Decorative Arts with Artist Vicki Alley

On display from February 1-29 in the local artist gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library. Free. Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.





Mark Mitchell: Conceptual Pop Painter & Multimedia Artist

Melvin Gallery

Exhibit runs January 22 – February 19. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and […]





Erika Lawlor Schmidt: “A Fine Romance”

January 14 from 5-7pm. Free. Renowned for their edgy, avant-garde work, the Schmidt’s will return “home” for an exhibit of recent prints, collages, and constructions, “Erika Lawlor Schmidt: A Fine Romance,” January 12-February 1, with a free reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, January 14 in the Michael Crews Gallery in Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. Thought provoking. […]





Reception: 66th Fine Arts Exhibition

Reception is 6-8 pm, January 9. Visit the reception before Theatre Winter Haven’s performance of the comedy “Caught in the Net” at 7:30 pm.





“Matter Makes Space” Reception

The exhibition will be celebrated at a reception on Friday, January 8, 6 pm, at the Museum. Michiko Fuji Fowler is the speaker at the Friday evening event. Members will be admitted for free; guests are $10.





66th Anniversary Fine Arts Exhibition

Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 12:30-4:30 pm and one hour prior to all Theatre Winter Haven performances of “Caught in the Net.” The reception is 6-8 pm on January 9.





Art Faculty Gallery Exhibit

Gallery Hours are M-Th, 10 am – 2 pm. Reception is on January 7 from 5 – 7 pm.





Mixed Media by artist Cathie Harris

Local Artist Gallery in the Lake Wales Public Library. FREE. Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6:30pm; Wednesday & Friday, 9am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm.





Matter Makes Space: Michiko Fujii Fowler

Award winning Japanese artist Michiko Fujii Fowler explores how space is altered by the painting process. She is intrigued by a painting’s duality of space: the illusive space within a painting and the physical space of a painting. Fowler explains, “I believe that a painting has two layered spaces: one is fictional space that is […]





Forever Young: A Retrospective

Russell Young’s exploration of American counter culture represents a journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the “American dream,” a brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorize and chastise in equal measure. Whether through direct visual reference or by title, the works set […]





Polk Arts Alliance

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