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If there's one thing you can count on in life, it's that your body will change over time. Many men in their early 20s feel bulletproof and ready to take on the world. But it's only a matter of time before age starts to play a part in day-to-day life. Injuries take a longer time to heal, hangovers seem to last longer than ever, and aches and pains become part of normal life. For many men approaching middle age, something more concerning than backaches begins to happen: their ability to be intimate becomes more difficult. If you find that your love life is becoming or has become compromised, you're not alone - more than 18 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction in the U.S.
While it's completely normal to have trouble in the bedroom as you get older, that doesn't mean you have to settle for it. Unfortunately, in the past, men were taught to just “suck it up” and deal with their problems in private. Thankfully, those days are long gone. If you're ready to fight back against ED and regain your lost passion, Alpha Med Group has the erectile dysfunction treatment in Cityname, State, you've been looking for.
At Alpha Med Group, our team knows how difficult it can be to navigate the mental and physical changes that manifest as we grow older. We know it can be tempting to give up and accept the dull new life ahead of you. But we're here to tell you there is a better way to age. If you're ready to live as you did in your prime, our integrative aging services will help you meet your goals and enjoy life with more energy, youth, and passion.
At Alpha Med Group, our doctors focus on an integrative health approach. We use multimodal strategies to help you take control of your health through quality healthcare, positive life choices, proper diet, and staying active. When combined with the latest research in anti-aging and regenerative medicine, our patients benefit from a fully personalized approach. Unlike other health clinics, our programs target the root causes of our patient's symptoms. That way, they can enjoy a healthy, fulfilling life in public and also in the bedroom.
We're proud to have everything you need to improve your health and achieve your goals. Our providers will expertly handle your nuanced health challenges using advanced therapies like GAINSWave treatments to achieve a results-based outcome you'll love.
Some of the most common conditions we treat at Alpha Med Group include:
When it comes to male health, talking about sex can still feel a little taboo, even in today's modern times. That's especially true when there are deficiencies or performance concerns at play. If you're a man reading this and you're nodding your head in agreement, we know how you're feeling. Thankfully, you don't have to be angry or embarrassed about your performance for much longer.
While your primary care doctor might start you off with ED medications, such options don't really offer real solutions to your problem. Plus, they can cause concerning side effects. Thankfully there's a new, revolutionary therapy on the market called GAINSWave, and we'd be willing to bet it's unlike anything you've tried before.
Unlike most ED options, GAINSWave doesn't require drugs or surgery. Instead, it uses innovative acoustic waves to boost blood flow and stimulate tissues in your penis while also breaking up micro plaques. That means you can say goodbye to the days of sketchy blue pills and painful surgeries.
GAINSWave offers the first non-surgical ED option that helps with Peyronie's Disease and premature ejaculation as well. Alpha Med Group's GAINSWave treatments are painless and safe for most men suffering from erectile dysfunction. If you're looking for a no-nonsense, discreet way to enhance your sexual performance and achieve more substantial erections, GAINSWave is the long-term solution you need. Some benefits of GAINSWave treatments include:
You're probably thinking to yourself, “This all sounds great, but how does it work?” Don't worry; we've got you covered.
GAINSWave might sound too good to be true on the surface. However, this type of erectile dysfunction treatment in Clearwater uses science-based, research-backed applications and technologies that have been proven to be effective.
GAINSWave works by targeting the underlying issue of ED: blood flow. Continuous blood flow is critical in maintaining an erection. As men age, blood vessels in their penis break down and fill up with micro plaques, further reducing blood flow. GAINSWave treatment addresses this issue using low-intensity shockwaves or acoustic pulses to re-open closed blood vessels and help form new ones simultaneously. This increased blood flow essentially eliminates the symptoms of erectile dysfunction, letting men across the country gain a new lease on life.
Because this procedure is drug, surgery, and needle-free, most men won't have to stress about costly insurance claims or ugly scarring. All you need to think about is enjoying life with a new pep in your step, whether you're headed to work or spending time with your spouse in the bedroom.
Alpha Med Group's patients love that GAINSWave is quick, effective, and gets right to the root cause of their issues. Our GAINSWave treatments yield long-term results with optimized sexual performance and even treat other issues like Peyronie's disease.
