Martin County Library System Press Releases

June 6, 2013

From hobby to career, local artist discusses her journey

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For immediate release:  June 6, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, 772-463-3205   

Join local artist Jen Dacota on Saturday, June 15 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Hobe Sound Public Library, 10595 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, as she discusses her journey of becoming an artist after a traumatic head injury. She will be joined by her husband Barry E. Blecher, also a local artist. The event is free and open to the public.

Following her injury, Dacota began to paint as a therapeutic means to stimulate brain activity. Many of her paintings were created using her fingers and hands rather than brushes. Her work has been chosen for many juried art shows throughout South Florida and the Northeast. She is also privately collected.

To learn more about the Martin County Library System, call 772-221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the website at




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