotic shores. She captures the lushness of lilies and birds of paradise with bold, vibrant, light filled compositions. Using water based media that mimics the organic qualities of her subject matter, she recreates the exuberance of our natural world.

 

 

Passion Portal by Cassie TuckerCassie Tucker is a Crawfordville based artist who freezes moments in time with nothing more than water and pigment. She’s intrigued by elongated shadows as they stretch across faded Parisian façades and how light plays on the underside of majestic magnolias. Her ideas come from journeys abroad as well as the wealth of beauty we have right here at home.

A public reception for Shifting Shadows, Changing Light is scheduled at the ArtPort Gallery for Thursday, May 31st from 6:00-7:30pm. Guests are asked to park in long-term parking and present parking tickets at the gallery for complimentary validation.

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Sunday
May272012

‘My students help me stay fresh’

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
5/27/12

Though Cassie Tucker always knew she wanted to be an artist, and preferably a painter, for most of her life she didn’t think that was a practical option.

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Sunday
May272012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...Fred Varn

A few artful questions from COCA for Fred Varn, candidate for city commission, seat 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A: When I was young I played the piano, but I did not keep up with the lessons and am limited to playing "Chopsticks" now. I wish I had continued!

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Wednesday
May232012

Arts Empowerment: Revised Arts Exchange Needs Community Support

Tallahassee Democrat, 5/23/12

Cultural attractions are critical to any community’s success — including Tallahassee’s — but so often those working most passionately behind the scenes face challenge after challenge as they seek solid footing.

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Wednesday
May232012

The Eighth Annual TOWN Show – Tallahassee’s Own

Petrushka Music by Leslie PuckettGiving the same commitment to fine art as they do for excellent public service, more than 35 current and retired City of Tallahassee employees are part of this exhibition. The diverse artists come from many departments of public service. There are more than 80 pieces of artwork on display in a variety of mediums including photography, watercolors, glass, basket weaving, wood carvings and jewelry. The exhibit will be on display until July 9, 2012.

Meet the artists and review the artworks on display during a public reception and awards ceremony on Friday evening, June 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at City Hall.

The City Hall Art Gallery is open to the public weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This exhibit is part of the City of Tallahassee’s Art in Public Places program which is managed by the Council on Culture and Arts (COCA). For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or amanda@cocanet.org.

 

Monday
May212012

FSU’s director of opera activities has a long-time love of music

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
5/20/12

Douglas Fisher, director of opera activities for FSU’s College of Music, doesn’t recall asking his mother for piano lessons when he was 3 years old, but she tells him he was mesmerized by pianos wherever he saw them.

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