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An osprey swooped low over artist Mark Messersmith’s head, with a fish tightly secured in its talons. He followed the bird’s flight across the sky, intently watching as an eagle pursued it in a hurried chase hoping for an easy meal.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | September 24, 2018

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Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibit 2010 on display now until Jan. 11, 2011

Bird Eating Berries by Sanija WallerKindergarten; WT Moore Elementary SchoolArt Teacher, Jason McMillian The Winter Festival Youth Art Exhibit 2010 showcases youthful talent and imagination through 85 pieces of student artwork. Forty-three elementary, middle, and high school art teachers submitted work on behalf of their students for...

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Photofest 2010 Winners Announced

The Photofest 2010 opening reception and awards ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 18th. Although it is an honor to be selected for this exhibition, COCA announced some additional kudos to a few of the artists exhibited in this show. Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):...

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Through a lens sharply: Photofest features locals

also: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grade Music Student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood11/14/10 Through the lenses of their cameras, photographers give us unique glimpses into the world around us. Read the article

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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...