Art

Artists support community through faith

Artists support community through faith

For Oriole Beach Elementary School teacher, Daphne Luchsinger, her art is a “God thing.” The fledgling artist has turned her creativity into a steady fund raiser to support adults with disabilities in the community. Luchsinger said her journey to this ministry started in a church pew. “Four years ago, I was going to church and […]

Local artists honored at Okaloosa exhibition

Local artists honored at Okaloosa exhibition

From an “alien landscape” to Western spirits, the works of local artists were honored Aug. 30 as part of the Okaloosa Public Arts annual Artists Choice Exhibition. Judging of the works was done by Suzanne Robbert of Artel Gallery in Pensacola. Among the winners, painter Autry Dye of Gulf Breeze took first place for her […]

Pet Nation’s PetCasso Kids event inspires young painters

Pet Nation’s PetCasso Kids event inspires young painters

Navarre children showed their artistic side for Mother’s Day at Pet Nation’s PetCasso Kids event Saturday. Participating children used reference pictures of family pets to paint canvases to give to their mothers. Featured the full article in the May 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the […]

Spring Festival of Flowers

The University of Florida and Pensacola State College Milton Campus invites you to join them for one of the largest festival of the season. The annual Spring Festival of Flowers will be held on April 6, 7 & 8, 2018. This popular event draws plant enthusiasts from near and far. This festival features plant nurseries, […]

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Not everyone is blessed with artistic talent. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to draw or paint. “If you can hold a pencil, I can teach you to paint,” said Mary Ellen Linthicum, an art instructor at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre […]

Art of Local

The SpringHill Suites on Navarre Beach will host an “Art of Local” live event from 4-7 p.m. to bring local art and culture to hotel guests and the surrounding community. The hotel will showcase the works of: Rollins Distillery, Handmade Stoneware & Porcelain by Kay Mitchell, Oil Paintings & Acrylic Birdhouses by Jane Graupp, Glass Art […]

High school seniors make Top 25 artists

High school seniors make Top 25 artists

Navarre High School seniors Arianna Giraldo, Zoe Niles, Faith Drake, Sidnie Kikta (pictured left) and Madi King (pictured right) were selected as Top 25 Senior Artists for Santa Rosa County in 2018. Featured in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of […]

Taming the fiery beast

Taming the fiery beast

In the before-dawn-hours of a cool and rainy January morning, Jason Stokes was feeding a fire-breathing beast in Holley. The creature goes by the name anagama, and it is the central pillar of an art form thousands of years old. Anagama roughly translates to “cave kiln.” Resembling a large dirt mound with a brick entrance, […]

Look for the red perch

Look for the red perch

If you happen to see a birdhouse with a red perch, there is a good chance Marilyn Rector built it. “Where I came up with that idea, I can’t tell you,” Rector said. “I wanted to have something special about my birdhouses and so I painted all of the perches red.” Rector’s birdhouses are a […]

Making their mark

Making their mark

In lieu of blank asphalt, the parking lot of Gulf Breeze High School is now adorned in an array of colorful designs such as flowers, Disney characters, fast food logos, sports images and more as dozens of seniors made their mark on the school. This is the first year that seniors have been allowed to […]

STEAM celebrates successful second year

STEAM celebrates successful second year

As the second year of STEAM education in the Santa Rosa County school system comes to a close, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick can say with confidence that the program has exceeded expectations. “We started this with goals to develop students who could facilitate, collaborate and be innovative,” Wyrosdick said. “It has far surpassed our expectations and […]

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle School students displayed their artistic talents last week as a series of events at the school showcased their fine and performing arts skills. The media center was full of brightly painted 3D and 2D artwork as HNMS had its end-of-year arts show. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre […]

Riverwalk Art Festival

The Riverwalk Arts Festival will be held on March 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  This festival features juried fine art, heritage folk art, cultural performances, continuous music and food, the All County Youth Art Exhibit and a cool Kid’s Fun Zone. For more information visit www.sracf.org or call 983-1100.

Florida’s largest kiln comes to life

Florida’s largest kiln comes to life

When the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society set out to build a rare anagama kiln in Holley in 2004, group founder Brenda Stokes said she knew this would one day be history. After all, this would be the largest kiln in Florida and the only anagama for miles around. Read the full article in the […]

Nature alive and well in the classroom

Nature alive and well in the classroom

Tabitha Gorse walks around the Nature Explore Classroom at Hurlburt Field on a sun-splashed Monday morning and points to some of its most interesting features. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Linthicum shares her artistic talent at senior center class each week

Linthicum shares her artistic talent at senior center class each week

Although she has been passionate about painting for more than half her life, Mary Ellen Linthicum never planned on teaching an art class at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. It just happened to work out that way. Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Losquadro represents county in Art in the Capitol competition

Losquadro represents county in Art in the Capitol competition

Holley Navarre Middle School art teacher Cara Sayer is quick to point out that Luke Losquadro is a “very talented art student.” It’s hard to debate the statement, especially after Losquadro learned earlier this year that his drawing of an eagle was selected to represent Santa Rosa County at the Art in the Capitol Competition. […]

WeatherSTEM brings real world data to the classroom

WeatherSTEM brings real world data to the classroom

For students of Santa Rosa County, complex weather data are at their fingertips thanks to four WeatherSTEM units posted at schools in the south end of the county. Though these poles sticking out of the dirt covered in electronics might not seem interesting, they are bursting with information on temperature, wind, barometric pressure, rainfall, lightning […]

Art at 2,400 degrees

Art at 2,400 degrees

For potter Jason Stokes, being coated in clay and tending flames of 2,400 degree heat is second nature. Stokes grew up in the world of pottery, creating works of art at Holley Hill Pottery since he was very young as his father tended the flames of the kiln. “I’ve grown up around the kiln,” he […]

Local artist finds passion in pallet painting

Local artist finds passion in pallet painting

Holley by the Sea resident Crystal Reder knew she had artistic talent since she was five years old. She said she could paint and draw better than her peers, and she challenged herself to always be the best in the class. “My goal was to make my picture look better than anyone else’s in the […]

Local businesses partner with school STEAM programs

Local businesses partner with school STEAM programs

Businesses of Santa Rosa will open their doors to students this school year to provide practical science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics learning through the school district’s STEAM INNOVATE business partnership program. Partnering businesses will provide experts to advise students, allow students to tour their facilities, provide internships and give them real world problems to […]

Keeping art education alive

Keeping art education alive

Oh what a night for art programs in the local schools. Educators, students and supporters of the arts gathered in the Gulf Breeze Library Meeting Room the evening of May 3 for a presentation where Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc., awarded a $20,000 grant for art programs and other education efforts in area schools. This is […]

Kiln Festival fired up visitors

Kiln Festival fired up visitors

Holley Hill Pottery opened their grounds to the public last Saturday for the WoodStoke Pottery and Kiln Festival. Many people attended the event to enjoy good food, pottery and conversation. Some of the dishes sampled by those at the event included gumbo, chowder, specialty dishes, wood-fired pizza, chili and cornbread. Read the full article in […]

12th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour showcases over 40 events

12th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour showcases over 40 events

A variety of festivals, art, history lectures and even an old-fashioned country fair highlight the second full weekend of the 2015 Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County. “We have another great weekend on tap with several great festivals including two new ones to the tour – the Pinktoberfest at Navarre Beach and the […]