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“Alexa Kleinbard’s spectacularly beautiful work has focused on the natural world for over 30 years, addressing the issues surrounding the degradation and destructiion of our natural environment,” says Cynthia Hollis, guest curator of the upcoming exhibition, “Alexa Kleinbard:Twilight in the Garden.”
Kleinbard has always taken the position that we as humans are not separate from our environment, but rather something w are in and of. In this exhibition, Kleinbard’s work ranges from oil on shaped birchwood, to oil stick and graphite drawings on paper, to intricate collaged animals in ink, paint, and pencil, all presenting despair and hope with a lyricism and lushness of imagery.
Vitreous Enamels brings together five master enamelists, Kristin Anderson, Chris Hierholzer, Carole Jayne, Mary Reynolds, and Kathy Wilcox, each of whom has devoted 20-30 years to enameling and who specialize in a particular technique and have a unique style. Kristin Anderson plays with the duality of durable and fragile. Her work focuses on light and how it interacts with enamel. Chris Hierholzer creates beautiful enamel jewelry reminiscent of the Byzantine period. Carole Jayne works with the ancient cloisonne technique to make mixed media works. Mary Reynolds explores color and pattern and makes small jewelry/painting pieces. Kathleen Wilcox’s love of nature comes through in her enamel pieces.
The iconic 20th century shooting plantation poised in Thomasville, Ga., Pebble Hill Plantation welcomes visitors to its newest art exhibition – A Cultural Legacy: Selected Works from the Parker B. Poe Collection – Nov. 22, 2019 until April 30, 2020. Located on the second floor of the Main House, the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Art Gallery features permanent works of Mrs. Poe’s collection, in addition to an impressive rotation of special exhibits. Both Mrs. Poe and her husband, Parker Barrington, shared an appreciation for art depicting the culture and lifestyle of South Georgia, but Parker B. Poe’s style was very different from the more traditional nature, sport and dogs featured in Mrs. Poe’s collection. On loan from The Thomasville Center for the Arts (where Mr. Poe bequeathed his collection upon his death in 1991), this engaging exhibit features an eclectic look into many different art forms and design. From the Parisian Toulouse-Lautrec prints to an 18th century Chinese Lotus bowl from Greta Garbo’s estate, the collection showcases highlights from more than 700 pieces of fine and decorative art Mr. Poe amassed in his lifetime. For more information about the plantation and upcoming special events, visit pebblehill.com.
Join us for a special January Hot Topic as we kick off our Centennial year with guest speaker Secretary of State Laurel Lee. Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis as Florida’s 36th Secretary of State and began serving in February 2019. Secretary Lee previously served as the Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County. She was appointed to the Circuit Court by Governor Rick Scott in 2013 and re-elected without opposition in 2014. Prior to serving as a Judge, Secretary Lee was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida where she initiated and prosecuted a wide range of criminal offenses. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Secretary Lee worked as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Middle District of Florida and as a judicial law clerk to United States District Court Judge James S. Moody, Jr. She previously practiced law at Carlton Fields, P.A. in Tampa where she specialized in antitrust and complex business litigation. The Secretary of State is Florida’s Chief of Elections, Chief Cultural Officer and the head of the Department of State.
This Hot Topic will be in a special event space, next door to our usual venue at Four Points by Sheraton and operated by them. It’s called Bricks and Brass, at 320 W. Tennessee Street. Some of you may know it as the old Mays-Munroe building, recently renovated. Parking is in the lot we normally use behind the main Four Points building. Just walk around to the front of the building for the entrance. Because parking is at a premium in the evenings, carpooling is encouraged!
FOR RESERVATIONS please call 309-3005 and leave a message or email LWVTallahassee@gmail.com.
Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Saturday January 18th, those who cancel late must reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations or find someone to take their places at the Hot Topic.
Joe “Survival” Caruso with Bootsy Taylor
Explore an extravaganza of Southern Food including roast pigs, sausages, raw oysters, and all the fixin’s. Dance to live music and sip wine, beer, and bourbon at an open bar. This party is a true celebration of Southern cuisine and hospitality.
The whole roasted hog will be displayed at the beginning of the event before we dig in. All you can eat until the pig runs out!
Members receive a discounted rate of $75 and non-members can purchase both a ticket and individual membership for $115.
Appetizers and drinks will begin at 6 PM and the grand feast starts when the Carriage House doors open at 7 PM.
Pigmania is made possible by Prime Meridian Bank.
This New Rules Conference is all about unlocking authenticity as a 21st-century leader. We will unpack the ins and outs of withstanding tension created between extremes, and how to forge a third way.
Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin solo, with Brett Wellman and Chris Balding opening on their Road to Memphis.
Annette Lyttle is the featured speaker at the Tallahassee Genealogical Society’s 2020 Seminar—a full day of information, conversation and inspiration—to be held Saturday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at TCC’s Workforce Development Center, 444 Appleyard Drive.
Ms. Lyttle brings 30+ years of genealogical experience to the table. She has led workshops at the local, state and national level, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Backed by a lifelong interest in her family history and the past seven years as a full-time genealogist, Ms. Lyttle will tackle some of the most basic and important topics to guide your efforts.
The seminar theme is “Genealogical Research Methods” with four sessions: Genealogical Proof for the Everyday Genealogist; Timelines: A Path to Your Next Research Steps; How Research Plans Can Up Your Genealogical Game; and Chasing Uncle William through the Wilds of Cyberspace.
Early registration (until January 18th) is $35 for Society members; $40 for non-members; which includes a continental breakfast and a complimentary bag lunch. Space permitting, registration at the door on the day of the seminar is $40, with lunch on your own.
For a registration form and more information, please visit the Society’s website https://talgensoc.com/2020-january-seminar/ or email email@example.com.
The Tallahassee Veterans Legal Collaborative will be holding a Fun Sporting Clay Shoot. We start at 8:30 am. $30 includes: light breakfast a great lunch by Big Babies BBQ. There will be raffles & prizes. Not enough for a 4 person team? Ok, we can match you up! It’s a great time for an even greater cause! TVLC provides pro-bono legal counseling. Funds raised help vets keep or acquire a driver’s license, including helping pay fines & fees. Visit https://TVLC.legal to register or email TVLC4FR@gmail.com for more information.