FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: February 27, 2012
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Ken Hannon @ 727.298.DFAC, x230
FREE Coffee and Conversation with Elizabeth Coachman at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
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 FREE coffee (Presented by the Sterling Society of DFAC) and FREE insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12 noon, the series hosts artist Elizabeth Coachman. Elizabeth will discuss her journey from artist, to doctor and back again. She’ll give an in depth look at the etching process, as well as offer insights on how she arrives at some of the wonderful visual puns her work is known for.
Elizabeth Grange Okulski Coachman was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1949 and raised in a Chicago suburb prior to studies at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and Rutgers University. Her artistic endeavors went on hold while she obtained an MD at Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia and practiced pathology in Florida for 20 years. After retiring she and her husband Mike Coachman traveled North America in an RV and eventually moved to a small cattle ranch in Brooksville where she has her studios for intaglio printing and oil painting.
Elizabeth has won several awards for her drawings and print work including a, “Best of Show,” in 2007 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. She is also a re-enactor of Dr. Mary Safford for the Safford House Museum in Tarpon Springs and is currently writing Dr. Safford’s biography. Her one-woman show entitled, “Fun and Other Words,” filled the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center galleries and generated much laughter in the spring of 2009. Her work is in private collections across Canada, the U. S. and as far away as Florence, Italy.
So stop by for some Coffee & Conversation (both of which are FREE) Or call ahead to the Palm Cafe’ (298.DFAC ext 237) and have lunch waiting for you!
Coffee and Conversation with Elizabeth Coachman – Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 12 Noon.
For more info visit www.dfac.org, call 727-298-DFAC, or email email@example.com
Dunedin Fine Art Center – 1143 Michigan Blvd. – Dunedin, FL 34698