Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Fun with Sculpture and Painting

In case I didn't mention that we also teach classes around the Tampa Bay area, here are some learning opportunities for you . . .

Lyla Haggard is teaching an all-media painting class, “Art in the Afternoon,” on Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 pm, at the David M. Barksdale Senior Citizen Center, 1801 N. Lincoln Avenue, Tampa 33607. Call the Center at 813-348-1180 for more information. New members are accepted anytime.

Martha Marshall will be teaching an acrylic painting class on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at Gold Dragon Gallery, Located at 3508 South Manhattan Avenue in Tampa, just south of El Prado. Please call 832-2755 for directions. This will be a six-week class, and will begin as soon as the slots are filled.

Candace Knapp's Thursday morning sculpture group will hold a member’s show, “Spotlight on Sculpture” beginning in November. The opening will be November 11th at the The Old Hyde Park Art Center, located at 705 Swann Avenue, Tampa, Florida. For information about Candace's classes and about the show's opening time, please call the Center at 813-251-3780.

Lyla will have several pieces in that show as well!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Latest on Upcoming Member Shows

Martha Marshall has a solo show at Gold Dragon Gallery, opening reception September 9th, from 6-9 p.m. Click on the Gallery Link for phone number and directions.

Martha will also be attending ArtExpo Atlanta next week end, September 15th - 18th, to sign some of her giclee prints in the Corporate Canvas booth.

Congratulations to Brava's Margaret Conte who will be exhibiting works in "Unwrapped" a National Invitational of Contemporary Art and Craft November 4th through December 24th at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Florida.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

First, A Little Background . . .

"Brava" is an informal group of women artists who create independently but show our work collectively, who get together for critiques of our work, examine new trends and techniques, and encourage one another in our individual quest for excellence. We are located in the Brandon/Valrico area of Florida, near Tampa -- hence the name "Brava."

We've been gathering once a month since some time in 2001. Founding members include Martha Marshall (that's me), Candace Knapp, Margaret Conte, and Kim Radatz. Members from the greater Tampa area are Lyla Haggard and Phyllis McEwen.

We will keep you up on what's happening with Brava. If you're in the Tampa Bay area, we hope you will come to one of our openings, or perhaps a future "slide slam" open to all artists.

Our next group show will be at Arts on the Park in Lakeland, Florida, during the month of December. When I get the exact dates, I will add those here. Stay tuned for more exciting news!