Artists approach their subject matter from many different angles. They may visualize a finished piece or arrive at it in a more intuitive manner. No matter how the final piece of artwork is arrives, it starts with a concept.
The two artists featured in the "Conceptual Journeys" exhibit at Mount Dora Center for the Arts take the viewer on very different pathways. One, sculptor Jack King, utilizes concepts realized in wood, while Peter Fitzmaier uses paint. The perfect artistic outcome is achieved through their conceptual journeys.
The exhibit will continue through September 25 and Fitzmaier will give a gallery talk in the center's gallery on August 29 at 10am about his intuitive technique and process.
Gallery: Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 5th Avenue, downtown Mount Dora. Hours: Mon-Fri 10 to 4:00 Sat-Sun by chance or appointment. For more local arts & entertainment articles click here...
Something extraordinary appeared last weekend in Mount Dora. Large crowds. A sight not typically seen in the dead of summer.
The first annual Mount Dora Seafood Festival, originally concepted to boost the Village Market in its off-season, shattered organizers' expectations The two-day event drew in 10,000-15,000 visitors, according to VisitMount Dora, the event's organizer.
The inaugural event had a steady flow of visitors streaming through downtown to devour conch fritters, mahi empanadas, seafood tacos, paella, plus shrimp and crab cooked a plethora of ways. The extensive line-up of food vendors included three local restaurants'; Pisces Rising, Cody's on Fourth and Lake Dora Sushi & Sake.
Approximately 3,500 reggae enthusiasts that banked on the rain staying away attended the Alex Marley concert Saturday evening.