Opening Reception for “Erika Lawlor Schmidt: A Fine Romance”

January 14 from 5-7pm. Free. Lake Wales Arts Council exhibition of the Vermont artist’s recent prints, collages and constructions. The exhibit runs from January 12 through February 1. Thought provoking. Stimulating. Richly varied. Those reviews of Gary and Erika Schmidt’s “Vital Spark North” multi-media performance also describe the sparks of creativity the Lake Wales Arts Council will ignite with its […]

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. […]

David Leathers, Jr

On January 13, the Downtown Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 12:30-1:45 pm. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.

David Leathers, Jr.

On January 14, the Campus Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 10:00-10:45 am in the Polk State Winter Haven Student Center. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.

David Leathers, Jr

On January 14, the Campus Concert Series features David Leathers, Jr. in a free concert from 12:30-1:45 pm in the Polk State Lakeland Student Center. Leathers is an R&B singer/songwriter from Fayetteville, NC, and a two-time American Idol contestant from Season 11 and 12.

Vital Spark North

January 16 at 7:30 pm. Sandy’s MusicGirl Scholarship Benefit Concert with “Vital Spark North.” Gary Schmidt, pianist and composer, and Erika Lawlor Schmidt, cellist and choreographer, present an eclectic multidisciplinary performance for piano, cello, dance and film. $15 Arts Council members, $20 non-members, $5 students.

Jazz Jam Session

Local talents Victoria de Lissovoy and Charlie “Topp” Hines will host a free jazz jam session for musicians from 5 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. A Polk County favorite, de Lissovoy studied music at Northwestern University and regularly performs across Polk County. She will share the […]

Voices of the People: Lecture & Demonstration-“I Am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome”

Polk State College’s Voices of the People concert series continues its 2015-16 season with “I am the Greatest: Beethoven and the Muhammad Ali Syndrome,” a two-pronged event designed to examine the similarities between two of history’s most high-profile, and seemingly disparate, figures. The lecture will be followed by a concert on Jan. 23 at 7 […]

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.

Black History Month Gallery Exhibit

Polk Arts Alliance

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