Polar Bears on Vacation: The Art of Barbara Stone

Barbara Stone has exclusively used the image of polar bears as a personal symbol in her artwork since 1979. Her research has taken her to Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Alaska to study the yearly migration of polar bears. A self-taught artist, she has developed a unique style of incorporating colored pencil with watercolor […]





Lakeland Art Guild Member Show

Spring juried art show. Located in the main lobby at The Lakeland Center. Special Award Winners:  Jane Bryant – “The Savannah” – Oil George Lang – “Window Shopping”- Digitally Enhanced Photography Christopher Roll – “Balance” – Mixed Media Honorable Mentions: Larry Hamilton – “Abstract Blues” – Watercolor Barbara Moore Canning – “Mesa Majesty” – Silk […]





LAG Spring Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild juried show hosted by the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History for over 30 years. Exhibit runs through June 9. Open 9am-4:30pm, weekdays.





Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

SENIOR STUDIO ART THESIS EXHIBITION April 7 through April 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We are delighted to present this capstone senior studio art thesis exhibition in celebration of the skill, talent, and creativity of our senior art majors. Highly sought-after for top graduate programs throughout […]





Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN THESIS EXHIBITION March 17 through March 31, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery This exciting exhibition features the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, providing a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print […]





Mysterious Art of Steven Kenny

MANIFEST CONTENT: THE MYSTERIOUS ART OF STEVEN KENNY January 20 through February 24, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, January 20 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free) For this opening spring exhibition, you are invited into the surreal world of Steven Kenny.  In his paintings, human figures and elements of nature coexist in uncanny ways, creating symbolic juxtapositions […]





Student Art Exhibition

ALL-STUDENT EXHIBITION November 11 through December 9, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, November 11 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We invite you to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current FSC art majors. With a reputation as one of the strongest centers of art study in the southeast, FSC’s Department of […]





Loosen Up and See Color Everywhere

A workshop Nationally-recognized watercolor artist, Kathy Durdin. Open to members and open to the public Food:       Coffee and pastries – Lunch catered – Soft drinks Costs: $75 each / $60 LAG members Use the on-line registration and payment.  There is only room for 20 participants.  So don’t delay because this workshop will fill quickly! Visit the Lakeland Art Guild website for […]





Photography Exhibit Reception: Across the Land and Seas







Public Lecture with Collector George Lowe







Polk Arts Alliance

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