Tuesday - September 17, 2019

Mirella Cimato — A Bit of Italian Spice

October 27th, 2017

Mirella Cimato is a petite woman filled with spunk.  She speaks quickly, her words heavily soaked in a charming Italian accent.  As with most artists, she is busy hosting multiple jobs – she sits on art boards, maintains an art gallery and creates works of vibrant colors. Her career in the arts was part of her transition to life in the United States. She grew up in Rome, Italy, and went into Classical Studies in college.  There she learned about the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and she fell in love with the arts that those cultures produced.  This passion... Read More

Faces of Tampa – Silas Beach, Artist

September 19th, 2017

Silas Beach, is one of the, if not the most formidable established artists in Florida. He has dominated Clearwater and Clearwater Beach with his art for over 30 years and has become famous for work that hangs in restaurants, homes & Galleries not just locally but nationally. His creative eye and reputation is as deep as the history of Clearwater. Silas is famous for the Bonefish Skeleton art work seen throughout central Florida but Clearwater is where his name is best known. This 60 plus old 6ft tall thin stature of a man is respected and loved throughout this community and I am proud... Read More

Folk Artist, Poet, Librarian: Meet RhondaK

September 15th, 2017

Decked in dreadlocks and constantly running about in designer high heels, RhondaK, a.k.a. Rhonda Kitchens, is an academic librarian by day and fantastic folk artist at night.  Her eccentric tastes are reflected in her works.  Though she paints hundreds of images, the artist explains that she is “creeped out by canvas.”  Instead, she utilizes wood planks, slats, and boards, sometimes interlaced with ropes, other times nailed to another post, to create her pieces.   And, even with her interest in visual art she refused to lose her other passion:  writing. Rhonda saw herself... Read More