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 […]

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, […]

Graphic Design: Opening Reception

Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition Each year, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged to create a fictitious company; they are then responsible for creating its print and digital materials, products, and storefront displays in the Melvin Gallery as part of their thesis. At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our […]

Studio Art: Opening Reception

Melvin Gallery

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’s own senior studio art students. Each senior explores a unique central idea over the course of a year and creates a thematic body of work that conveys the technical and experiential nature of artistic expression and creation. These artists’ […]

Lakeland Art Guild – Opening Reception

Lakeland Art Guild

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and […]

Exhibit Reception: Hispanic Heritage Month – Jesus Nieves

Earth Wind+Fire Art Gallery Reception

Harrison School for the Arts is pleased to host the upcoming Visual Arts Exhbit “Earth, Wind and Fire” with a reception on Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the art gallery. “Earth, Wind, and Fire” features new artwork from all grade levels and will be on exhibit through mid-November. This event is free and […]

Members Reception

Members reception in celebration of Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens 6:00-8:30pm on Friday, September 6, 2019. Keynote Speaker: Scott Schweigert Curator of Art & Civilization Reading Public Museum Lecture followed by a reception and cash bar. This reception is a complimentary membership benefit. Students with valid ID are welcomed free of charge. Not […]

3-D Art Reception & Awards

Fri, Nov 15, 5pm. 3-D Art Contest Reception and Awards Ceremony.

 “Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity” opening reception

September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years […]

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