UPCOMING EVENTS

Drawing and Painting Class - Gadsden Arts Center

Every Thursday, open studio 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and class 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come create every week for our Drawing & Painting classes led by artist and instructor, Dawn McMillan. Warm up your artistic mind with mini-activities, practice drawing from life and from photos, experiment with new techniques, use a range of mediums and create at your own pace. The first class is free! Every other class is $5 pay as you go. Must be a GAC member.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

High School AP Portfolio Program - Gadsden Arts Center

Every Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Advanced high school art students are invited to our regular Thursday classes for free studio time. Students should have an interest in pursuing art in college or professionally, or have interest in the Advanced Placement Exam for Studio Art. Currently open to students from East Gadsden High School, West Gadsden High School, Robert F. Munroe Day School and home-school students upon request. For more information call 850-627-5023.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Lunch and Learn Series

3rd Thursday of Every Month, 12:00 PM

Hosted at the Apalachicola Arsenal Museum and Conference Center. Bring your own lunch or order one by contacting Linda at 850-794-0197 or email lkranert222@gmail.com. In addition, the museum is open to the public from 2 pm -5 pm the 3rd Thursday of each month.

1071 Pecan Street, Chattahoochee, FL

 

July 14 - September 23, 2017

Florida's First Highwaymen

Sara Mary Love Gallery - 'Florida's First Highwaymen' is an exhibition
featuring the artists who first began the group later identified as
"Highwaymen", and illustrates
the story of how an established, white landscape painter A.E. "Bean"
Backus taught three young black men, Alfred Hair, Harold Newton, and
James Gibson, to paint in Fort Pierce, Florida, in the late 1950's and
early 1960's, and the impact socially and culturally.  This exhibition
will feature work borrowed from the Backus Museum, the Florida
Division of Cultural Affairs, Vero Beach Museum of Art, and local
private collections.

Kevin Boldenow:  Vanishing Florida

Zoe Golloway Gallery - The award winning photographer, Kevin Boldenow,
is inspired by the density and drama of the Florida landscape and uses
primarily black and white film "to capture the myriad textures and
details found on the overwhelmingly verdant landscape"

 

Contemporary Art from the Coast - Gadsden Arts Center

April 14th - June 24th, 2017

A look beyond the typical seascape, Contemporary Art from the Coast is an exhibition featuring work by silk painter Joyce Estes, watercolorist Joe Kotzman, sculptural ceramics by Leslie Wentzell, and organic clay vessels by Jaime Llewellyn. All four of these artists are living and working along the Forgotten Coast, the stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico between St. Marks and Port St. Joe. Each of these artists incorporates their surroundings in an unexpected way, nodding to the beauty of the area.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

MJ Lord: Warp - Weft - Image - Gadsden Arts Center

April 14th - June 24th, 2017

Mary Jane Lord has been weaving in one form or another for over thirty years and says that tapestry allows her the freedom to play with color, texture and imagery. Her current work is about color interaction, both in abstract compositions and in nature studies. Ranging in subject matters, Lord’s work is a unique take on an non-traditional art form.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Chattahoochee Main Street Final Friday

May 26th, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us the last Friday of every month for food, beverages, live music, kid's zone, arts and crafts. Bands play from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

22 Jefferson St. (Next to City Hall), Chattahoochee, FL

 

Master Artist Workshop with James Brantley: Portraits in Watercolor - Gadsden Arts Center

June 9th - 10th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Learn to paint a realistic portrait from the award-winning master portrait watercolorist, James Brantley, at the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. Determined to be a realistic painter in the tradition of the old masters, such as Caravaggio and Vermeer, Brantley began training even though he was told “Classical Realism was passé.” His paintings are of people, places, and things he has encountered on his life’s journey. Tuition is $175 for members and $195 for nonmembers. For registration forms and/or questions anissa.ford@gadsdenarts.org (850) 627-5023

