Presences: Opening Reception

New Work by Yolanda Sánchez Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training […]

John Flynn Collection Exhibit Reception

The John Flynn Collection of African Masks and Cloths on exhibit January 3-February 2.

Ryan White, author – Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett scuffed around New Orleans, washed out of the Nashville scene, and found refuge among the artists, shrimpers, and genuine characters at the end of the road in Key West. Music critic Ryan White describes how Buffett found his voice and eventually brought to life the song that would launch Parrot Head nation: […]

Annual FSC All-Student Exhibition

Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. […]

Student Art Exhibition – Opening Reception

Annual All-Student Exhibition Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, […]

“Fancy Dances” Brass Quintet

featuring the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet From Allemande to Zumba, dances have inspired composers for centuries. Often composers use dance forms to expand their own musical language, taking dance rhythms beyond the ordinary. The members of the FSC Faculty Brass Quintet explore the many variants of dance forms from the Baroque to Modern, featuring music […]

Art Crawl 2017

50 ARTISTS, 16 ART ORGANIZATIONS, LIVE MUSIC & MORE! Join us for this FREE one-day art festival featuring 50 local artists from over 20 different cities in Central Florida selling artwork and competing for prizes alongside live music, live art demonstrations and featured local organizations and sponsors that proactively support the arts. This 5th annual […]

Native American Literature and Culture: A Discussion with Diane Glancy and Dr. Rachel Luckenbill

Join in the conversation as guest author Diane Glancy and Dr. Rachel Luckenbill (Professor of English at Southeastern) dialogue about their research of nineteenth and twentieth century Apache prisoners of war from historic Forts Sill and Marion. Award winning Cherokee writer Diane Glancy has published an impressive 45 works including novels and collections of short […]

Poetry Reading: The Keyboard Letters

Diane Glancy shares with the audience selections from her newest, prize-winning work. QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM The Keyboard Letters speaks to the notion of poetry as a map as well as the infinite variety of combinations of the alphabet that enable our different searches for meaning.   Award winning Cherokee writer Diane Glancy has published an impressive 45 works […]

The Shadow’s Horse: A Poetry Reading

Award-winning poet/playwright/novelist Diane Glancy reads from her book “The Shadow’s Horse” in the Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Drive) Meeting Room on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. A Q & A session will follow. Ms. Glancy is the author of 14 books in multiple genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and playwriting. Born to a […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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