Sunday, March 04, 2007

Brava at Gallery O

Brava opens this Friday, March 9, 2007, at Gallery O in Largo, Florida. Here is the press release:

Largo, FL – Gallery O and The Women of BRAVA invite you to attend our opening at 6 PM at Gallery O at 720 9TH AV SW in Largo to see a beautiful, eclectic array of color, style and diverse mediums from Lyla Haggard, Margret Conte, Kim Radatz, and Martha Marshall.

Lyla L. Haggard is a lifelong artist who delayed her true passion to make a living in the corporate world of health care for twenty-five years. In time, the artist in her demanded to be set free. She now resides in Tampa, FL, and focuses on sculpture, painting and other fine art disciplines.

Margaret Conte has been a working artist for many years. A Tampa, Florida, native, she studied at Hillsborough Community College, University of South Florida and Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. Her work is in collections in Russia, Japan, Canada, South America, and the United States.

Kim Radatz holds a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Miami , Coral Gables , FL where she earned a degree in sculpture. After graduation, Radatz taught at both Florida International University and the University of Miami as an adjunct professor. She moved from Miami to the Tampa Bay area in 1998 and has since been a full time studio artist. She won the Best of Show Award in the 2006 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.

Martha Marshall paints full time from her studio in Valrico, Florida. Her work has been featured in numerous gallery shows from Washington DC to southern most tip of Florida. In 2003, one of Marshall’s paintings was chosen for use in the motion picture "The Punisher," filmed in the Tampa Bay area and released in 2004. Marshall’s works can be found in many major collections, both private and corporate, throughout the United States.

This group of wonderfully talented and award winning artists from Tampa will be at the Gallery O Friday Night and the artists will be donating pieces to auction to benefit The Children’s Home. For more information please call 727 439-1532 or visit us at and