Opening Reception: Australia and New Zealand

Photographs from the 2014 Study Abroad Trip.

Opening Reception: Passport to Exotic Adventure

Left Image by Terry Mann. Right image by Omarr Otero.

The Lake Wales Arts Council photography exhibit, “Passport to Exotic Adventure,” with travel photographers Omarr Otero and Terry Mann is on Thursday, September 11 from 5-7pm in the Center’s Michael Crews Gallery. Otero brands his work as: “Where Beauty Meets Creativity.” A sixth generation Florida Cracker from Lake Wales, Mann describes his work as “a quest to […]

Exhibition Reception for “Future Retro”

Elia Russinoff, "Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car," 1953.

Polk Museum of Art’s exhibition for “Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile” will be celebrated on September 19 from 6-8:30pm. The reception includes a lecture followed by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Museum members may attend the reception for free; guests are $10. “Future Retro: Drawings from the […]

Opening Reception: A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]

Opening Reception: Gary Baker Gallery Exhibit

Baker worked as an art professor at Polk State for 37 years, a tenure that was celebrated on numerous occasions prior to his retirement in December 2013. He passed away suddenly in early January 2014. The exhibit runs from November 3 – December 4 with an opening reception on November 6 at 5:30pm. Admission into […]

Inspirations: Local Perspectives

SEU Communications

Photography exhibit and reception.

Rock, Paper, Scissors Opening Reception

“ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS” FEATURES WORK OF CONTEMPORARY MIAMI ARTISTS The works of two contemporary Miami artists who immigrated to the United States and express their unique personal experiences in their art will be displayed in an exhibition at Florida Southern College. The exhibition, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” will display the works of mixed-media artists Clara Varas […]

Exhibition Reception: “Revival” & “Her Self”

Chile Lillies - Kathy Sosa

Polk Museum of Art is now showing two exhibitions by contemporary female painters whose colorful works were influenced by specific cultures. Both will be on view through March 14. The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and modern Western aesthetics into […]

Sister Cities Art Exhibit Reception

Visual art exhibit featuring student work from around the county and world.

Grand Opening: Turtle Travels

Explorations V

Grand opening of a new exhibit for children.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494