Meet the Artists
Meet the artists that have their amazing works displayed in HCA's exhibit. Enjoy a tour through the gallery and appreciate their unique perspective of Historical Apalachicola and the surrounding region.
Anna Feil is a native of Apalachicola. She lives and works in San Diego, California. Anna’s work is a dialogue between her imagination, intuition, and imperfections. She likes to think of her paintings as character studies and often finds her inspiration digging through old photographs, magazines, vintage clothing, and antique parlors. Her paintings are fabricated right out of her imagination and are in a constant state of flux; a beautiful exploration. She creates her own realm of femininity using wax, paint, color, fabric, photographs, and anything else that strikes her fancy. She is best known for her expressive portraits of women. Anna received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
I have been studying painting seriously for over forty years. Provincetown, Massachusetts was where I began painting full time at the Impressionist Cape School of Art with Henry Hensche.
The world of color and light was opened to me at that point and continues to be at the heart of my work. Over the years I have become more interested in the Expressionist outlook and try to communicate through my work really how I feel about the subject I am painting. I try to paint from my heart, as it were, not so much from my head. I am very inspired by the work of Soutine and Charles Burchfield, to name a few. Both of these artists are well known for their personal interpretations of the world around them.
Robert Henri is also an ongoing inspiration. His ideas set forth in his book "The Art Spirit" ever remind me how important it is to have an honest relationship with whatever it is I am trying to paint. By that I mean, be true to myself and stay as connected to my heart felt feelings about the subject before me as is possible. Landscapes, portrait or still-lives are all of interest to me.Wherever I go, my eye is in love and I am very grateful to have this life of painting to share with you...
Edgeware Productions was founded in 1990 and has produced plays and educational performances in its home state of Alaska, throughout the contiguous United States and in several European countries.
Productions by the artists associated with Edgeware Productions have received critical and popular acclaim and many have won regional awards for excellence. The educational productions have toured to schools throughout Alaska, and Edgeware's educational workshops have brought Shakespeare and live theatre into remote classrooms.
Managed by David Edgecombe and Elizabeth Ware, this company has proven to be a respected addition to the Alaska performing arts community.