Artist Reception

November 5th meet-the-artist reception for “Garden & Groves,” oil paintings by local artist Blair Updike, on exhibit in the Visitor’s Center from October 16, 2015 through January 14, 2016. Meet the artist, Blair Updike, and share her love of blue skies, gardens and groves, twisted trees, and the way light plays across meadows and bays. […]

Concert with Folk Musician, Kristin Andreassen

A skilled guitarist and fiddler, Andreassen is also well-known for her lyrical prowess, having been described by The New Yorker as “inventive” and by The Boston Globe as “Sublime. Like a watercolor painting set to music.” Drawing her inspiration from American folk music, Andreassen played with stringband Uncle Earl and toured with the Appalachian clogging […]

Apr 11: Opening Reception for Creative Youth: 15th Congressional District Competition

Polk Museum of Art

The awards ceremony for the annual exhibition featuring works of high school students in the 15th Congressional District is Saturday, April 11 at 11am. Admission is FREE. The exhibit runs through April 19, 2015. The exhibit is organized through the efforts of the Polk Museum of Art and the offices of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross. The Congressional Award winning piece will travel to Washington, […]

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Ascension quadtone pigment print Richard Sexton

Through September 13 at Polk Museum of Art. The exhibition reception is at 6pm, Friday, August 22, with a lecture by Richard Sexton, followed by light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The reception is free for Museum members, $10 for guests. On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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