LAKELAND ART GUILD EXHIBIT

 For over thirty years, the Melvin & Burks Galleries at FSC have 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, both established and emerging, […]

FSC Art Exhibit

 Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern’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 artist expression and creation.  The results of their refreshingly artistic individual approaches […]

Graphic Design Exhibit

 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 & Burks Art Galleries as part of their thesis.  At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our students still […]

Conversing with Reality

Conversing with Reality celebrates the most recent paintings of contemporary visual artist John Jacopelle. Devoid of preconceived ideas and direction, Jacopelle’s work takes a stream-of-consciousness approach, where the “act of doing” or process is equally important to the finished piece. Rendered in ambiguity yet painted with clear definitiveness, organic shapes, rhythmic lines, and glyphic marks […]

Earth, Wind & Fire

“Earth, Wind, and Fire” features new artwork from all grade levels on exhibit from October 18, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Please stop by the office before you visit the gallery.

Capturing Cultures Photography Exhibition Awards Reception

Exhibition runs Oct 18-Dec 6. Awards Reception is Nov 14, 5-7pm

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 […]

Fine Arts College Fair

The Lake Wales Arts Council is proud to announce our 1st Annual Fine Arts College Fair! We look forward to hosting students and colleges on September 27th, 2018 from 6 PM – 8 PM. Colleges attending include: ♦ Florida State University ♦ Full Sail University ♦ University of Central Florida ♦ University of South Florida […]

Sad Tropics

 A site-specific multimedia installation and our first collaborative exhibition with the Polk Museum of Art at FSC, Sad Tropics will be produced exclusively by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa. Inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss’ book title Tristes Tropiques, this exhibition focuses on the psychological landscape of paradise, the topics, and […]

Life Drawing with Nancy Cockerham

Classes are on Mondays, 5:30-7:30pm from Sept 10 – Oct 15, 2018.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494