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The Temple Theatre Gallery: Karen Rushatz

The Temple Theatre Gallery: Karen Rushatz

During the upcoming performance of “Clue: The Musical” at the Temple Theatre, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club will feature the artwork of artist Karen Rushatz.  “Clue: The Musical” will run through November 5th and Karen’s artwork will be on display in the stairway gallery leading to both entrances of the second-floor balcony.

Karen grew up in New York where she received a degree in medical technology from Dutchess Community College and a BA degree in business/marketing from SUNY New Paltz College.  In 1989, her family moved to Carolina Trace.

As a self-taught artist, Karen has nurtured her passion over the last seven years for the arts by exploring, learning and creating. Through art lessons with Lisa Mathis and other various artist workshops, she focuses on experimenting with color, texture, and composition. Drawing, watercolors, and acrylics are her favorite mediums. With the hope the viewer will be drawn in and captivated by the variety of texture, line, and color in her work, she strives for creative textured surfaces which provide tactile experiences for the viewer.

Karen has been a member of the Sanford Brush and Palette Club for seven years and has shown her artwork yearly in the club’s annual art show, winning Best in Show in 2015. Actively participating in the Club, she has taken on various leadership roles and has chaired the annual art show for two years. Karen is married to Tim Rushatz and they have three children: Chad, Cory, and Callie.

Clue: The Musical” is sponsored by Lee-Moore Capital & The Tiger Baron Foundation. Performance times are Thursdays 2:00pm, Fridays 2:00 and 7:30 pmSaturday 7:30pm and Sunday 2:00pm. Tickets may be purchased from 2-6 pm Monday through Friday at the Temple Theater box office, 120 Carthage St., by calling (919) 774-4155 or online at templeshows.com.

Make A Day of It – Family Fun Day 10/21/17

Make A Day of It – Family Fun Day 10/21/17

Pack up the kids and Make A Day of It In Sanford on October 21st!

Kids can make their own art at Downtown Sanford, Inc.‘s Art in the Alley Kids! event from 10AM-2PM.

The whole family can enjoy the artwork on exhibit and the interactive demos going on at the Sanford Brush & Palette Club 53rd Annual Art Show from 10AM-6PM. Meet local artists, see 1000 pieces of new artwork by SBPC members, and find original gifts for the holidays.

Across the street from the art show, stop by for a bite and an ice cream cone at Yarborough’s Homemade Ice Cream, open from 8AM-9PM. Check out the new 3D cow mural on the side by Sanford Brush & Palette Club‘s very own Chris Dalton and Sandy Scott. This amazing showpiece is sure to be a delight for children of all ages!

A short drive to the other side of Sanford is worth the trip to get to Gross Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, 10AM-10PM.

Art Angels in Action at Bragg Street Academy

Art Angels in Action at Bragg Street Academy

What does it look like when the Sanford Brush & Palette Club‘s Art Angels program is active in the community? In this case, it looks like a fully engaged teacher and students grades 6-12 carrying out the vision of a high school artist. There are some wonderful murals at Bragg Street Academy as a result.

Congratulations to teacher John Fisher, student Andy Wren, and principal Jolanda Jordan. Your Art Angels project is beautiful!

More info on the project in today’s Sanford Herald Extra or online here.

You can get involved with our Art Angels program at the 53rd Annual Art Show. All raffle ticket proceeds benefit this program and hundreds of young Lee County artists!

 

 

 

March Meeting & Demo Photos

March Meeting & Demo Photos

At our March 18th meeting, we were thrilled to have Beth Bale lead us through a watercolor demonstration. Members watched attentively as Beth talked about the materials, tools, skills, and techniques. Then everyone found a table and painted their own vase of flowers.

 

2017 Spring Plein Air Event Photos

2017 Spring Plein Air Event Photos

It was a warm and lovely Saturday when members of the Sanford Brush & Palette Club and a few guests gathered at SBPC member Shirley Romero’s Art House and farm. Out in the ‘plein air’ our brave artists took on all of the challenges of working outside the studio and covered blank paper and canvases, capturing the magic of the setting and the day. Enjoy these photos and look for the new Plein Air category at this year’s 53rd Annual Art Show!

Thank you to Shirley Romero for hosting us at her wonderful farm and Art House. Thanks to Beth Bale, Jennifer Hogan, and Diana King for the photos.

Gael & Jennifer

Doug Rowe

Carol Rotter

Carol Rotter