Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students
September 22-January 14, 2018
Mysteries of the Amazon will feature approximately 95 paintings by Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo and his students from the collection of Scott Olsen, Ph.D.
Completed 2001-2016, the large-scale, acrylic paintings are considered to be some of the best examples of Mestizo vegetalista and ayahuasquero shamanism. Exhibiting stunning and brilliant use of color, the paintings depict the plant, animal and human deva-like (or angelic) spirits encountered in deep ceremonial visionary experiences. Incorporating unique Shipibo textile and pottery designs, Pablo’s students were taught to carefully render the flora and fauna surrounding them and to inwardly visualize the spiritual presences encountered in the rainforest. In addition, a selection of 60 paintings by Amaringo and his students, also from Dr. Olsen’s collection, will be on display at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Gallery from September 14-October 20, 2017.
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On the edge of the Florida Frontier:
Perspectives on Life at Fort King
January 13-April 8, 2018
This exhibition brings to life Fort King during the Seminole Wars, as well as the work of the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute to reconstruct and preserve this historic site.
The exhibition includes artwork, archaeological objects, photographs and historic reconstructions that highlight how the fort appeared to those who came into contact with it and how this site influenced the development of Florida and US history. As one of the key forts during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), its principal purpose was to oversee the Treaty of Moultrie Creek, which aimed to relocate the Seminole Indians of Florida into a reservation in the center of the state. Fort King was to enforce the northern boundary of the reservation and as such, was a location of interaction between U.S. soldiers, settlers and Seminoles during a historically transformative period in history. When the U.S. government sought to relocate the Seminoles out West in disregard to the treaty, it was at Fort King that Osceola attacked and killed the Indian agent Wily Thomson and six others at the outbreak of hostilities in 1835.
Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection
January 20-March 18, 2018
Rembrandt and the Jews features a collection of 22 etchings by the Dutch master that explore the relationship between the artist and the Jewish residents of his Amsterdam neighborhood. Rembrandt’s legacy as an etcher is characterized by the new and innovative techniques he introduced to printmaking. He broke with longstanding, traditional depictions of biblical narratives; instead, Rembrandt added emotional and psychological depth to his subjects through expressive faces, dramatic body language, and his bold use of shadow and light.
Rembrandt and the Jews was organized by the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California.
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art
February 3-April 29, 2018
Fashion has always found inspiration in unpredictable sources: art, life, history — there are no boundaries. In this spirit, Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art explores the relationship between inspiration and creation. 13 established and emerging designers have created original ensembles inspired by artwork in the American Folk Art Museum’s collection.
The exhibit, organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art, includes 15 original ensembles and 23 works of art from the collection of the American Folk Art Museum.
The Series of Cphace
February 17-July 22, 2018
The Cphace images depict natural phenomena such as glaciers, rainforests, plantations, botanical gardens, swamps, reefs, mud flats and coral landscapes.
Captured with a converted camera that records infrared waves of the electromagnetic light spectrum that are invisible to the naked eye, the lush images of nature are then cropped and manipulated to create a new original image.
The result is a symmetrical image of organic forms with a central axis. Within each image nature, becomes less complex in color but much more complex in its shapes, textures and lines.
The artist, Laird, lives in northeast Florida. After receiving a BFA in graphic design from University of North Florida in 1980, he pursued graphic art and photography in advertising, journalism, illustration and commercial work. A redirection in 1997 as a solo photo artist he started blac palm inc. and later opened the DEWEY, a studio and gallery of commercial / fine art photography.
Mobile Photography Exhibition
April 14-29, 2018
An annual exhibition of mobile photographys submitted by members of the community. Details TBA.
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