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The LeMoyne's latest exhibit gives a modern nod to artistic triumphs of the past

Two of Isabella Al-Sharif's paintings at the LeMoyne exhibit
Tom Flanigan
Two of Isabella Al-Sharif's paintings at the LeMoyne exhibit

Tallahassee's LeMoyne Arts hosted a reception Saturday to showcase its "A New Renaissance" exhibit. Among the featured painters is Isabella Al-Sharif.

"Whenever I do a painting I don't plan it out. I just let it flow through me and I'm kind of in shock whenever I see the results because it doesn't feel real; it feels like something else. Nature also inspires me a lot and symbolism with animals," she remarked, adding that the birth of her daughter had also inspired her to explore the themes of female empowerment in her paintings.

The exhibit also features works by Jason, John and Amy Bennion. LeMoyne's "New Renaissance" continues through the 24th of this month.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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