Celebrating Women in the Arts at Kissimmee City Hall
Time & Location
About the Event
Osceola Arts - Art in Public Places celebrates women in the arts at Kissimmee City Hall. Central Florida artists Carrisa Imel,
Ida Y. Robles, Heather Nagy, and Patricia Byron exhibit work on all floors March 2 through July 31.
City Hall Artists:
Carissa Imel is passionate about photography, she loves living in a state that has a plethora of opportunities year around to take photographs in nature, at lakes, oceans, parks, and more. Some of her favorite locations are the FL State Parks, Sea World, Zoo Tampa, Busch Gardens, and Wild Florida Park. “I am very fortunate to have all the opportunities to make connections with so many different species of animals at my local zoos. The work that zoos and organizations are doing to protect the conservation of all animals is astounding and I would never have the chance to see some of them in the wild. My passion is capturing the beautiful soul of all things through photography. Every animal has a story to tell and it takes time and patience to truly understand them. I hope to inspire others through my art, by having anyone that looks into the eyes of the animals to be overcome with a sense of happiness, relaxation, or have their minds transported away from reality.”
Ida Yvette Robles:
Robles was born in Long Branch, NJ, currently living in Florida, Ms. Robles is a self-taught artist with influences as diverse as Frida Kahlo, Scott Rohlfs, Anja Van Herle, Jeremy Worst, Albertus Joseph and Brian Viveros, just to name a few. Her style has a figurative and portrait expression, a cultural flair and a strong graphic quality with focus on beauty and colors. Robles has exhibited throughout Central Florida . "I love to paint and I get great joy from sharing my art with the world.
Heather Nagy is an accomplished fine artist residing in Orlando, Fl. Originally from Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University, Nagy spent a year in Asia before moving to Central Florida in 2000. She has since been presenting her work at numerous galleries, festivals and art shows in Florida.
Nagy seeks to find beauty whether she’s on a dream vacation or walking around the neighborhood. She aims to create pieces that combine a loose realism with vibrant impressionism. Over the years she has tried numerous mediums, working with oil pastels, mixed media, wax, acrylic and more. Acrylic landscapes have become her staple.
Patricia Isabella Byron:
The abstract artist and writer spent several years living in Turkey and Iran. During her travels through the Middle East and Europe, Byron became so captivated by the natural beauty and historical sites, she was compelled to paint and write about them. The communication through her abstract paintings is a spiritual motivation. Her subject matters are a mood-evoking interplay of emotions and symbolic reflections. Patricia Byron is Associate Faculty Instructor at Crealde School of Art, volunteer for the ABCs Art Program at the Coalition for the Homeless, art instructor for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida and a past member of the Women’s Caucus for Arts.
"As an artist, I strive to interpret my visions of tranquility from brush to canvas. I am intrigued with the movement and dimensional complexity that forms with paint. Through my art, I aim to release a lyrical, almost poetic introspective journey where visual meets the emotional. I caress the personal treasure of memories into my work for the viewer to experience. Overall, I am grateful to have experienced my travels and encounters with diverse cultures. For without them, I would not have emerged as an artist”