This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art by the area’s top artists and artists new to the region. The 31st Art in Gadsden presents 101 works by 82 artists. This exhibition was selected by committee from submissions by a record 113 artists. Anne E. Gilroy, Curator of Exhibitions at the Historic Thomas Center Galleries in Gainesville, FL will select award-winning works of art. Exhibited works span the mediums of watercolor, egg tempera, acrylic, oil, photography, clay, encaustic, wood, metal, glass, papier maché, and serigraph.
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On display is the second of the four 2019 exhibitions from Gadsden Arts Artists Guild members. View work by Wendy Adams, Susan J. Allen, Kathy Ferrell, Pattie Maney, Hui Chiu McClure, Janice Ecinja McCaskill, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, Jill Quadagno, and Don Schneider. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Artists Guild was formed to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their artwork year-round, participate in educational seminars and critiques, and volunteer their time helping with Gadsden Arts fundraising events and educational programming. The Guild has over 50 members who live throughout the region and work in a variety of mediums including glass, mixed media, oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography and pen & ink. Learn more about the Artists Guild here.
In every way, every day, we humans create poems. Visual, auditory, literary and musical...sometimes, merely the act of being alive is sufficient to be a truly 'human poem.' Marina Brown dissects this exhibition into two groupings. The first is Dance: whether occurring in the street, on a stage, across a bridge, in a barnyard, or a church—or simply within a lover's heart—the feelings are the same. A pounding, a pulsing, the quickening of the rhythm of life that joins people from around the world, the young and old, in a never-ending dance—a visual poem. The second is Portraits: some formal, some evocative, one mysterious, two tender. For Brown, the exploration of the soul through the faces of people of every permutation, stripe and age is poetry on display; the unabashed act of self-presentation. A human poem of courage. Brown has also published poetry books that are available for sale in the Gadsden Arts Museum Shop.
This summer, Gadsden Arts is pleased to exhibit Construction to Commemorate, a 2011 monumental sculpture by Mark Dickson, created of welded steel and stainless steel that stands 7 feet tall. On display in the Jessie Shaw Bates and Mortimer B. Bates, Jr. Lobby, this sculpture is typical Dickson, an entanglement of steel and fire and appears modern, while at the same time reveals elements of the distant past. Dickson is ever exploring and pushing the boundaries of the medium. The artist works in his studio in Railroad Square, Tallahassee, and teaches sculpture part time as a member of the adjunct faculty at North Florida College in Madison, Florida.
Maria Renzulli is a Philadelphia native who relocated to Florida in 2014. She has recently taken a new approach with her photography by digitally enhancing the photographs to look like sketches. All her photos are taken using natural light and without the use of a tripod. The images in this exhibition are views of Tallahassee, Gadsden County, and Apalachicola. View the work at 9 East Jefferson Street, Quincy, Florida.
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to present its newest exhibition Roots, featuring works from the museum’s Permanent Collection by some of our local artists. The North Florida region is home to a great many visual artists, and the Gadsden ArtsCenter & Museum is honored to preserve and collect their work. Over half of the works included have never been on display in the Gadsden Art Center & Museum before, making Roots a compelling exhibition for all visitors of the museum. Roots features work by several well known artists from the region, including Dean Mitchell, Beth Appleton, and Joe McFadden. To learn more about the works on display, visit the exhibition page.
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