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COCA Spotlight: Photographer’s everyday objects bloom into surreal images

Abstract photographer Carter Magar peers through her camera lens to adjust the manual focus.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | December 17, 2018

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Busy young violinist scores a winner for ‘Silents!’

also: A few artful questions for...Fire Chief Cindy Dick COCA Notes from TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood2/13/11 Tallahassee native Brianna Rhodes composed her first piece of music — a string quartet — when she was 10 years old. In eighth grade, she arranged a symphony for...

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Two women’s poetry and ceramics become partners in art

by Elizabeth M. MackTallahassee Democrat2/6/11 It’s as though it was destiny for Mary Jane Ryals and Susan Stelzmann to be selected as the artists for the Gaines Street Art Wall project. Read the article

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Berrien sings bass, sons round out quartet

also: A few artful questions for...City Commissioner Gil Ziffer COCA Notes from TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood2/6/11 There’s one day a year that Dave Berrien absolutely refuses to go to work, and that’s Valentine’s Day. Every Feb. 14, he and...

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Florida’s beauty captivates Chinese artist

also: A few artful questions for...Sheriff Larry Campbell COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood1/30/11 In 2004, while working on his MFA in painting at FSU, Liu Nan made a discovery that would radically change the course of his work. A friend took...

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SAIL High School Receives College Board’s First National Award for Innovation in the Arts

SAIL High School is one of six schools in the United States to be chosen as the inaugural recipient of the College Board Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. Granted to one school in each of the College Board regions, this award was...

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Family’s Jewish history informs student’s role in ‘Anne Frank’

also: A few artful questions for...County Commissioner John Dailey COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood1/23/11 Stephanie Goldstein, a senior at Lincoln High School, grew up hearing family stories about the Holocaust. Her mother, Barbara Goldstein, is the volunteer president of HERC,...