"Wild Thing, I Think I Love You!"
By Renee Burrell
Photo courtesy of Weedon Island
The public is invited to an artist exhibit opening reception at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center aptly titled, "Wild Thing, I Think I Love You!".
The family friendly event will be held Saturday January 9 from 1-4 p.m. Local artists studying at the Augustine Ludovico Studio & Academy of Art, in St. Petersburg, will display their canvas trophies of gopher tortoises, pelicans, and alligators, along with scenes of mangroves, Egmont Key and Fort DeSoto Park.
The artists will be in attendance and will give live painting demonstrations during the reception. They include:Lorraine Cavanaugh, Loren Corrieri, Diana Craig, Vivek Lakhotia, Marc Levasseur, Augustine Ludovico, Debora Pridgen, and Suzanne Wheeler.
All are students of art instructor Augustine Ludovico who said, "My joy is to meet people and bring them to this level of achievement. I've been very impressed with their progress and am excited for the public to see their work." Ludovico said her students often have an affinity for natural subjects and the exhibit at Weedon Island is a great vehicle for them to show their work.
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is located at 1800 Weedon Drive NE St. Petersburg. Portions of the Preserve are on the National Register of Historic Places as the island was home to people some 1,000 to 1,800 years ago. The Center lies within Weedon Island Preserve and is part of the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management's Environmental Lands Division and supports the applied management and ecological monitoring objectives of the division through educational programming and volunteerism.
For more information visit online at: www.weedonislandpreserve.org or phone (727) 453-6500
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