Any man older than 30 can enjoy the benefits of GAINSWave therapy. Men with or without erectile dysfunction use GAINSWave to reshape their sex lives without resorting to over-the-counter pills and prescriptions like Cialis. While it's true that the “blue pill” can temporarily relieve ED, that relief is short-lived because pills don't address the root cause of the issue. To make matters worse, many drugs have unwanted and unsafe side effects. GAINSWave represents a much safer, more effective solution for men who are sick and tired of the stress and embarrassment associated with ED.
Whether you're dealing with severe erectile dysfunction or you simply want a little more spark with your partner, GAINSWave is the surgery-free, drug-free alternative you can rely on.
To help you get a better understanding of Alpha Med Group's GAINSWave therapy, consider these quick facts:
In today's day and age, products that promise quick results and convenience are king. It makes sense, then, that many men want the fastest solution to their ED problem. While it's easy to pop a “little blue pill,” doing so can come with consequences that you don't get with GAINSWave treatment. And when it comes to sketchy over-the-counter options that you can buy at your local gas station, the risks are quite concerning. Before you re-up your prescription or head to the gas station, consider these side effects:
If you're one of the many men who settled for strange side effects just to regain confidence in the bedroom, it's time to celebrate. Rather than relying on prescriptions or a la carte options, health-conscious men are using GAINSWave treatments for a safer, natural solution with no side effects.
Despite the fact that millions of men around the country suffer from erectile dysfunction, most males won't talk about it. Maybe it's because they're embarrassed. Maybe it's because they simply don't understand what's going on. However, ignoring the issue can have long-term consequences and may result in problems like Peyronie's disease.
Peyronie's disease, which affects about 9% of men, can occur at any age. It is most often characterized by a curve or bend in the penis, caused by fibrous scar tissue proliferating under the penis' surface. If the scar tissue isn't treated correctly, it can make achieving an erection difficult, creating a painful curve that makes sex almost impossible. Sometimes, symptoms of Peyronie's disease can work themselves out but most often, men need treatment to regain a healthy sex life.
While having a curve in your penis is relatively normal, having pain and discomfort with an erection most certainly is not, and a good sign that you need help. Fortunately, GAINSWave therapy has helped many men regain their sexual performance by reducing the curvature of the penis caused by Peyronie's disease.
Men suffering from Peyronie's disease may notice an array of symptoms, which may manifest quickly or slowly. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Severe Bend of Penis: One of the most common symptoms of Peyronie's disease is significant bending of the penis in a certain direction, with or without achieving an erection.
If you're one of the many American men who has lost hope because of Peyronie's disease, there is a new reason to be hopeful. Peyronie's disease is treatable, and you don't have to rely on surgery, vacuum devices, or a wait-and-see approach to get results.
If you're a man searching for a safe, non-invasive, natural treatment option for Peyronie's disease, GAINSWave therapy is the way to go. GAINSWave incorporates premium low-intensity, high-frequency shockwaves that break down plaque (or scar tissue) while opening and creating new blood vessels. When blood flow is increased, the penis curvature associated with Peyronie's disease is often reduced, giving men a new chance to enjoy a healthy sex life.
In today's modern world, with health-centric social influencers and body biohackers around every corner, the bar is high for body optimization. Peak performance in the bedroom is no exception. Men of all ages across the nation are searching for a certain edge in the bedroom. They want longer endurance, stronger erections, and a more enhanced sexual experience with partners.
Even men in their 20s and 30s, with no medical conditions, are trying gas station erection pills, injections, penis pumps, and other dangerous products to supercharge their penis and performance. Luckily for them (and you), GAINSWave can provide a natural, long-term solution that adds extra spice to your sex life.
Many men find short-term satisfaction in taking pills for better erections, but the truth is, these drugs are harmful when used frequently or recreationally. Males who take these pills risk becoming psychologically dependent and unable to perform when they're not around. In fact, men without medical conditions who rely on “little blue pills” for sexual enhancement may not be able to achieve a normal erection with their partner.
If you want to enhance your sex life and improve your erection quality, it's time to consider a long-term, natural solution like GAINSWave from Alpha Med Group.
For strong erections, you need to have blood flow to your penis. There are plenty of natural ways you can boost blood flow and improve your sexual performance. Some options include exercising, eating healthy, and managing stress in productive ways. Foods that help increase blood flow can also help reduce inflammation in your body too. If you're a smoker, try lowering your daily cigarette intake and add supplements to your diet, like vitamin D.
