Mobile Photography Contest and Exhibition
June 19-October 7, 2018
Mobile Photography Exhibition challenged the public to be inspired by three categories over the course of three weeks: Travel & Adventure, Portraits, and Black & White. All ages were welcome to participate and submit up to two photos in each category that were taken with a mobile device. Over 420 photos will be on display.
Prizes for winning photos will be awarded during a reception on Tuesday, June 19, 5–7 p.m.
Shadow and Reflection: Visions of Florida’s Sacred Landscapes
June 30-September 30, 2018
This exhibition by photographic artist Suzanne Williamson and writer John Capouya re-envisions the past with images and words inspired by their exploration of Florida’s Native American mound sites. Using photographs printed on transparent fabric, metal and paper, as well as creative nonfiction texts, they create an installation — an environment — that illuminates the multiple meanings of these monuments.
Exhibition Talk: Suzanne Williamson & John Capouya
Sunday, September 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
Williamson and Capouya will give a talk, Envisioning Florida’s Sacred Landscapes through a Collaboration of Words and Images. This free event is open to the public.
Myth, Mother, Muse:
The Paintings of Matthew Bennett
August 4-November 25, 2018
In Myth, Mother, Muse, Jacksonville artist Matthew Bennett explores his relationships with women — as artist, friend and husband. Using saturated colors and loose brush strokes that emphasize emotional connections, Bennett suggests the beauty and complexity of the bond between the artist and subject. From representations of his wife’s empty dresses that speak of his longing while she was away serving in the U.S. military, to an almost life-sized depiction of an African-American Wonder Woman, Bennett’s paintings speak of power, love and loss.
Flourish: The Ceramic Artistry of Beth Garcia
August 11, 2018-January 13, 2019
Flourish features flower-like, sea anemone forms that create fantastical imagery. In addition to individually displayed work on pedestals, Garcia will install a large-scale, site specific “reef” installation in the gallery.
La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage
September 15, 2018-January 18, 2019
La Diaspora includes paintings, prints, sculptures and mixed media by members of the Puerto Rican Arts Diaspora Orlando. The exhibition pays homage to master artist Domingo García-Dávila, who was involved in the migration process of Puerto Ricans to the United States in the 1940s. From realism all the way to surrealism, the work shares an appreciation of their diasporic roots.
Opening Reception and Panel Discussion
Friday, September 14, 5-7 p.m.
Celebrate the exhibition opening with hors d’oeuvres and beverages; panel discussion with the artists at 6 p.m.