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Sea & Sky show featuring Artist Joan Vienot

From March 1 to April 30, 2020, South Walton artist Joan Vienot will be exhibiting Sea & Sky, a collection of larger studio works produced on the title theme over the course of last year. Hosted by Anne Hunter Galleries at 25 Central Square in Seaside, Florida, the exhibit of 20 paintings illustrates Joan’s fascination with repeating forms in clouds and waves. To provide more opportunity to visit, Joan is offering a number of Meet-the-Artist receptions on most Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM, and painting demonstrations on Mondays from 9 AM to 3 PM. 

“Healing the Breach”, oils, 30×48

             Sea & Sky Activity Schedule, March 1 – April 30, 2020

  • Monday 3/2 9A-3P Painting demo – waves
  • Monday 3/16 9A-3P Painting demo – animal
  • Monday 3/23 9A-3P Demo, several painters – landscapes
  • Monday 4/6 9A-3P Painting demo – still life, set-up
  • Monday 4/13 9A-3P Demo, several painters – portrait, live model
  • Monday 4/20 9A-3P Painting demo 
  • Monday 4/27 9A-3P Demo, several painters – portrait, live model
  • Friday 3/5 5P-8P First Friday Artwalk
  • Friday 3/13 5P-8P Opening Reception
  • Thursday 3/19 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 3/26 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Friday 4/3 5P-8P First Friday Artwalk, Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/9 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/16 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/23 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Thursday 4/30 5P-8P Meet-the-Artist
  • Friday 5/1 5P-8P First Friday Artwalk

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“Storm Tide”, oils, 36×24

East End Gallery Announces New “Brainstorm” Collection with Art After Hours Event Friday, Feb. 7

There are no storms brewing in Inlet Beach, but there is a whirlwind of incredible original art at East End Gallery, located on the corner of Hwy 30a and 98 in the Shades Bar and Grill complex. The new “Brainstorm” collection, showcasing 17 local and regional artists with 62 new works, is designed to get you thinking and feeling about fine art in a new way.

And what better way to kick off the new collection than with an Art After Hours event, as the gallery joins the Artists of 30a’s First Friday ArtWalk on Feb. 7, from 4-7 p.m.! Grab a glass of wine and a plate of homemade lite bites, then stroll through the gallery with a new perspective, embracing the unexpected as your brain opens up and creates a storm of sensations.

East End Gallery is, in itself, the result of creative brainstorming. The “why not” question was asked two years ago. Why not combine a title company with an art gallery, introducing new homeowners to the art world and fueling the synergy between both Blue Title and East End Gallery. The location represents a collaboration between art and business thought to be a first of its kind in the area. The gallery coexists in the same space as Blue Title, one of South Walton County’s leading title companies. The partnership provides the gallery and its art with a high-end, high-traffic location and exposure to people who love and invest in our community.

Now, in it’s seventh rotation exhibit, which changes quarterly, the gallery is excited to share new works by local artists Jenna Varny, Patti Overholt, Laurel Siwicki, Brendan Parker, Renee Broxson, Curt Couch, Krista Vind, Debi Perkins, Lori Drew and Robyn Martins. Regional artists include Trish Land, Laurie Kwo, Michelle Jones, Gina Hecht, Jules Williamson, Keri Keene and Laurens Cottens.

The “Brainstorm” collection will be featured now through April 3, with Monday – Friday hours, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information, call or text 850-252-5150.

Coming Soon: Joan Vienot’s Sea & Sky Exhibit

Joan Vienot is exhibiting her collection of paintings produced for her theme, Sea & Sky, at Anne Hunter Galleries at 25 Central Square in Seaside, Florida, March 1 through April 30, 2020.

Joan says “I am fascinated by the rapidly changing energy and imagery of both forms of water, from puffy summer cotton balls scudding across the sky, to dramatic threatening thunderheads, and similarly, the gentle lap of clear water on a calm day, and the roaring surf of an approaching storm.” Initially studying realistic color transitions and rhythmic patterns, the theme carried her into expressive, iconic imagery.

Open daily, the gallery will have a number of opportunities to visit with Joan.

Opening reception March 13 5pm-8pm

Mondays, demos and activities 9am-3pm

Thursdays, Meet the Artist, 5-8pm

First Fridays, wine and cheese, 5-8pm

Park in public parking on Road 283 across from Hurricane Oyster Bar, and take the Seaside Shuttle. Anne Hunter Galleries is at 25 Central Square, adjoining Amavida Coffee.

Or use valet parking in Seaside on Quincy Circle (west side), behind the Gallery.

Meet the Moore Family at The Blue Giraffe

Alan Moore and his daughters, Isabella and Emma, make beautiful art together. Salvaging vintage bottle caps and cans, river-sunk driftwood, even 100-year old pianos, this family is so creative and interesting! Come by the gallery to say hi while they’re home for the holiday and check out all of their new available art.  You may even get to see some new art in progress!

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10am – 2pm at The Blue Giraffe (13123 E. Emerald Coast Parkway, Inlet Beach, Florida 32461)

La Vie Est Belle Open for First Friday Artwalk

La Vie Est Belle is featuring celebrated designer Wendy Mignot during Seaside’s First Friday Art Walk on Friday, November 1st from 5-8 pm. Come by and support local artists, creativity and enjoy light refreshments.

Celebrate the works of local legend Wendy Mignot along with specialty brands available only at La Vie Est Belle. Shop Authentic Antique and Shipwreck Coins, Jimmi Wz handcrafted handbags, Merry Beth Myrick Pearl & Metal Bangles, Mignot Tribe Jewelry from Nico Mignot of Sayulita, One Eye Love Collection by Wendy Mignot and Laura Bailey, VIZA Jewelry by Violeta & Zak, Haute Hats by Gaelle Le Goff, and amazing photography by Dawn Champman Whitty.

Make plans to spend your first Friday of each month strolling Central Square and visiting Seaside Merchants from 5-8pm. Participating merchants will host special in-store exhibits and events showcasing their jewelry, art, fashion, music, wine and food. It’s a great way to start the weekend!

La Vie Est Belle is located on Central Square in Seaside, Florida. Stop in to browse fine pearls and leather collections as well as one-of-a-kind creations by other artists. La Vie Est Belle is open daily and you can call 850-231-4692 for more information. If you don’t have a “Wendy” yet, it’s time to join the tribe.