But if you're looking to take things up a notch in the bedroom, GAINSWave is the way to go. This proven, non-invasive treatment helps produce better erections and boost libido by increasing blood flow to your penis and stimulating the growth of new nerve tissue and blood vessels.
At Alpha Med Group, our focus is on your goals, your results, and your experience. We firmly believe that your story matters and our team is ready and waiting to listen. We provide functional, personalized, regenerative medicines that address root causes, coupled with an industry-leading, progressive care strategy that is centered around our patients.
If you're looking for GAINSWave treatment in a professional, welcoming setting provided by sexual health experts, contact our state-of-the-art office in Clearwater today. Whether you need help with embarrassing symptoms related to erectile dysfunction or you're looking to revive your sex life with a natural solution, we're here for you.
MIAMI - El profesor asociado de la Universidad del Sur de Florida (USF) Joseph Dituri se propone vivir cien días sumergido en aguas de la Florida para realizar investigaciones médicas y de ciencias marinas y estudiar cómo responde el cuerpo humano a la exposición a largo plazo a la presión extrema.La misión Project Neptune 100, como la ha llamado Dituri, comenzó el 1 de marzo y terminará, si todo sale según lo previsto, el 9 de junio.Dituri, que tiene 55 años...
MIAMI - El profesor asociado de la Universidad del Sur de Florida (USF) Joseph Dituri se propone vivir cien días sumergido en aguas de la Florida para realizar investigaciones médicas y de ciencias marinas y estudiar cómo responde el cuerpo humano a la exposición a largo plazo a la presión extrema.
La misión Project Neptune 100, como la ha llamado Dituri, comenzó el 1 de marzo y terminará, si todo sale según lo previsto, el 9 de junio.
Dituri, que tiene 55 años y es comandante retirado de la Marina de los EEUU con un doctorado en ingeniería biomédica, se encuentra desde el miércoles en el albergue submarino de MarineLab, una instalación de la Fundación para el Desarrollo de los Recursos Marinos.
Durante los cien días bajo la superficie marina vivirá a 9.4 metros en un hábitat de 100 pies cuadrados ubicado en el Jules Undersea Lodge en Cayo Largo, Florida, indicó la Universidad del Sur de la Florida en un comunicado.
La nota explica que un equipo médico documentará la salud del investigador, sumergiéndose periódicamente a su hábitat para realizar una serie de pruebas.
Antes, durante y después del proyecto, Dituri será sometido una serie de pruebas psicosociales, psicológicas y médicas, y un psicólogo y un psiquiatra documentarán los efectos mentales de estar en un entorno aislado y confinado durante un período prolongado, similar a un viaje espacial.
"El cuerpo humano nunca ha estado bajo el agua tanto tiempo, así que seré monitoreado de cerca", dijo Dituri en el comunicado.
El investigador cree que su salud mejorará en el intento y menciona que un reciente estudio científico concluyó que las células expuestas a una mayor presión se duplicaron en cinco días.
Esto sugiere que el aumento de la presión tiene el potencial de permitir que los humanos aumenten su longevidad y prevengan enfermedades asociadas con el envejecimiento, explica el comunicado.
"¡Entonces, sospechamos que voy a salir como un súper humano!", indicó Dituri.
El exmarino cree también que los resultados de su misión serán importantes para el futuro de los viajes espaciales de larga duración, incluidas las misiones a Marte, así como para la exploración submarina, indica una nota de la Oficina de Noticias de los Cayos de Florida.
Mientras esté bajo el agua, el profesor impartirá clases regulares en línea, incluidas las clases de medicina hiperbárica que ya brinda en la Universidad del Sur de Florida y cursos de ingeniería biomédica de nivel universitario para estudiantes de secundaria.
La misión de cien días incluye probar nuevas tecnologías, como una herramienta de inteligencia artificial desarrollada por un colega que puede detectar enfermedades en el cuerpo humano y determinar si se necesitan medicamentos. También se le unirán bajo el agua otros científicos para debatir sobre formas de preservar, proteger y rejuvenecer el medio ambiente marino.
"Todo lo que necesitamos para sobrevivir está en el planeta", dijo. "Sospecho que la cura para muchas enfermedades se puede encontrar en organismos no descubiertos en el océano. Para averiguarlo, necesitamos más investigadores", aseveró.
