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COCA Spotlight: Julie Bowland “Artist’s vibrant ‘Earthscapes’ are ‘an emotional expression’”

One dark night, surrounded by the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona, painter Julie Bowland was busily recreating the wild nighttime landscape. She turned on her truck’s headlights to further illuminate the scene.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | November 20, 2017

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Photofest 2010 Exhibit

 The Council on Culture & Arts is pleased to present Photofest 2010, an annual exhibition at the Artport Gallery from November 14th, 2010 - January 7th, 2011 as part of the Arts in Public Places program.   From breathtaking landscapes to the mind-bending use of extreme close...

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Leon Anderson caught drumming bug early

also: Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grade Art Student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood11/7/10 Tallahassee’s Leon Anderson Jr. has had a musical career full of high points. He has performed with Ellis Marsalis at the Free Jazz...

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Circle unbroken for FAMU theater teacher

also: 'A drama-what?' A good play needs research; His political buttons are hot right now COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood10/31/10 Marci Stringer is passionate about everything she does. She loves her job teaching acting, voice and diction at...

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Attention, artists and oak lovers: submit your art for Gaines Street

also: Musician picks up the wrench; Are You Smarter Than a 7th Grade Music Student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood10/24/10 The Gaines Street Vitalization is in full swing. Tallahasseeans are hanging in there and being good sports about the construction...

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Call for Art - Gaines Street Public Art Project

(DEADLINE: Nov 12, 2010)Sponsored by COCA and the City of Tallahassee. COCA is now accepting applications for a unique project to be completed in 2011. A regional artist or artists will be selected to install permanent original artwork on a retaining wall being built on Gaines Street...

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Miriam Burns manages a ‘wall of sound’

also: Are You Smarter Than a 12th-Grade Art Student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Erica Thaler10/17/10 Onstage in front of 70 highly skilled musicians waiting for the downbeat of her baton, Miriam Burns appears poised and confident, ready to bring a symphony to...