“Superheroes on Parade” - Southeastern Guide Dogs, 2017
Excitement is in the air as we continue Superheroes on Parade, a whimsical community art event to raise funds and awareness for the heartwarming mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs. Our guide dogs and service dogs are true superheroes, trained right here in your backyard and working across the nation.
Sponsored by generous businesses and hand painted by caring artists, over 100 larger-than-life dog, puppy on display throughout our region.
Inspired by Kasia Bruniany’s painting Chef Gerard Jesse creates
an edible masterpiece
Inspired by my painting “Fire in the Sky” Chef Gerard Jesse of Seafood Shack in Cortez created the art-inspired delicious dish. “Vesper Bounty” features fire-roasted Florida spiny lobster and rare New Caledonian blue prawns - offered exclusively from Feb 24 - Feb 26.
Featured in SRQ Magazine as well as LUX Magazine (Annual Dish Art).
A week long workshop with David Leffel
A week long workshop with David Leffel, renowned portrait artist and oil painter Ringling College of Arts and Design, Longboat Key Center for the Arts. A very productive week of expert guidance in figure oil painting.
About David Leffel. Born in Brooklyn in 1931, the distinguished painter David A. Leffel spent eleven years of his childhood battling a bone disease in various hospitals. He used this time to hone his drawing abilities. This passion eventually led him to enroll in Parsons School of Design, as well as Fordham University. At the Art Students League of New York, he flourished under Frank Mason and ultimately taught there for 25 years. In 1992 Leffel and his partner, the distinguished painter Sherrie McGraw, moved to Taos, where their studios overlook the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Well-known to art students worldwide through his bestselling books and videos, Leffel conducts workshops throughout the country and recently launched his own annual awards program for excellence in painting.