Rosemary Lhotan stands with her Best of Show, a watercolor “Rick’s Plumeria.” [ The Joe | Contributed ]
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The Joe opens Art in Bloom exhibition

Everything was coming up roses last Friday at the opening reception of the Art in Bloom Exhibition at The Joe Center for the Arts. 

Over $500 in prize money was awarded to artists whose entries were chosen by juror Cindy Thau.

“I was wowed by the creativity and quality I saw in the entries overall,” she said. “ I commend all the artists for their successful efforts.

Thau’s many oil paintings can be seen at River’s Edge Gallery in Apalachicola as well as in private collections across the country.

Winners include Rosemary Lhotan, Best of Show; Richard Trahan, first place; Stephanie Bloyd, second place; and Laura Tuvyana, third place. 

Receiving honorable mentions were Joyce Estes, Cyndi Lanier, Susan Costello Sepulveda, and Marcy Trahan.

Cheryl Ploegstra and Richard Trahan had the winning numbers in a drawing held for fresh floral arrangements provided by Duren’s Piggly Wiggly and Bayside Florist.

Art in Bloom will be on display through Friday, May 17, and all works are available for purchase.

Coming up next on Friday, May 24 is Wonders of Wood, a show featuring exclusively artists who work in wood. The Gallery and Gift Shop are open Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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