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Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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May 2018

Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective

May 8 - September 23
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Beth Ford Studio Session

Beth Ford is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and intaglio printmaking at State, Regional, and National competitions. Her work is in several Florida Museums and many public and private collections throughout the South. Beth is also a well-known art educator for over fifty years and is a Professor emeritus of Art at Florida Southern college in Lakeland where she still teaches a course in Printmaking. She is now a member of a Lakeland Writers group and Florida Writers Association.…

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VAS Arts: My Community

May 26 - August 26
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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An exhibition highlighting work from Very Special Arts of Polk County.

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June 2018

The Recyclers: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

June 1 - September 16
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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The Recyclers - Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

This intimate two-work installation of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso’s The Recyclers featuring the finished painting and its study hung side-by-side — provides an instructive opportunity for viewers to engage in the process of close looking, gaining better understanding of the artist’s process and the methodology underlying her imaginative contemporary spin on Old-Master-style painting.

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Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp

June 2 - August 25
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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RICHARD HEIPP, CULTURAL STRABISMUS: VISION FAITH: SEEING BELIEVING, 1999, IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Features air-brushed simulations of photographs and scanned objects, these works occupy the gray area between the manually produced painting and the digitally reproduced image. Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including July 4 and Labor Day. Richard Heipp, Cultural Strabismus: Vision Faith: Seeing Believing, 1999, Image courtesy of the artist.  

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Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving

June 16 - September 30
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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LORRIE GOULET, PANGAEA, 2007, PERSIMMON WOOD, LOAN FROM THE ARTIST, MADE POSSIBLE BY HARMON-MEEK GALLERY

Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving celebrates the storied career of a sculptor, painter, and poet who first made her name in the 1950s and 1960s as a female artist who identified herself principally as a carver — a term that aptly describes her hands-on and intuitive approach to sculpting directly from stone and wood. Now 92 years old, Goulet still works actively in her New York City home and studio, whose entire first floor is filled with a lifetime of her work.  For seven decades, Goulet’s sculptures have focused principally on the female form,…

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The Von Wagner Code

June 23 - September 16
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Free

A unique exhibition inspired by the rediscovery of a damaged, lost painting on the Florida Southern College campus. Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 1 to 5pm Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, major holidays, and for its annual Gala.

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August 2018

Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 19, 2018

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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All ages, sizes and levels of experience are welcome. $5 members $10 nonmembers

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Docent-Led Tour

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 20, 2018

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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View the Museum's main exhibit with a passionate docent. FREE. Preregistration is suggested. RSVP: reservations@polkmuseumofart.org

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The Art of Film: Songs From the Second Floor

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages. Songs From the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) (2000) Synopsis: A film poem inspired by the…

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HeartMath® in the Galleries

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Come learn more about how an intuitive heart guides you to Stress Free Living in the calming and inviting space of our galleries. During these quarterly sessions,  Kelly Andrews teaches basic emotional tracking techniques and simple breathing practices that will help shift your inner state to one of peace and stillness even in the midst of chaos. With more than 25 years in the health and wellness field, Kelly Andrews has worked in a variety of settings including corporate, higher education,…

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