I'd rather be eccentric and artistic, than be normal

and have not one inch of art flowing through my heart ― Anthony Liccione

2014 SAA Magician Vernon Linton

Col. Vernon and Margaret Linton have been in the performing arts for many years. Performing illusions for children’s shows to large stage shows; from small to large parties’ to corporate shows and every show is different. We are proud to have our family participate in sound, photo and every aspect of the show; we travel within approx. 500 mile radius and even have entertained on a cruise ship. We spend many hours perfecting our performing art, always looking for the next illusion and show place. Each show brings new excitement, we never know what to expect and have a large variety of themes and costumes to draw from. Vernon is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and also a member of the Fellowship Christianization International.

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2014 SAA Musician Jeanne Hollon

Jeanne Hollon is a native of Orlando, Florida and has been a resident of Marianna since 1973. Jeanne was born into a musical family and was singing and playing the piano before she was old enough to reach the pedals. Never having had a piano lesson, Jeanne can play almost any piece after hearing it only once.

In the 1950’s Jeanne played with a group associated with the Oak Ridge Boys and toured the southeast for several years.

In 1973 Jeanne’s husband was transferred to Marianna, of course the family followed. He was killed in an accident three months later and Jeanne remained in Marianna to raise their three children. In the following years, she worked at the Chamber of Commerce and Chipola College. Currently she sells Medicare Insurance through United Healthcare Insurance, and brokers other products for a number of companies.

Rest assured – her music is never far from her mind.



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2014 SAA Guest Writer Bob Kornegay

Bob Kornegay hails from Blakely, Georgia by way of Southeast Alabama and has “a smattering of kin in north Florida who’ll still claim me.”

In 62 years of terrestrial existence he has been bad to hunt, fish, hike, watch birds, and (solely to avoid debtors’ prison) occasionally has held a real job, including a 30-year teaching stint in the Early County School System. He has also been known to write and/or tell a story or two.

A professional writer since the mid 1980s, Kornegay’s work has prolifically appeared in numerous state, regional, and national publications. His columns, feature articles, and short stories have earned more than 100 media-achievement awards. In 1991 his book, BUDDIES AND BOBTALES, received Excellence in Craft honors from the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association. Though he writes and publishes now with less frequency (“the accepted laziness of age”), his humor/nostalgia columns continue in the JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN, the ALBANY (Ga.) HERALD, and the MILLER COUNTY (Ga.) LIBERAL. He also writes a bimonthly column for DOTHAN MAGAZINE.

Kornegay agrees with critics who liken him to Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway saying, “Like Mr. Clemens, I never let the facts stand in the way of a good story and, like Hemingway, I occasionally drink too much. Sadly, however, the similarities, end there.”


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2014 SAA Guest Artist Beth Appleton

Beth Appleton, Guest Artist for the 10th annual Sunday Afternoon with the Arts, grew up in the central Florida town of Ocala. As a child she studied underwater ballet, dreamed of being a Weekie Wachee mermaid and found love for art at her aunt’s roadside fruit stand. During these early years dance and creative writing would inspire the lyrical artworks and books that she would later create.

Moving to north Florida she received her degree from Florida State University and spent many years teaching art professionally. With husband, David Harbaugh’s encouragement, Beth pursued a life long career as a professional artist. In 1989 she began assembling and cutting paper; developing a style which has become uniquely her own. The work often reveals the combination of a Florida background with design elements influenced by the Southwest and the brilliant color and vitality of the Caribbean and Central America.

For over twenty years, her works have been influenced by the Gulf that surrounds her. Appleton says of her north Florida home, “Artists reflect what they come in contact with; if it gets into your soul, it gets into your art. It is incredible to be sitting on the edge of life here”. Her latest works are digital micro assemblages influenced by local water samples studied and photographed under a microscope. She developed her interest in sampling local waters while serving as a citizen scientist in the Riverkeeper’s Osprey program, taking GPS readings and photos to establish a baseline of the coast for future comparison.

Appleton’s works are in private as well as public collections and are widely exhibited and collected internationally.
For more information please email: bethappleton@me.com
Website: bethappleton.net
Facebook: Beth Appleton, Cut Paper Assemblages

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