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“untitled” by David Hill

Artist: David Hill Genre: Painting Bio: I’m 58 years old I am been painting for 18 months I am self-taught and make my own canvases and frames. Piece: untitled Piece Description: It’s a scene with a mama wolf and her three pups. Dened up in a forest scene in the winter.

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“Tree of Life” by Emily Blue

Artist: Emily Blue Genre: Painting Bio: Recent transplant from ATL, loving living in the thriving art community on Amelia Island. Hoping to further my career and one day thrive as an artist in the north Florida community. Former pigeon wrangler & whitewater photographer extraordinaire, I have held more jobs than boyfriends, always searching for my next inspiration… Piece: Tree of …

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“The Verdict” by Moliere Dimanche

Artist: Moliere Dimanche Genre: Painting Bio: After serving 8 1/2 years in Florida State prisons, mostly in confinement, I am now a student at Florida School of the Arts on a full scholarship. My work submitted to you represents my time spent incarcerated, making the most of a bad situation. I draw things that have meaning to me with humor …

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“Blue Shutter and Bananas” by Wendy Tatter

Artist: Wendy Tatter Genre: Painting Bio: I am an artist from Saint Augustine, Florida. I work with wax and dyes to create my paintings. Using layer after layer of beeswax and paraffin , alternating with cold water dyes, my paintings emerge. I was a gallery owner downtown in Saint Augustine for 7 years, then on Saint Augustine Beach for 2 …

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WJCT’s American Graduate Champions 2016 – Lynn Sherman

Lynn Sherman serves as director of community engagement at Baptist Health where she leads community benefit initiatives that are designed to develop strategies to improve the health and quality of life for families. Under her leadership, the nationally recognized Tipping the Scale Mentoring Adolescent Advocacy and Intervention Mentoring Program has touched the lives of more than 1,500 teens and received …

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WJCT’s American Graduate Champions 2016 – Rachel Rippey, M.S.

Rachel Rippey, M.S., is the project coordinator for Project Achieve, an inclusive higher education initiative for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Florida State College at Jacksonville. FSCJ is a member of the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education (along with University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and University of South Florida, St. Petersburg), which coordinates state-wide efforts …

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WJCT’s American Graduate Champions 2016 – Travis Pinckney

Travis Pinckney is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and founder of the College R-E-D culture. Ten years ago Travis was filling buckets of water from his church for he and his mother to take a bath, earning poor grades in high school, and entrusting drug dealers as his mentors. He made a sharp turn when he saw his close mentor go …

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WJCT’s American Graduate Champions 2016 – Ronnie King

Ronnie King is certified software engineer and owner of Scratchwerk, LLC, which provides Java development and staffing services, as well as personalized training for entry-level programmers. King is an active community volunteer and is currently the Vice-Chair for the Board of Library Trustees. As co-founder of the MyVillage Project and the MyVillage Project Community Fund, King is helping to bring …

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WJCT’s American Graduate Champions 2016 – Amy Buggle

Amy Buggle founded DLC Nurse & Learn in 1989 as a child care center to serve children with disabilities and medical complications. DLC now provides year round education, nursing care, and therapies to children of all abilities, giving them and their families the opportunity to reach their maximum potential. More than 140 children each year attend the inclusion preschool, after-school …