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“Equus Namaste” by Niki Spadaro

Artist: Niki Spadaro Genre: Other Bio: I am 25 years old and have a B.S. in chemistry from UNF. I initially attended Flagler after highschool (Bolles) to obtain a degree in art but missed taking science courses so I transferred. I hope to establish a career in either cancer or local environmental research. I decided that art is more of …

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“Along the Old St. Johns” by Bill Graham

Along the Old St. Johns Bill Graham ©2014 Stanza 1 I stood atop a hill, Considering the pools, Of life that teemed below, Along the Old St. Johns. And out across the beds, Of salty river marsh, I saw a treasured prize, Of matchless worth to all. Chorus Oh Florida, your gifts, Lay on your sandy shores, And spread across …

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“Adaptation” by Jamie Howard

Artist: Jamie Howard Genre: Painting Bio: Jaime Howard, painter and instructor, combines her love for painting and teaching with an inclination to wander, painting wherever she travels. Jaime teaches drawing and painting classes in Jacksonville as well as workshops in the US and Europe. Howard has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting and is an adjunct professor in …

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“Old man looking out to sea.” by Norma Weatherly

Artist: Norma Weatherly Genre: Painting Bio: I am a 76 year old house wife who paints as a hobby. I have displayed my art work at the shrimp festival and the downtown art walk. I like to copy famous artist but most of my work is original. Piece: Old man looking out to sea. Piece Description: Old man standing on …

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“Black Magic” by Mark Goodman

Artist: Mark Goodman Genre: Painting Bio: I used to work in the commercial arts world designing on-line games, websites and print advertisements. Then the recession hit and I found myself out of work. I decided to stop spending my days sitting in front of a computer producing work that I didn’t care much about. Now, I am painting for fun …

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“It’s You” by Frank Abong

Artist: Frank Abong Genre: Music Bio: Guitar player, composer, classically trained, classical, acoustic, electric, bass. I try to compose a new piece of music every week. My full time gig is as a programmer / analyst / developer. Music is my main creative outlet and has always been a livelihood in my my life. Piece: It’s You Piece Description: This …

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“entropy” by Michelle Acker

entropy by Michelle Acker i. I am made of poetry as much as polypeptide chains. nothing is exclusive here–not mutually–we are all same and different, products of mutation, language, carbon, impulse, art– poetry claws through my veins and screeches in my throat, or else, when quieter, breathes down my neck, draws my attention to a folding shirt, the temperature of …

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“Moody” by Ximena Vergara

Artist: Ximena Vergara Genre: Painting Bio: I’m a visual artist native of Colombia, I have been living and working in the USA for over 15 years. My work is mainly done in Pastels on paper but have also explore print making, traditional B & W photography, mix media as well as digital media among others. I’m inspired by nature and …

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“Black Black Blood” by Katherine Archer

Artist: Katherine Archer Genre: Music Bio: I’m a lifetime musician and songwriter now residing in St. Augustine Fl. After pursuing the elusive status of “famous” rock-folk diva ( with minimal success) I realized it was time to write and sing about things that really matter- things I really care about–regardless of the success or lack thereof. My passion is the …

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“A Brief Glimpse” by Gordon Meggison

Artist: Gordon Meggison Genre: Painting Bio: I was born in Tampa, Florida in 1954. I lived in Japan, Okinawa, traveled in Taiwan and Hong Kong. I studied judo, zen gardens, Shintoism, and Japanese calligraphy as a boy. I traveled around Europe in later years and produced many plein aire watercolors there, culminating in an art show in our Sisters City …