Dituri encontró su pasión por la ciencia mientras prestaba servicio en la Marina de los EEUU, donde pasó 28 años como oficial de buceo de saturación.
Video: hallan antiguo naufragio en el fondo del Lago Huron
Después de jubilarse en 2012 como comandante, Dituri se inscribió en la USF para obtener su doctorado y aprender más sobre las lesiones cerebrales traumáticas.
"Muchos de mis hermanos y hermanas en el ejército sufrieron lesiones cerebrales traumáticas y quería aprender cómo ayudarlos", dijo Dituri.
"Sabía bien que la presión hiperbárica podría aumentar el flujo sanguíneo cerebral y planteé la hipótesis de que podría usarse para tratar lesiones cerebrales traumáticas", añadió.
El récord de vivencia humana bajo el agua a presión ambiental es actualmente de 73 días y fue establecido en 2014 por los maestros estadounidenses Bruce Cantrell y Jessica Fain.
LARGO — Once upon a time, Largo was home to one of the most popular renaissance festivals in all the land, annually drawing thousands of costumed guests seeking fun, frivolity, and, of course, turkey legs.But in the early aughts, the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, a sprawling show that transformed a muddy thicket behind the Largo Public Library into a modern-day medieval time, moved to Hillsborough County before landing in Dade City, leaving a gaping hole in the city’s special event calendar and many residents pining for i...
LARGO — Once upon a time, Largo was home to one of the most popular renaissance festivals in all the land, annually drawing thousands of costumed guests seeking fun, frivolity, and, of course, turkey legs.
But in the early aughts, the Bay Area Renaissance Festival, a sprawling show that transformed a muddy thicket behind the Largo Public Library into a modern-day medieval time, moved to Hillsborough County before landing in Dade City, leaving a gaping hole in the city’s special event calendar and many residents pining for its return.
David “DK” Koning, the 28-year-old owner of DK Farms and Nursery at 1750 Lake Ave. S.E., understood the impact the festival had in the community. So he decided to revive the popular Renn Fest by hosting the inaugural Pinellas Medieval Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4, and Sunday, Feb. 5, at his nursery/event space.
“The Renaissance Festival used to be in Largo, but it ended around 2004, and I know it was very popular,” Koning said. “Now there’s nothing like it in Pinellas, so I thought if I could do this right, I will be the big boy in town because it will be the only one around.”
Despite the fact he has no experience organizing such an event — he was a young kid during the height of the festival’s popularity — Koning’s confident he can pull it off thanks to his business and marketing skills.
“He’s been an entrepreneur since he was in elementary school in Madeira Beach,” said Koning’s mom, Peggy, as she watched her son work on the nursery’s wedding-ceremony section, set to debut soon. “He would sell pencils and gum to students for a profit, and then he turned to bike repairs and other things.”
Koning’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of working in his grandmother’s garden led to him purchasing the 3-acre property, located along a twisty road between 8th Avenue and Ulmerton Road, five years ago.
“We said you cannot purchase this property at 23 years old,” Peggy Koning said. “And he said if fail I can always start over again, because I’m only 23, I’m not married, and I have no kids. So, I’ll just start over.”
That attitude resulted in Koning, a Seminole High grad, gradually transforming the former junk yard and nursery into a multi-faceted event space, where he offers camps and kids tours, weekly wine tastings and yoga classes with goats, a petting zoo, seasonal holiday fare for Halloween, Easter, Christmas and more.
“The events are the business, not the day-to-day operations,” he said, noting that while he loves supplying feed, flowers, eggs, and plants to the masses, it’s the hayrides, haunts and egg hunts that pay the bills.
“I knew in order to get the real money I had to hold events, so I keep adding new ones all the time.”
Koning’s newest addition is the upcoming Pinellas Medieval Fair, an idea he came up with after meeting a member of a reenactment troupe at his place. “He was dressed in full garb, and we started talking and that’s how I came up with the idea,” Koning said, noting he might expand it to multiple weeks next year.
And while he knows many patrons will be happy to see the event’s return, he’s savvy enough to recognize that no matter how good it is, some people won’t be satisfied. And that’s what drives him to improve.
