Meet an Artopian: Elizabeth E. George

When did you realize your love for creating art? My love for photography began when I was 9 years old. My mother allowed me to use her camera to take pictures at a zoo in Budapest, Hungary. I was hooked right then and there. I love capturing candid moments revealing the true essence of my…

Meet an Artopian: donalee pond-Koenig

How would you describe your artistic style? My artistic style is abstract – realism. I love detail, but also like fluidity of paint or graphite. Who or what is your biggest inspiration as an artist? Inspiration for my art comes from what is going on in my life, design, nature and our world. What piece…

Meet an Artopian: Brinda Pamulapati

What is the best advice you have received about art? Art has no nationality, no religion, no race, no gender, but communicates universally. Who or what is your biggest inspiration as an artist? Who: Many, in particular, my mentor Prof. Jacob Pichhadze What: My biggest inspiration is the reaction when someone sees the art work.…

Meet an Artopian: Michael Kennedy

When did you realize your love for creating art? In my early 60’s. Who or what is your biggest inspiration as an artist? Nature What piece of your own artwork are you most proud of? Tough question – unable to answer – it would be like picking your favorite child. What is your current favorite…

Meet an Artopian: Charlotte Cantrell

What is the best advice you have been given about Art? When I was 7 years old my grandmother handed me a canvas, oil paints, and paint brushes, and she told me these magic words. It’s your world paint it how YOU see it in your minds eye. Who or what is your biggest inspiration…

Meet an Artopian: Ron Sutterer

How has your artistic style changed over time? Because I started ceramics at a later time in life, I have experimented with various forms and firing types. Over time I have been able to narrow the focus to some extent, but I still enjoy exploring. I have been naturally drawn to the beauty of ash…

Meet an Artopian: Bob O’Lary

When did you start making art? I didn’t consider my photography was actually “making art” until I noticed that others considered it so. It was 1976, and the newspaper I worked for started getting a lot of nice comments about my work as being “Artistic”. That got me thinking in that direction. Who or what…

Stopping HIV? The Truvada Revolution – Part 1

Vice Media A drug called Truvada is the first FDA-approved means of preventing HIV infection. If an HIV-negative person takes the pill every day, he or she is nearly 99 percent protected from contracting the virus. Controversy continues to surround the broad uptake of Truvada, but the landscape of safer sex and HIV prevention changes…

Routine screening key to fighting Florida HIV epidemic

Jonathan Appelbaum, M.D., My View | Tallahassee Democrat The recent HIV outbreak in Indiana demonstrates that an apathetic approach to HIV testing and treatment can have devastating consequences. Saturday is National HIV Testing Day, when our country recognizes the importance of testing. Fittingly, just a few days later, a new HIV-testing law will go into…