The Spring Hill Art League, along with the Rising Sun Cafe in Brooksville, recently hosted a reception for artists Sharon Bray, Marilyn Clifford, Linda Jaglois and Sandra LaValley.
Bray's use of watercolors and oils are applied with a delicate fresh approach. Her style is captured in her paintings, which demonstrate detailed sensitivity in terms of lights and darks on either side of a flower, or the use of a fine brush to delineate the rough bark of a tree. She is well known for her portrait paintings and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit SharonBrayFineArt.com.
Clifford, who began painting in oils and pastels, was introduced to watercolors after retiring to Spring Hill in 1993. Birds and scenery were her favorites until an instructor suggested people (silhouettes and portraiture). A few years ago, she began designing jewelry, and now her unique line can be seen at Leslie's Bistro in Hernando Beach. For information, call (352) 686-4354.
Jaglois, a watercolorist, journalist, speaker and public relations specialist, credits her passion for watercolor to her Italian professor in Perugia, Italy. Years later, her bold colors with free-spirited brush strokes, an emphasis on lights more than darks, grew into impressionistic-style painting. She is a plein air artist (one who creates on location in the open air) as well as instructor. For information, send email to Jaglois at email@example.com.
LaValley enjoyed the creative process from an early age. Clay (hand-built form and on the wheel) was her medium of choice for many years. She worked in clay throughout high school and college, belonged to a clay studio, and was a volunteer at a nursing home, where she helped clients create their own works of art. After moving to Spring Hill, a friend suggested drawing classes, which eventually led to watercolors. Her bead jewelry is displayed and sold at the Fall Harvest of Art as well as other shows. For information, call (352) 799-9690.
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Live Oak Theatre Company, a nonprofit family-oriented theater company, recently recognized the sponsors for its season.
Sponsors include: LRE Ground Services (Root sponsor), Oak Hill Hospital and Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant (Branch sponsors), Weichert Realtors (Acorn sponsor), and the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge and Leonette and John Ehlenbeck (table sponsors).
The first production of the 2013 season will be Fiddler on the Roof, which will be performed Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27. All performances will be at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. For information, call (352) 593-0027 or visit LiveOakTheatre.org.
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