Poet Debra Webb Rogers
Debra Webb Rogers recently retired from at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts where she taught dance and dance history for more than thirty years. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and earned graduate credits from FSU’s School of Information Studies. In addition, Ms. Rogers is a multiple-year honoree listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
Ms. Rogers is the author of several works of nonfiction: Choosing a Dance School: What Every Parent Should Consider; Dancing Between the Ears; and a genealogy book on the descendants of Israel Boone entitled: The Boone Connection in the Lost Counties. She has written articles for national magazines Guideposts and Dancebag, plus a guest column for the Florida Times-Union. Her first novel, Dancing in Time, written under her pen name Violet Rightmire, was a finalist for an EPIC Award in 2011. It is available from The Wild Rose Press. (www.thewildrosepress.com).
Ms. Rogers is also the author of two books on the history of Jacksonville, Florida: San Marco, and Jacksonville’s Southside, both produced by Arcadia Publishing. Jacksonville’s Southside is the recipient of a 2014 Historic Preservation Award given by the city of Jacksonville.
Artist Mimi Pearce
Artist Mimi Pearce says, “My mantra has always been, Art is for everyone. Art should be everywhere – in the workspace as well as over the fireplace. Art has the power to calm, to transport, and even to heal the spirit in times of conflict and confusion.”
A product of the sixties, Mimi is a free spirit and strives to reflect this in her work. She says, “The process of painting fascinates me. I use bold, juicy colors. I may start with the brush, but I always end with the knife. While selling art and winning awards help to validate what I am doing, being in class is where I grow. My education never ends; I learn as much from my fellow students as I do from my professors.”
Mimi works outside in all kinds of environments as well as in the studio. She lives in San Marco with her husband, Jim, who is also an artist. Visit their website to see their artwork.
Musician Craig Frazier
By day, Craig Frazier is an Information Technology Solutions Analyst but by night he is a Musician that spins a variety of songs. He presents a fast-paced, entertaining program combining electric, pop and dance. Audiences become engaged in the performance with uplifting beats and lively catchy tunes.
For PAM Jam JAX, Craig contributed several original compositions featured in the following videos:
- 04 Muse of Words features “Sundowners”
- 05 Yellow Pants features “Sleep Surfer”
- 06 Go NOW! Now GO! features “Saturday Walk”
- 08 Joy features “Flora and Fauna”
- 10 Beach Thoughts features “A Rose in September”
- 12 Poet’s Mind ~ Deadlines! features “Falling”
- 13 To Be Determined features “Time Complexity”