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April Artist Spotlight

AprilArtist Spotlight The first Art Walk of the year may have been changed to a virtual visit, but we are still here to celebrate our spotlight Artists for April. This month we have Chris Hureau as our featured fine artist and Joyla as our featured jewelry designer. Christopher Hureau Bright and detailed with a soft peacefulness about them, Chris Hureau paints in oil these realistic landscapes to capture moments in time that he knows will inevitably change drastically, or one day even disappear. He says: “I feel it's important to capture them while it's still possible", and with his careful...

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August Birthstone Profile

August Birthstone Profile

August Birthstone Profile:Peridot Peridot Peridot has long been sought after for its plethora of desirable properties. Ancient Egyptians, who called it the “gem of light” or “gem of the sun,” renowned the deep, lustrous greens found in these gems mined on the legendary island in the Red Sea, Topazios. Hawaiians once called the stone the “tears of Pele” (the volcano goddess), due to peridot’s propensity to surface amidst volcanic eruptions. Europeans adorned priests, chalices, and churches with peridot from as far back as the 2nd century BCE, well throughout medieval times for both the stone’s aesthetic appeal, as well as...

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July's First Friday ArtWalk

July's First Friday ArtWalk5:00 pm to 8:00 pm       July's First Friday ArtWalk is almost here! Come visit us at the Squash Blossom from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm this Friday, July 5th! Our featured artists of the night will be J.R. Monks and Ray Hirman.     J.R. Monks Even though he primarily works with oils, he has a love affair with watercolors. Monks works on location, en plein air, as well as in the studio. Often, his studio work is created from memories, quick and spontaneous statements without the restriction of working from reference. Occasionally, he...

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June's First Friday ArtWalk

June's First Friday ArtWalk

June Blog Post Join us for June's First Friday ArtWalk! Published by Squash Blossom Come visit us at the Squash Blossom from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on June 7th for OCC ArtWalk! We will have live demonstrations by our two featured artists, Phil Lear and Mike Dwyer.                             About our Featured Artists: Phil Lear   Phil Lear's painting strives to present a certain poetic insight into the world around. His style and brushwork harmonize with the character of his subject, to reveal the inborn charm of...

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