Meet an Artopian: Anna Kincaide

Anna Kincaide’s artistic career can be traced back to two things: a drawing book given to her by her mother and a love affair with Cary Grant. With a fascination for the human form and an instinct to capture it, a young Kincaide devoured instructional books gifted by her parents. With a knack for drawing and…

Meet an Artopian: Barbara Breland

What inspires you in life? Might sound corny, but life itself inspires me. When I stop and remember that we are on this tiny little planet spinning around in a vast, expansive, infinite universe, everything around me instantly becomes more beautiful. We have all landed on this beautiful playground called Earth and given the opportunity…

Friends and Artists – Join Us for Artopia 2015

Dear Friends & Artists, Artopia 2015 is right around the corner, and this year’s event stands to be the biggest and most rewarding ever for the families that we serve. It is hard to believe that Big Bend Cares has been hosting the area’s largest charity art auction for 17 years! Because the number of…

Meet an Artopian: Jenny Meale

Who or what is your greatest inspiration? My daughter, Ivy. I absolutely love showing her how beautiful the world is. Motherhood is the greatest adventure of my life. When did you discover your love of painting? There was never any particular moment. My mom, Marcia Meale, is an art teacher and a painter, so I…

Meet an Artopian: Peyton Eldridge

Why do you love to create art? I enjoy creating art because it takes my mind off things and relaxes me. What is your favorite color? Green, sometimes blue. Who is your favorite member of One Direction? None. I don’t like One Direction. What do you love most about your Mom, Dad and brother? My…

Meet an Artopian: Kori Pruett

Why did you join the Board of Big Bend Cares? There are so many reasons why I joined the board! First and foremost I wanted to make a true difference. I personally feel connected to the cause of BBC because it’s the lived experience of people that I love. As an activist and young professional…

Meet an Artopian: Kenneth Reshard

What makes Big Bend Cares so special to you? Big Bend Cares helps those in need and the ones society wants to forgets about. Who inspires you the most? Good question. Art wise or people in general? What is playing on your Ipod right now? Lost in Music by Sister Sledge Where is your favorite…

Meet an Artopian: Leila Shuffler

Why have you supported Big Bend Cares? I support Big Bend Cares because HIV/Aids is a disease that can be eradicated with education. As a Rotarian, we have been working for 20 years to wipe out Polio world wide and that is a disease that education can’t cure…but HIV/Aids can be. It just needs money,…

Meet an Artopian: Dan Taylor

Why do you give to Artopia? I believe in Big Bend Cares’ mission: provide assistance to those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. To be able to help through my art is fulfilling beyond measure. What is your favorite color? Red Tell us one thing people don’t know about you? I was in the United…

Holiday Angels – A Huge Success!

With only a few deliveries to go, ‪#‎HolidayAngels‬ has been a huge success! We would like to say thank you to all of our sponsors and donors for making this a special Christmas for some kids who could use a little lift. A special thank you must also be given to Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary, Krewe…