Marie’s Biographical Sketch: Marie moved to FL in 1987 from frigid NE Minnesota. Marie co-owns Charlotte Well Drilling with her husband, Sheldon, and is a Historic Trolley Guide for the Green Hibiscus Trolley. In 2007 Marie was named as one of the top 20 Community Minded women in the US. She was, also, nominated as one of the top 5 real women for a Relly Award with Live with Regis and Kelly. Alumni of Leadership Charlotte Class of 2011, Alumni of Gulf Coast Leadership Class of 2013 Past President of the Charlotte Players, Founder of Comedy for a Cause, a fundraiser for the Charlotte Players. Executive committee VRC (volunteer reception center) for Emergency Management, Charlotte County. Chair Arts Day for Leadership Charlotte and North Port Area Chamber.also, is on the steering committee for Tourism Day, Past President of Port Charlotte Toastmasters, Vice Chair Murdock Village CRA, Board of Directors of Charlotte Hospitality Association, member of NP, PG, and CC chambers, CDBIA, Business Professional Women’s, and the Martini Mafia, a women’s networking group
Marie is an avid sweepstaker. She has won many prizes including a trip from Athens to Istanbul, illustrated as Spiderman in a Marvel Comic Book, to winning many Publix gift cards.
EXPOSED – BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Arts are good for business, an eye-opening journey into the creative world of art in S. Sarasota and Charlotte counties and around the world. From prehistoric cave paintings to modern day films, art has served as a vessel for storytelling and conveying mankind’s relationship with its environment. Traveling together we will explore the world of behind the scenes where the artists and business people create for our enjoyment. Major constituents of the arts include literature – including poetry, novels and short stories, and epics; performing arts – among them music, dance, and theatre; culinary arts such as baking, chocolatiering, and wine-making; media arts like photography and cinematography, and visual arts – including drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpting. Some art forms combine a visual element with performance (e.g. film) and the written word (e.g. comics).
SLEUTHING, EYE-OPENING TALES FROM THE PAST
History, Searching into the Vault
History with scandal, intrigue, corruption..the good, the bad, and the ugly. History is interpreted through the storyteller’s view glossed over in history books. What is the truth? Join Marie as she pulls from the memories of the living, digs into the bones of the past, conjuring what remains.
For a listing of days and times, check the programming guide.