Learn from the artists in these free online Zoom events that are hosted by Curator of Exhibitions, Patricia Tomlinson. Talks are recorded and available on our YouTube channel for viewing any time (linked below). Featured artists speak about their inspirations, work process and upcoming projects.
Juliet van Otteren
Recorded November 18, 2021
Juliet van Otteren is an internationally acclaimed photographer who creates striking images. Her equine series is on view through April 24 in “Heart of the Horse.” Click here to visit the artist’s website.
David Williams is a St. Petersburg based artist who uses remembered imagery from popular culture to create layered and dynamic works of art. Click here to visit the artist’s website.
Sharon Kerry-Harlan’s elaborate museum-scale textile works, collages, and paintings capture the music of human experience. Click here to visit the artist’s website.
Andrew M. Grant’s representational figure drawings and paintings integrate surrealism, myth and legend to invite the viewer into the narrative. Click here to visit the artist’s website.
Recorded July 15, 2021
Photographer Kenda North uses a variety of film processes and underwater photography to create captivating and colorful works. Click here to visit the artist’s website.
Maggie Taylor is a renowned digital artist who combines surrealism with 19th century aesthetics, referencing hand-colored tin types. Click here to visit Taylor’s Instagram profile.
Aneesha Rhodes and Matthew Bennett
Recorded May 20, 2021
Matthew Bennett, who painted the powerful visitor-favorite “Primary Color,” speaks alongside friend, model and muse Aneesha Rhodes. Click here to visit Bennett’s website. Click here to visit Rhodes’s Instagram profile.
Kristin Herzog’s bold paintings range from non-representational to abstract, often with a landscape or vegetative reference. Click here to visit her website and learn more.
Recorded March 25, 2021
Christopher M. Still is a painter of Florida’s wildlife, people and landscapes, and was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Click here to visit his website and learn more.
Recorded February 18, 2021
Anthony Ackrill’s large-scale dramatic works depict figures in allegorical or symbolic poses and settings. Click here to learn more about the artist.
Mark Messersmith’s large, vibrant paintings explore themes of spirit and struggle within our modern world’s “natural environments”. Click here to visit his website and learn more.
Recorded December 17, 2020
Mac Stone’s photography focuses on America’s swamps in an attempt to change public opinion towards our country’s wetlands. Click here to visit his website and learn more.
Clayton Pond’s (b. 1941) paintings and limited edition silkscreen prints are immediately recognizable for their bright, cheerful colors and their compositional balance. Click here to visit his website and learn more.
Annelies Dykgraaf’s prints reflect vast and unique personalities and relationships, also telling stories of her childhood and the uniting of cultures/races. Click here to visit her website and learn more.
Recorded September 17, 2020
Christian Duran’s treats his paintings and collages as theatrical landscapes, wherein organic bodies assemble and dissolve. Click here to visit his website and learn more.