Feeding the artful eye
JUST STEP OUTSIDE THESE DAYS AND YOU MIGHT AGREE THAT IT’S the most wonderful time of the year. Full Story
Local author addresses historic journey
Punta Gorda author Michael Hirsh will be talking about the GIs who liberated Nazi death camps in the final weeks of World War II at Edison State College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Mr. Full Story
‘Cold-painted bronze’ popular Art Deco era metal treatment
KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING
What is “cold-painted bronze?” The term is used online to describe colorful bronze or spelter figures, but almost no one explains what it means. Full Story
Coming Up at the Renaissance Academy
¦ Genghis Khan and the MongolEmpire (The Silk Road)10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 12, 19, 26;Feb. Full Story
This week on WGCU TV
. THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 10 P.M. Egypt’s Golden Empire The Last Great Monarch – Part 3 Full Story
‘MWF Seeking BFF’
by Rachel Bertsche(Ballantine Books, $15) Full Story
Joan Didion adaptation opens in Florida Rep’s Studio Theatre
“The Year of Magical Thinking,” adapted from Joan Didion's best-selling memoir and starring Florida Rep regular Sara Morsey opened in Florida Rep’s intimate 90-seat Studio Theatre Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 4. Full Story
Is giving dynamic or static?
I love the word “dynamic.” Just the sound of the word is exciting, suggesting activity, liveliness, movement and positive self-expression.
As we step into the 2012, my hope is that we each will achieve our vision by embracing the dynamic nature of our lives and our organizations.
I have noted seven secrets of dynamic leadership below. Full Story
¦ CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. Full Story
Worst of 2011
It is both a blessing and a curse that in 2011 (more so than in any prior year but no doubt establishing a trend that will continue) studios screened a lot less of their awful content for critics. What this means is that I was not invited to see certain movies — and in some cases, I was uninvited. Full Story
REMEMBERING RUTH SPIES
Photographer, jeweler, writer, life-lover
Charlotte County lost a fine artist and friend — and one of its greatest celebrators of life.
After a fierce 2½-year battle with what she aptly dubbed “the bastard parasite,” Ruth Spies passed away from cancer Jan. 7 in the arms of her beloved husband, Jack. Full Story
Atelier Art Party coming up Jan. 14
Artists of the Artisans’ Atelier will be hosting an outdoor Art Party at Herald Court, between Olympia and Marion avenues. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, with free hot dogs and live entertainment by Joli and Andre. Guests are asked to bring a canned or non-perishable food item, which will be donated to New Operation Cooper Street’s food pantry. Full Story
YMCA club to present pottery project
The Franz Ross Park YMCA 50+ Hi-Y’er Club will host a special hands-on pottery project at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the YMCA facility on Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte.
Liz Weisiger of Bisque IT Studio will be demonstrating stamping on ceramic techniques and guests will have opportunities to the explore the art. Full Story
VAC announces Palette to Palate event
The Visual Arts Center Endowment Trust Board is sponsoring Palette to Palate at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Visual Arts Center. This is the only formal fundraiser at the VAC that offers exquisite fine art and equally distinctive cuisine. Full Story
Yoga Sanctuary hosts CARE fundraiser
The Yoga Sanctuary will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, as a benefit for CARE. (The CARE Ball is later that day at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.)
The Yoga Sanctuary will give free classes, chair massages, tuning fork therapy, snacks, and raffle prize-giveaways, plus 20 percent off of retail goods. Full Story