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Join visual artist Kathy Stark for a special visual presentation about Jacksonville’s parks and preserves featured in her book, “The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks” and her recent series of WPA-era-inspired posters. She will share aspects most people don’t know, personal tips, and interesting insights into her paintings. Kathy’s book will also be available to purchase, and she will sign copies after the program.

A Jacksonville native and resident, Kathy Stark specializes in watercolor and oil painting. Her favorite subject matter is her natural Florida surroundings, which she explores by hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, and dog walking. She created a series of large even monumental watercolors of her area’s amazing wild park system for her book and traveling exhibit titled “The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks.” A unique blend of art and education, the family-friendly book and exhibit serves as a tribute and guide to the great unspoiled stretches of the North Florida region. Kathy’s work has been collected both privately and corporately and has been shown in museums and galleries in Northeast Florida and beyond.

Kathy attended the Bartram School, now part of the Bolles School. In 1985, she graduated from Furman University with a BA in studio arts and then attended the University of Florida for post-baccalaureate studies.

Following college, Kathy traveled for four years in the Southeast working as set designer, art director, and production illustrator for the motion picture industry. Kathy later painted, sculpted, and designed for a company creating environments for entertainment attractions, museums, and zoos. Twenty years ago, Kathy resumed her full-time pursuit as a professional fine artist. Breaking out from her long preferred medium of oils, she began exploring watercolors for the first time since college and has a newfound energy and enthusiasm with this medium.

Combined Circles is an occasional program that allows members of garden circles to meet at the Garden Club of Jacksonville for fellowship and camaraderie.

The Garden Club appreciates all Circle members registering for this event, so we know how many chairs and refreshments to provide. If you need assistance registering, please call 904-355-4224.

Circle Presidents: Please reserve space for the number of people attending your Circle’s meeting after the program by calling 904-355-4224.

Free for #GardenClubJax members | $5 for nonmembers

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable

Sponsorship Opportunities

A sponsor of this Combined Circles program receives:

  • Recognition on our event pages
  • Recognition in our email marketing to more than 6,000 contacts
  • Recognition on our social media channels
  • Recognition on event slideshow
  • Recognition in our blog post after the program

Annual sponsors also receive:

  • Verbal recognition at all Combined Circles programs
  • Sponsor table at all Combined Circles programs

If you have questions about sponsorship, please email info@gardenclubjax.org or call 904-355-4224.

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