Hungry Hearts Event February 2020

Artworks is hosting its 2nd Annual Hungry Hearts Event for 325zeroHunger. Bring food donations for our hungry children in our 3250* zip codes.

WHEN:    February 9, 2020
TIME:      1:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE:  13700 Perdido Key Drive

Talis Jayme is offering a 20% discount on her artwork if you bring a nonperishable food item. Discount is available on purchases of Talis Jayme artwork of $25 or more. 

325 Zero Hunger nonprofit mission is to end childhood hunger in the 32506 and 32507 zip codes of Escambia County.

“Over 60 percent of Escambia County public school students, roughly 24,000 children, rely on the school system for at least two free or reduced price meals a day during the school year. Approximately 1,500 to 2,000 of the 24,000 eligible students will receive meals during a part of the summer provided through the USDA programs. The remaining 22,000 are left to make other arrangements.”

325ZeroHunger is working with seven (7) elementary and middle schools in our geographic area and will make sure that our food contributions are distributed to those children and families in need in our area. We encourage you to bring several food contributions for this wonderful charity. The following food items would be greatly appreciated by families this organization serves: Pasta, Pasta Sauce (in a can, not glass), Rice, Canned Beans, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Chili, Ravioli, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Oatmeal, Grits.

Children art activities will be available throughout the day!!

Artist of the Month February 2020: Talis Jayme

Talis Jayme has made her home here on Perdido Key and claims that "One can't help but be inspired by paradise. The beauty is breath taking and leaves one in awe." While focusing on watercolor and acrylic, Talis also has plenty of pastels, limited edition prints and note cards - just to mention a few. Having studied with such nationally recognized artists as Edgar Whitney, Talis' works have gained the respect of a wide audience and has works hanging in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. Join her on February 15th for her "Meet the Artist". Meeting Talis in person is most definitely a charming experience.

Meet the Artist of the Month
Talis Jayme
When:  February 15, 2020
Time:  1:30-5:00pm

Receive 20% discount on Talis Jayme artwork over $25.00.


Award winning author M.M. LeBlanc will sign and read from her book, “Paradise Stolen”, the third and final volume of an historical fiction series "Evangeline, the True Story of the Cajuns" on Sunday, February 2, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Artworks Studio & Gallery at Villagio Town Centre, 13700 Perdido Key Drive, on Perdido Key.  For more details contact Talis at 850-261-9617.

Winner of 6 book awards, this final volume in the thrilling saga of betrayal, intrigue, loss and hope, tells of the journey of the French Acadians and star-crossed lovers Evangeline and Gabriel.  It follows them from France to Acadia/Nova Scotia and to their exile throughout the Colonies, Europe and the Caribbean, ultimately reuniting in Louisiana.

Separated and scattered to the winds in 1755, the lives and fates of ten families intertwine from King Louis XV and nobles to commoners in the exciting conclusion telling the true story of the Acadians, the ancestors of the Cajuns.

This book is based on the true story of the author's ancestors, including RenĂ© Le Blanc, featured in the famous poem ‘Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

M. M. Le Blanc is a multi-award-winning author of sixteen books of fiction and non-fiction and numerous award-winning screenplays. Her trilogy Evangeline: Paradise Stolen has won six book awards and was selected as an Official Gift Selection for VIP filmmakers at the Sundance International Film Festival. Her film, Cajun Renaissance Man, was an Official Selection at international film festivals in Cannes, Montreal, New York, New Orleans, Chicago and many others, and won the “Audience Favorite Film” Award. Le Blanc is a frequent speaker at historical and genealogical conferences as well as film festivals from Cannes to China. 

Le Blanc was selected one of the “Top Ten Working Women in America,” and was awarded an international Writing Fellowship from the Fondation d’Art Paris-New York and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.