UPCLOSE with MARK EMERY & BRUCE MOZERT
GALLERY SHOW AND SPECIAL EVENT
Silver Springs is still at the Brick City Center for the Arts. Silver Springs photographs that is.
With the help of Silver Springs International Film Festival, Marion Cultural Alliance is proud to host the artwork of Bruce Mozert, underwater photography pioneer and Mark Emery, two time Emmy Award winner and filmmaker for National Geographic and Discovery Channel at Brick City Center for the Arts.
Bruce Mozert, by the age of 20, was already an accomplished photographer in N.Y. City. He came to Silver Springs in the fall of 1938 when they were making Tarzan films.
He invented the process for underwater photography and built his first underwater camera case here. His clients include MGM, NBC, ABC, CBS and many Hollywood productions. It is fun to be around bright people; come meet Bruce up close and personal!
Producer, Director, Musician, Outdoor Naturalist, Adventurer…
is there anything Mark Emery can’t do? he grew up swimming our Central Florida rivers and has known every dimension of a camera for over 25 years. His clients include National Geographic, Discovery, the National Park Service…Let’s just call him our own Indiana Jones! Come meet Mark up close.
You are invited to attend Up Close with Bruce and Mark, Tuesday, April 22 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Meet the artists and listen as they share their adventures.
MCA SPONSORED SCULPTURE WINS PEOPLES CHOICE
Thanks goes to Rus Adams, Floyd Hershberger, Mary Britt, Paulette Millhorn, Donna Healy Strickland, and Hal McSwain, who spent time promoting the MCA sponsored sculpture, The Evolution of Angels and Birds by Dennis Howland from Tallahassee, Florida. The sculpture won the People’s Choice award at the Tuscawilla Sculpture Stroll held Saturday afternoon, March 15. MCA would also like to thank Dee Collier for securing Face Painters Pumpkin and OH-Asis, for the MCA activity booth.
First Choice winner was Lofted by local artist John Gamache, also the Best in Show winner of competition.
Other organizations such as the Ocala Storytelling Festival with Jessica McCune and her fellow story tellers entertained children and adults alike sharing their adventures, funny stories, and real life experiences.
No better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than a family day at the park with sculptors, musicians, and art education activities.
For more information about the sculptures, Tuscawilla Park, and their related activities, visit www.ocalafl.org/outdoorsculpture.
Marion Cultural Alliance would like to recognize Donna Healy Strickland, SPHR, for all that she does for MCA. Donna, a Senior Professional in Human Resources serves as the Human Resource Director with Benefit Advisors full time, and as the Secretary of MCA’s Board of Directors part of her volunteer time. Being community oriented keeps Donna busy through her involvement in the Ocala Women’s Network, Chamber of Economic Partnership, her church and many more activities.
It is rare to find someone like Donna who gives so much on so many levels, from expert advice to getting her hands dirty as part of a cleanup crew. Whether it’s taking minutes, preparing food and drink, contributing her expertise in HR related matters, or serving as part of the “clean up crew” in the gallery, Donna is ready, willing, and able. Who could ask for more, and how can you thank her enough? We hope our deep appreciation, and her knowledge that she advances the MCA mission will suffice.
Thank you Donna!
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