Our artist-in-residence program began as an initiative to embrace a variety of disciplines to come into our agency and share their specialized passion and unique skillset with our program participants.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, Loveland Center seeks individuals in fields including, but not limited to, art, music, dance, photography, culinary arts, horticulture, academics, and physical fitness to come spend a select amount of time at our agency and in the community with our program participants.

The first artist-in-residence is Gary Felfoldy, a local Venice artist who shared his passion for Florida landscape paintings with our Creative Hearts Studio. Gary joined a group of 10 participants and an instructor on a number of outings in a two-month period. He helped develop their technique and sharpen their focus to paint on-location across Sarasota County. This collaboration will culminate in a gallery exhibition that will be held in the Lamoureux Clubhouse February 24, 2018.

For more information on how you can apply to be an artist-in-residence, contact:

Jennifer Bushinger
Director of Community Impact
(941) 493-0016 x 311