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 […]
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 […]
Enjoy the day picking fresh blueberries at The Arc of The Emerald Coast in Milton and listening to live music while shopping local Vendors, arts, and crafts, and having the kids entertained with children’s activities. Free to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/arcecsantarosa.
Navarre Garden Club’s annual flower show, showcasing floral designs, artistic crafts & educational exhibits, in addition to an array of beautiful horticulture exhibits grown by garden club members in this area, will be held at the Navarre Library on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. […]
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 […]
Sandy McDaniel started sketching after she had a stroke. Because of the feelings of panic she was having as a result of it, she went to see a psychologist to help her deal with the issue. But for the first three visits, she didn’t get in to see him. Read the full article in the […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Riverwalk Arts Festival will be held Mar. 3 & 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6815 Caroline St., in Milton. This festival features juried fine art, heritage folk art, cultural performances, continuous music and food, the All County Youth Art Exhibit and a cool Kids Fun Zone. For more information, visit http://sracf.org/riverwalk/.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Shop the great deals and have a bite to eat at the Sand Dollar Plaza, 1900 Highway 87, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook/sanddollarsaturdays.
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 […]
Fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, fine art, and antiques are just a few of the items offered by vendors at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola. Items originate directly from onsite vendors who grow, make, or create the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and art for sale.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]