“I know 75% of them will love it as long as I meet a certain standard,” he said. “But I’m working for the other 25% who say, ‘It’s a mess, why are there leaves on the ground, why does it smell here, why is there no jousting?’ I won’t turn them around, but I want to, because they’re looking for improvements, so my goal is to fight for that 25%. Now that I have a vision and a desire to do this, I want to make it as big and the best it can possibly be.”
LARGO — Olde Florida Brewing Co. celebrated its one-year anniversary Feb. 25 with a steady stream of beer and customers flowing in and out of the place throughout the day and night.According to owner and co-founder Rodney Woods, the microbrewery at 1158 Seventh St. NW behind Untouchables Pizza, made it through the first year thanks to the strong support of loyal customers.“Cheers to one year!” Woods said during a brief speech in the outdoor beer garden, noting the brewery persevered through the downturn in the...
LARGO — Olde Florida Brewing Co. celebrated its one-year anniversary Feb. 25 with a steady stream of beer and customers flowing in and out of the place throughout the day and night.
According to owner and co-founder Rodney Woods, the microbrewery at 1158 Seventh St. NW behind Untouchables Pizza, made it through the first year thanks to the strong support of loyal customers.
“Cheers to one year!” Woods said during a brief speech in the outdoor beer garden, noting the brewery persevered through the downturn in the economy and the recent retirement of cofounder and master brewer Jay Dingman. “I just want to say thank you so much, genuinely, for your support tonight and over the last year. I love you all.”
Woods then praised their partnership with the On Brazilian Time food truck and welcomed the addition of well-respected local brewer Tom Ludwig, who said he’s looking forward to bringing his unique and varied styles to Olde Florida’s lineup of original labels.
“What you are going to get is beyond exceptional beers,” Ludwig said of his plans for the menu, which he said would include at least eight original labels. “Everything from light to fruity, to dark. Whatever you’re craving, I will produce that for you. I promise you that.”
According to Ludwig, who has worked with Tarpon-Springs-based brewmaster Bob Sylvester as well as Dingman at his former place, Barley Mow, and has two beers on tap at Bayboro Brewing Co. in St. Pete, he’s excited to put his own spin on the Olde Florida lineup and help reinvigorate the place.
“I intend to bring in a lager, a Saison, a fruited wheat and a pale ale, along with an IPA and some others,” Ludwig said.
He added that his “goal is to use locally sourced ingredients and customer input to turn this brewery around and make it known for top notch beer. And I hope the general public will appreciate what I can bring to the table.”
For Woods, he’s equally excited to bring someone with Ludwig’s brewing experience on board.
“I can’t wait for him to get started and see what he can do,” Woods said, noting new beers should be flowing through the Olde Florida taps in the next few weeks.
LARGO — A neighborhood park in downtown Largo will be getting a makeover.
City commissioners unanimously voted on Feb. 21 to award a nearly $400,000 contract to Tampa Contracting Services Inc. to enhance the amenities at Woodrow Park, 290 Third St. NW.
“I’m excited about this project,” Commissioner Jamie Robinson said. “This park has been around forever and … I don’t remember the last time we did any updates out there.”
According to the city, the project will include an enhanced brick entryway, reconstruction of the half-court basketball court, installation of outdoor exercise stations, the addition of Americans with Disabilities Act accessible playground equipment, installation of a water fountain and a sculpture, replacement of the chain link fence along the southern side with vinyl fence and native landscaping.
The project also will include a concrete pathway connecting the entrance to the playground and around the exercise equipment to the secondary park entrance on First Street Northwest.
Arrow Woodard, the city’s Housing Manager, said the features for the well-used neighborhood park in the heart of downtown, were suggested after getting plenty of feedback from the community, which included a survey and in-person meeting.
Mayor Woody Brown asked whether a dog park was considered for the site.
“We discussed (that with Recreation, Parks and Arts),” Woodard said. “We did not feel that this park was specifically the spot to put that.”
However, she added, RPA is exploring options for a dog park in the area, including at Lake Villa Park.
Construction is expected to start in March and take about four months to complete.
Financing for the project, which will also include a $50,000 contingency, will come from Community Development Block Grant funds, which are federal funds that support housing and community development activities.
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County government offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas. This includes departments under the Board of County Commissioners, ...
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL — Pinellas County government offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas. This includes departments under the Board of County Commissioners, Clerk’s Office, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections.
Parks administrative office will be closed Dec. 23-Dec. 26. Heritage Village and Education Centers will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26. The Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights will remain open daily for the holiday lights tour through Jan. 1.
