Big Bend Cares raises money through Artopia

Tallahassee Democrat Published 5:14 p.m. ET June 26, 2017 | Updated 5:16 p.m. ET June 26, 2017 The auction is silent but the impact of Artopia 2017 is immense. Local and regional artists donate their artwork, including a few signed and numbered limited editions. Money raised from the annual event held at the Tucker Civic Center on…

Thanks for supporting Artopia!

Thank you to everyone who donated art to Artopia, attended, or took art home with them! Artopia was a huge success, and we are so appreciative of everyone in our #BBCCommunity. If you won an item, you should have received a text notification letting you know that your bid was the winner. If you did win…

Meet an Artopian – John Fowler

When did you first fall in love with creating art? I wouldn’t have thought of it as a question of when I “first fell in love with art”, but rather when I realized I had artistic ability.  Perhaps the realization of my own ability made me fall in love with art.  That moment came after…

AM Break with Ann & Audra

AM Break with Ann & Audra May 25 ·  How much do we love Charlie Adams?? We don’t have the words! So watch this instead and find out what’s happening with Big Bend Cares and more about Charlie’s second, very special gig that’s going to impact our community for the better! (Here’s a hint “Care Point”….) Oh,…

DEP signs off on Care Point cleanup

Jeff Burlew , Democrat senior writerPublished 1:30 p.m. ET May 10, 2017 | Updated 1:30 p.m. ET May 10, 2017 The state of Florida is signing off on the environmental cleanup at Big Bend Cares new health care facility, which is being built on the site of an old auto shop. The Department of Environmental Protection told…

Meet an Artopian – Randy Brienen

What started your exploration into art? Loved ink drawing and pencil sketching at a very young age Do you have a most prominent influence on your style or approach? European impressionism What is your favorite color? Azo Gold If you could meet one artist, living or dead, who would it be? Claude Monet What advice…

Meet an Artopian – Kellie Martin

Who would you consider you biggest inspiration? In the beginning of early age that I’ve been admire Salvador Dali for his surreal works, and especially his melting clock is that what I am usually use this symbolic as my battling anxiety and my lifetime hate and love relationship with the time. Daniel Katz-Hernandez, my art…

Meet an Artopian: Kollet Probst

What would you say has been the biggest surprise in your journey with art? The reception I’ve Received. It’s always a leap of faith for an artist to step out there and show where their mind and heart wander in their art.  What artist, living or dead, would you love to have draw you? Salvador…

Meet an Artopian: Dean Gioia

When did you first fall in love with creating art? 8th grade. Art class. Suddenly there was a voice for all the mystical feelings floating in me since early childhood.  What can new artists do to help themselves start their own journey? Listen to your own voice. Do what is important to you (and you…

Chain of Parks

Artopians Nancy Jefferson, AJ Brown, Ron Sutterer, Mike Cook,and Kristen Summers are presenting their work at Chain of Parks this year. Please visit their booths this weekend and thank them and LeMoyne for supporting Big Bend Cares! Find out more info about this year’s event here!