Palm Coast painter Weldon Ryan is the featured artist at Hammock Wine and Cheese for the month of August.
Ryan’s art is a representation of his life experiences. Although his artwork is realistically illustrative, he allows for a bit of serendipity. He is engaged in the use of texture as well as the use of color.
“To be successful, an artist has to have the clarity to know what he is doing when he chooses to create,” Ryan said. “Through understanding of technique I can safely assume what the end result would be. Of course, we sometimes veer off to a change or two.
“But to control your experience is to know when something different from the norm happens. At that point we as artists choose to accept the change and go with the flow to see where we end up. That’s my scientist side. We must know technique and experiment with it. The importance of clarity is that you are not confused as to what to do.”
Congrats to Rep. Hutson and wife
State Rep. Travis Hutson and his wife, Tanya Hutson, recently welcomed a baby girl, Taylor, to the family. She was born June 28 and weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces.
Team Feed Flagler off to a fast start in 2013
Team Feed Flagler kicked off its fundraising and nonperishable food collection effort this month.
This year’s theme for the drive is “focusing on families,” and Team Feed Flagler has scheduled several public appearances to help get the word out to the public.
“Feed Flagler is one of the most important annual events in our community,” said County Commission Chairman Nate McLaughlin, who is also spearheading this year’s Team Feed Flagler effort. “We are getting an early start this year to even further increase the event’s visibility and reach more families than ever before.”
Team Feed Flagler is a coalition of Flagler County staff and community volunteers that organizes the annual Feed Flagler Community Thanksgiving Celebration. Representatives will be wearing their orange T-shirts at the following events where they will be collecting funds and nonperishable goods:
Aug. 20 — Food Truck Tuesday/ Palm Coast Town Center
Sept. 6 — First Friday Flagler Beach/Veterans Park
Sept. 8 — 9/11 Ceremony and Motorcycle Ride/Flagler County Government Services
Sept. 17 — Food Truck Tuesday/Palm Coast Town Center
Oct. 4 — First Friday Flagler Beach/Veterans Park
Oct. 15 — Food Truck Tuesday/Palm Coast Town Center
Nov. 1 — First Friday Flagler Beach/Veterans Park
Nov. 9 — Heroes Ride & Gala/Flagler County Government Services
Nov. 19 — Food Truck Tuesday/Palm Coast Town Center