Frances Andrews Art Reception

Local charcoal artist Frances Andrews to host a reception at The Platform Art Forum on March 12th at 6:00 PM. Andrews has overcome much adversity in her life, including growing up as a Shade Tobacco harvester, bullying, and abuse. One day she discovered a piece of charcoal in a bucket of crayons and hence learned […]

Art to Art: The Intersection of Images & Words

March 10, 6:30pm at Polk Museum of Art. Southeastern University Art to Art: The Intersection of Images and Words. FREE. Under the guidance of poetry faculty, Southeastern University students create original poetry describing works of art by Russell Young and Michiko Fujii Fowler on exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art. The original poetry is then […]

Tea & Symphony: Music of the Stars

March 8. 5:45pm. Maestro Mark Thielen takes audiences on a journey into the life & times of the featured composer, identifying themes in the music and offering insight into the processes that created familiar master works. Enjoy tea, wine and hors d’oeuvres during the lecture. Adults $15, Students are free. Lake Hunter Room at The […]

Convergence Art Reception

March 4, 6pm. Free at Harrison School for the Arts.

Gallery Reception: Ceramics Invitational

March 3. Gallery Reception: Ceramics Invitational. 5-7pm. FREE. 

Reception: Every Picture Tells a Story

Feb 22 Reception for Lakeland Art Guild open juried art show at The Lakeland Center.

Reception: Young Artists Show

The reception is February 20 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit runs February 18-March 13. This exhibition, held in cooperation with the Polk County School District, features artworks by Middle and High School students from across Polk County. Over $1,600 in awards are presented, and a $1,000 scholarship to Polk State College is presented to a Senior […]

Reception: Harrison Senior Visual Art Exhibition

Reception: Friday, February 19, 6 pm On exhibit from February 6 – March 6, 2016 Harrison’s Senior visual art students present their graduating body of artwork at the Polk Museum of Art. Sponsored by: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

Reception: Black History Month Art Exhibit

The John Flynn Collection of African Masks and Cloths. The Reception is Thurs, Feb 18 from 5-7 pm. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 am – 2 pm.

Artist Lecture by Russell Young

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00-7:30 pm A special lecture by artist Russell Young. For 20 years, Young photographed such celebrities as Diana Ross, Paul Newman, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. He also made a name for himself in film, directing more than 100 music videos for MTV. As creative decisions became increasingly made by corporate executives, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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