Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin hosts Authors Night

DUNEDIN — Living in Florida is different than vacationing here. For the real scoop on Florida's natural world, authentic island recipes, historical delicacies and breathtaking art, stop by the Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin tonight.

Artists and gallery owners Bill and Linda Renc will host an Authors Night with guests Terry Fortner and Linda Taylor during the 2nd Friday Dunedin Art and Wine Walk. Bill Renc and two other local authors will talk about their projects and sign and sell their books. Art will be for sale, too.

The Rencs have let books take center stage before in the gallery they have owned for almost 18 years, but tonight's event is different.

"We've had authors signing at the gallery, but not on 2nd Friday," Renc said. "Second Friday brings people downtown and into the gallery. Some may not know about the book signing. They may kind of stumble in, but I think they will find this of interest."

Renc, a native Floridian, knows of what he speaks. So do the other two authors who have written about life in Florida now and in the past.

Fortner's new book, Caladesi Cookbook: Recipes From a Florida Lifetime, is a compilation by her and her sister and co-writer, Suzanne Thorp, granddaughters of Myrtle Scharrer Betz. Betz lived on Caladesi for 40 years, and her recipes reflect life and times on the island.

Taylor's book, Great Women Exploring Nature, shows natural Florida through the stories of 10 prominent American women, including Zora Neale Hurston, Rachel Carson and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, whose lives were affected by the state.

Linda Renc created the calligraphy and maps for Taylor's book. Bill Renc painted the art for the cover.

Painting the Town and the Beaches, Bill Renc's full-color art book about Dunedin, Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island, was published in February. While several of the original artworks he created for it have been sold, many are still on display in the gallery.

"The event has a local flavor," he said. "The topics have generated from right here, specifically Terry Fortner's book and mine. All three authors are local. They're not coming in from out of town to promote a book. We're right here. We're part of the town. People should come to get a taste of genuine creativity for the uniqueness of this area."

Correspondent Theodora Aggeles can be reached at [email protected] tampabay.rr.com.

IF YOU GO

Authors Night at the Painted Fish

When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Painted Fish Gallery, 350 Main St. in Oak Tree Park on the Pinellas Trail

Cost: Free

Art walk: The 2nd Friday Dunedin Art and Wine Walk features entertainment and prize drawings in Pioneer Park; optional $10 wristbands for wine tastings, refreshments and discounts with 40 merchants.

Information: (727) 734-5060 or paintedfishgallery.com.

Painted Fish Gallery in Dunedin hosts Authors Night 06/07/12 [Last modified: Thursday, June 7, 2012 6:20pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Dunedin man arrested for having destruction devices, deputies say

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Deputies will be speaking later today to discuss a Dunedin man who was charged with possessing destruction devices in his home.

  2. Officials release names of those aboard plane that landed in St. Pete neighborhood

    Accidents

    ST. PETERSBURG — Officials released the names of the two people aboard the plane that made an emergency landing Wednesday on a neighborhood street in south St. Petersburg.

  3. Spencer: 'A better and more beautiful world if people like me were in power'

    K12

    In the a small theater crammed with cameras, Richard Spencer and a small group of his coordinators clashed with reporters as his controversial speech in the Phillips Center drew near Thursday.

    A crowd gathers ahead of Richard Spencer's appearance at the University of Florida on Oct. 19, 2017. [LUIS SANTANA | Times]
  4. Analysis: George W. Bush's unmistakable takedown of Trumpism - and Trump

    Columns

    For the last nine years, George W. Bush has largely stayed out of presidential politics; he declined to criticize his successor, Barack Obama, and he chose not to endorse but largely ignored President Donald Trump. While Mitt Romney and others spoke out publicly against Trump, Bush stayed above the fray.

    That …

    Former President George W. Bush speaks at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute in New York on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. [Seth Wenig | Associated Press]
  5. Fennelly: Even frustrated Bucs fans hold out hope

    Blogs

    Many fans wrote back when I threw out an all-points the other day, asking if Bucs fans are perpetually in a state of expecting the worst.

    Bucs fans cheer during a preseason game against the Washington Redskins in August at Raymond James Stadium.