Local Artist to Exhibit a Spectacular Mix of Visual Arts
By the Pinellas Park Art Society (PPAS)
Destination Tampa Bay is always pleased to bring you local artist work that will be on display. The Pinellas Park Art Society is a non-profit organization with over 150 artists serving Pinellas County, FL since 1964. They have an upcoming exhibit featuring their members on October 1st-31st. Their reception will be held on October 12th 5:30-8:00. Pinellas Park Art Society supports visual fine arts through classes, seminars, demonstrations, monthly art shows and exhibits, off center exhibits, monthly general meetings, and community outreach. The media we teach include drawing in pen and ink, pencil, pastels, colored pencil, painting in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and photography. We are open to all forms of visual fine art, and encourage new types of visual art.
Pinellas Park Art Society show will be held at the Park Station at 5851 Park Boulevard, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 360-4406 www.pinellasart.org
Here is a sample of the work that will be displayed at the Pinellas Park Art Society:
Teresita Hightower – Marker #4 – oil (Left)
Terri Mills – Rhodesian Ridgeback – charcoal pencil (below)
LeRoy Schreiner – Ybor Rooster – photography (below)
Steven Ramsey – Wounded Warrior – Acrylic (above featured in landscape and portrait)
Richard Jansen – Saturday Market – Watercolor (below)
Here is a little more information about some of the featured artists:
Terri Mills was born and raised in Warren, Ohio … in ’99 her hubby and Terri relocated to the sunny gulf side of Florida!
She has had a love of drawing for as long as I can remember. Her favorite subject to draw is animals, especially dogs. She goes to local dog parks and take pictures of dogs (with the owners permission) then draw their portraits. My favorite medium to work with is pencil, especially graphite as shown here.
Terri is largely self taught but has had the opportunity to learn from a few instructors and fellow artists along the way. She belongs to the Pinellas Park Art Society and enter shows in the area as well as Off-Site Exhibits and have won numerous awards.
Some of her work can be found in private collections throughout the states.
Richard Jansen moved to Florida in 1995 from the Hudson Valley area of New York. He enjoys the relaxed lifestyle that comes with living on St. Pete Beach. Richard is currently serving as President of the Pinellas Park Art Society.
He graduated from the State University of New York, New Paltz with a Bachelors Degree in Art Education and Art History. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from Bank Street College in New York and an Associates Degree in Education from Crewe College of Crewe, England. Seventeen years of his thirty-four –year teaching career were spent teaching art. Richard taught third grade in New York’s Hyde Park Central School District the remaining seventeen years.
Since his move to Florida, he has studied at the Gulf Coast Art Center with Florida Watercolor Society’s Taylor Ikin and Pat Weaver. He has studied with Cecile Moran White, Fred France, Ed Bookmeyer, Harold Johnson, Gerald Brommer, Dick Hutchinson and, most recently, Tom Jones, Chuck Hager, Herbie Rose and Doug Tiller.
Having experienced a variety of media, Richard is currently enjoying success with watercolor – and sometimes watercolor wash with ink and collage. Richard didn’t start painting with watercolors until fifteen years ago when he retired. He enjoys paining land and seascapes. Florida landscapes and lighthouse have become a specialty. Having worked with so many instructors, he simply takes what he can use and applies the experiences.
LeRoy Schreiner is known to flip through the magazine and look at the photos. Words are fine, he says, but photos are more engaging. He feels photos freeze time and invite the viewer on a magnificent journey. Photography has always been his dream, and in retirement it has become his reality. LeRoy’s photos have been exhibited in numerous venues and he has received various honors and awards. He is an active member of several organizations including: HLPC, PPAS and TESA.