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Date: January 25, 2023
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Ken Hannon @ 727.298.DFAC, x230
Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that IS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series. Enjoy coffee (Presented by the Sterling Society of DFAC) and insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise. Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 and is FREE to current DFAC members.
Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 12 noon, the series welcomes artist Samson Huang. the title of Samson’s presentation is: Embracing Change. “Nothing is Absolute.
Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.” ~ Frida Kahlo
Samson’s talk is about embracing change when encountering unexpected twists and turns in life as well as in the process of creating art. He shares his story from his humble immigrant beginnings to exhibiting at the Tampa Museum of Art in Skyway 20/21. Throughout his journey, Samson encountered opportunities offering new and unexplored paths, which appeals to him. Samson gives a delightful and inspiring talk weaving a collection of personal vignettes with images of his artworks, illuminating his thought processes when creating art in his home studio or sketching on his travels.
Multimedia artist Samson Huang lives and work in the Tampa Bay area. A painter and a sculptor, he uses a combination of oil paints, watercolors, ink, organic & found materials along with digital tools as his preferred media of expression.
Samson’s family immigrated to the lower eastside of Manhattan from Taiwan when he was 9 years old. The cultural shift honed his perceptions of his new life and the vast diversity of people in this new bustling environment. He gravitated to the arts, where he could express his observations, and thus began a lifelong love of painting and all forms of the creative arts.
His works have been exhibited nationally and are in private and public collections. Locally, Samson’s artworks have received acclaim in Hillsborough County exhibiting at the Tampa Museum of Art in the Skyway 2020/21 show, and was juried into the Gasparailla Festival of the Arts as an Emerging Artist 2022. Additionally, Samson was the recipient of the Professional Development for Artists Grant awarded in 2019 by the Hillsborough County Art Council. He was a featured guest instructor at the Tampa Museum of Art, as well as Make Plant City Night Out sponsored by the City Council. Recently, Samson completed a juried group exhibition curated by the Tempus Project Gallery in their new space in Ybor City.
Samson practices Yang Style Tai Chi for vitality of the body, a steadness of the mind and a radiating spirit.
So stop by for some Coffee & Conversation. Or call ahead to the Palm Cafe’ (298.DFAC ext 237) and have lunch waiting for you!
Coffee and Conversation with Samson Huang– Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 12 Noon.
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698