Most county parks and preserves will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25. However, Fort De Soto Park, the county boat ramps and the beach access areas will be open daily. Annual passes can be purchased online.
Pinellas County Human Services office locations will be closed Dec. 23-26.
Pinellas County Building Services office locations will be closed, and inspections will not take place Dec. 23-26.
The courts of the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco counties) will not be in session except for first-appearance advisory hearings and emergency situations.
The offices and adoption center at Pinellas County Animal Services will be closed both days.
The Solid Waste Disposal Complex will be open Friday, Dec. 23, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 24, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed Sun. Dec. 25. It will be open Monday, Dec. 26 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Household Electronics and Chemical Collection Center (HEC3) will be open Friday, Dec. 23 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; however, it will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26. The Solid Waste Administration building will be closed Dec. 23-26.
Normal county operating hours for all departments will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
City of Treasure Island offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 26, and for the New Year's holiday on Monday, Jan. 2.
Holiday trash collection schedule:
The Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis facility will be closed on Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1. The facility will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31.
City of Pinellas Park government offices and the library will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas.
On Dec. 24 and 25, the library and brush site will be closed and there will be no trash pick-up.
Normal operating hours will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
LARGO — Oftentimes in life, what the soul really needs is pure, unadulterated beauty.You can find it in the work of Cuban American artist Yolanda Sánchez, on display in the exhibition “Out of Eden” at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas through April 16.Given that the gallery shares the same Pinewood Park campus with the Florida Botanical Gardens, the beauty of nature is all around and is what Sánchez is responding to in her lush paintings and delicate textiles.She is based in Miami, so while...
LARGO — Oftentimes in life, what the soul really needs is pure, unadulterated beauty.
You can find it in the work of Cuban American artist Yolanda Sánchez, on display in the exhibition “Out of Eden” at the Gallery at Creative Pinellas through April 16.
Given that the gallery shares the same Pinewood Park campus with the Florida Botanical Gardens, the beauty of nature is all around and is what Sánchez is responding to in her lush paintings and delicate textiles.
She is based in Miami, so while the gallery’s locale wasn’t the exact influence, Sánchez’s palette is a sumptuous kaleidoscope of the colors of Florida and a mastery of the light here.
Sánchez said that her work in both mediums is about place. Yet this exhibition is the first time the bodies of work have been shown together.
“The relationship really between the two is color and light and rhythm, if you will, because there’s rhythm in the painting and there’s rhythm in the textile work,” she said during a phone interview.
The effect is that of walking through an ethereal garden, hence the title, “Out of Eden.”
Sánchez’s process often starts with palette, and she truly never knows where it will end up. She said the works speak to her and the ideas go back and forth, which she likened to a jazz call-and-response.
Coming with the palette of pinks, blues, greens, yellows, reds and oranges, the paintings are alive with gestures that fleet across the canvas, as with “When the Clouds Fly the Moon Travels.”
Sánchez has an impressive background. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has practiced and taught psychology for 30 years. Later in life, she earned a masters of fine arts in painting from Yale University. Among her many achievements, she founded MIA Galleries, Miami International Airport’s arts and exhibition program.
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After taking a workshop from renowned fiber artist Chunghie Lee at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, Sánchez learned the Korean technique of Bojagi. The centuries-old art form began with the practice of wrapping objects in leftover pieces of fabric, or stitching the pieces together to form something new.
Sánchez took to the aesthetic of transparent fabric (in her case, silk organza) and the stitching technique, and her work was noticed by Lee. She has subsequently shown her work in South Korea on several occasions.
The transparency of the fabrics is a key element of the works, Sánchez said. Some of the panels let so much light through you can see to the other side of the room.
The sense of movement, or rhythm, in the textiles is unleashed by the way they’re hung. With “Love Calls You by Your Name,” even the shadows on the wall dance.
When Sánchez layers fabrics in bunches, it’s as if the form is coming to life. One can imagine “With a Full Heart,” displayed as if arms are reaching out, suddenly animating to wrap around in an embrace.
Sánchez said she strives to conjure joy and beauty with her work, believing our behavior can be affected by those things. A peaceful afternoon spent in the presence of these works proves she’s right.
If you go
“Out of Eden.” On view through April 16. Free. The Gallery at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 727-582-2172. creativepinellas.org.