MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire Moves Up the List of Top Art Shows The Polk Museum of Art marks a huge accomplishment as MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake enters its 46th year: the show climbed to No. 20 on Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of the top 200 art shows in the country in 2016. A jump from No. 55 on […]




Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

ANNUAL LAKELAND ART GUILD SPRING EXHIBITION May 12 through June 9, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery In support of – and collaboration with – the Lakeland Art Guild, the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition for over thirty […]




Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

SENIOR STUDIO ART THESIS EXHIBITION April 7 through April 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We are delighted to present this capstone senior studio art thesis exhibition in celebration of the skill, talent, and creativity of our senior art majors. Highly sought-after for top graduate programs throughout […]




Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN THESIS EXHIBITION March 17 through March 31, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery This exciting exhibition features the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, providing a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print […]




Mysterious Art of Steven Kenny

MANIFEST CONTENT: THE MYSTERIOUS ART OF STEVEN KENNY January 20 through February 24, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, January 20 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free) For this opening spring exhibition, you are invited into the surreal world of Steven Kenny.  In his paintings, human figures and elements of nature coexist in uncanny ways, creating symbolic juxtapositions […]




X5 Art Studio

Weekly Art Studio for Children & Families Tuesdays, 1-2pm and Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm Explorations V Children’s Museum offers two opportunities each week for children and families to develop and showcase their artistic side. The Museum education staff develops clever monthly themes and weekly art projects that make art accessible to all. Weekly projects can be produced […]




Victoria Lowe Reception






Student Art Exhibition

ALL-STUDENT EXHIBITION November 11 through December 9, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, November 11 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We invite you to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current FSC art majors. With a reputation as one of the strongest centers of art study in the southeast, FSC’s Department of […]




Loosen Up and See Color Everywhere

A workshop Nationally-recognized watercolor artist, Kathy Durdin. Open to members and open to the public Food:       Coffee and pastries – Lunch catered – Soft drinks Costs: $75 each / $60 LAG members Use the on-line registration and payment.  There is only room for 20 participants.  So don’t delay because this workshop will fill quickly! Visit the Lakeland Art Guild website for […]




Photography Exhibit Reception: Across the Land and Seas






Polk Arts Alliance

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