By Linda White-Francis
Who says one can only do one project at a time? Well certainly not Linda Valentino-Michel! She’s been “multitasking” even before the word was coined.
By MEGAN HUSSEY
Live Oak Theatre, like many arts groups, has had to change with the times in the era of COVID-19. And in the case of Live Oak, this Hernando institution is launching a whole new era of theatrical entertainment.
A new online directory promises to give Hernando County artists and art-related businesses a chance to shine--and art enthusiasts in this area a precious resource that will grant them access to a veritable wealth of beautiful and useful creative masterworks.
This is the message that Stage West Community Playhouse (stagewestflorida.com), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization dedicated to promoting the theater arts, has for the community that the theatre has served for four decades.
As an active arts community, Hernando County is a place where one never needs to go far to see the vision of beautiful artwork, to witness the spectacle of a stirring theatrical performance, to listen to the sweet cadence of orchestral works, well performed.
Stories in Clay--Pueblo Stoneware is the slogan of Harold Littlebird, whose authentic stoneware pottery is verified US/claystamp. This work ranked among the judges’ winners from the 36th Annual Art in the Park, which took place March 14 and 15 at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Art in the Park is sponsored by The Hernando County Fine Arts Council, along with premier sponsor Florida’s Adventure Coast.
Each spring, middle school and high school students, along with their history teachers, look forward to History Day. After many students had spent hours on their projects, they feared that History Day would be cancelled this year due to the coronavirus. However, teachers around the state “put their heads together” to find a way to continue the tradition. With the help of Trampas Alderman, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, the anticipated event was able to take place.
The Nature Coast Art League has been serving the Hernando community for 75 years, giving local artists the opportunity to create, express themselves, and exhibit their work.
This coronavirus pandemic has gotten all of us stumped. Suddenly the entire world is turned topsy-turvy and everybody is under great stress. The major concern, of course, is catching the disease. Many have lost their jobs, economic worries are mounting and airlines have all been grounded, so you can’t even get a flight to go visit your friends. And we have been issued lock – down and stay-at-home- except- for essentials - services orders. This is a gigantic public health crisis.