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Summer Art Camp

June 12th - 30th, 2017 

Children ages 6-12 are invited to explore art mediums inspired by famous artists, art movements, and styles in this half-day camp program. Each camp will feature various projects in different mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, clay, assemblage and more! Summer Art Camp registration and scholarship applications will be available beginning March 17 at www.gadsdenarts.org. For more information contact Anissa Ford at 850-627-5023 or anissa.ford@gadsdenarts.com

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Chattahoochee Main Street Final Friday

June 30th, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us the last Friday of every month for food, beverages, live music, kid's zone, arts and crafts. Bands play from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

22 Jefferson St. (Next to City Hall), Chattahoochee, FL

 

Artists of the Forgotten Coast - Gadsden Arts Center

July 14th, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Florida's First Highwaymen - Gadsden Arts Center

July 14th - September 23rd, 2017

This historically enriching exhibition explores the work of the earliest Highwaymen artists - Alfred Hair and Harold Newton, both inspired by the work of Florida Landscape painter A.E. "Bean" Backus - and artists who followed them, selling paintings door to door in Florida during the 1950s and 60s, when exhibiting art in galleries and museums was still a white privilege.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL.

 

Master Artist Workshop with Jane Slivka: The Freedom of Acrylics - Gadsden Arts Center

August 18th - 19th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Jane Slivka returns to Gadsden Arts for her popular workshop, “The Freedom of Acrylics,” in which she will demonstrate and vividly describe to her students how to utilize color with confidence. Students can look forward to painting still lives, landscapes, and figures. Jane Slivka’s past students have enjoyed her outlook and the foundation of her methodology, where she enables the connection between the artist and their art to flow openly. Tuition is $195 for members and $215 for nonmembers. For registration forms and/or questions email anissa.ford@gadsdenarts.org or call (850) 627-5023.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Master Artist Workshop with Kathleen Denis: From Concept to Completion - Gadsden Arts Center

October 27th - 28th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

With numerous challenges and decisions to make when painting, Kathleen generously and thoroughly teaches the essential elements to help you form a great painting. Through daily lectures, demos and personal hands on assistance you will learn how to make creative compositions with focal points and depth, value studies, color mixing and much more. Class will be taught in Oils. All levels are welcome. Tuition is $225 for members and $245 for nonmembers.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

Master Artist Workshop with Tom Lynch: Watercolor Secrets Revealed - Gadsden Arts Center

November 14th - 17th, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The overall objective of Tom Lynch’s workshop is to show the vast range and flexibility of watercolor and to put emotion and conviction into painting by exploring, experimenting, and developing the creativity of each individual. Tom likes to put fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques in an atmosphere that makes the intermediate and advanced painter feel welcome! Tom Lynch is one of the nations premier watercolorists, who has written 7 books, hosted several PBS TV Art Series, and was recently listed as one of the nation’s top 20 teachers by a leading art magazine. Tuition is $495 for members and $545 for nonmembers.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL

 

200th Anniversary Commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817

December 1st - 2nd, 2017

Chattahoochee Main Street is hosting the 200th anniversary commemoration of the Scott Massacre of 1817. The event will recognize both sides in this battle with living history, tours, memorial services, arts & crafts, food vendors, and a chance to meet authors from around Florida and much more! For visitor, vendor or school field trip information, contact: Chattahoochee Main Street Office at 850-663-2323, 623-429-0076 or info@chattahoocheemainstreet.org.

269 River Landing Road, Chattahoochee, FL

 

Master Artist Workshop with Pat Weaver: Direct & Spontaneous Watercolor - Gadsden Arts Center

March 22nd - 24th, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The focus of Pat Weaver’s workshop will be on teaching painting with a limited palette. Pat’s approach to painting is direct, loose, and spontaneous! Pat is an award winning artist whose work consistently receives high praise whether teaching painting workshops across the country or completing commissions for fine art pet portraits of dogs, cats, and other animals. She is a Signature Member, Life Member, and Past President of the Florida Watercolor Society. Tuition is $275 for members and $305 for nonmembers.

13 N. Madison Street, Quincy, FL