FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: August 9, 2017
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Ken Hannon @ 727.298.DFAC, x230
Fall Exhibits Kick-Off 2017-18 Season at the Dunedin Fine Art Center
DFAC’s fall exhibits showcase an ensemble of exceptional artists from near and far—highlighting the thrills and skills of mark-making and story-telling. Works on paper are strongly represented: via drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, constructions and prints.
Douglas-Whitley + Meta B. Brown Galleries
9.8.17 – 10.15.17
As DFAC celebrates 25 years of printmaking instruction, we honor its founder—beloved artist and recently retired faculty member, Stephen Littlefield. In Etch-a-sketch, see works by Littlefield’s students, colleagues and distinguished printmakers from the Tampa Bay community alongside drawings by artists with historical connections to DFAC. Artists include: Holly Bird, Lin Carte, John Costin, Neverne Covington, Coralette Damme, Ummarid Eitharong, Syd Entel, Gail Gamble, Aliosky Garcia, Susan Gehring, Marjorie Greene, Debra Mixon Holliday, Heather Leisch, Melissa Miller Nece, Sharon Norwood, Todd Still and Stephen Schatz among others.
John and Pat Rossi Gallery
9.8.17 – 10.15.17
On Your Mark, showcases Tampa Bay area artists in this juried exhibition celebrating the Art of Drawing.
Gamble Family Gallery
In the tilted world of Pulp Fiction, the combined talents of these multi-media artists take you for a spin to places unknown: photographer, Thomas Allen; collagist / writer, Lou Beach; printmaker / zine artist, Coralette Damme; mixed media guru + author, Denis Gaston; designer / illustrator, Craigio Hopson; dioramist, Kyle; sketchbook dreamer, Daniel Mrgan and painter-poet, Kenneth Shaw.
Entel Family Gallery
In the group exhibition, Le Papier, seven artists present works on (and of) paper. See the watercolors of Caitlin Albritton, Eva Avenue and Kristin Beauvoir. Paintings by Leslie Fry and Laine Nixon and the collages of Suzanna Scott. Finally, we remember painter, sculptor, printmaker + visionary, Roland Poska who died earlier this year. Poska had a solo show at DFAC in 2005 of his extraordinary pulp paintings and sculptures. Here, a small sampling of his enormous heart and soul, return to us.
Kokolakis Family Youth Gallery
Works from DFAC’s award-winning Summer ART Academy fill the gallery for , Positively Pagemaker: The Art in Storytelling. The work of these young artists will amaze you!
Saturday September 9th marks the opening of the 19th annual children’s hands-on exhibit, also named Positively Pagemaker: The Art in Storytelling. This interactive hands on experience for 4.5 to 12 year olds provides an environment where you can explore how integral art is to the written word. This exhibit runs though August 5, 2018 in the David L. Mason (DLM) Children’s ART Museum at DFAC.
There are TWO DAYS (well an evening and a day!) of celebration to kick of DFAC’s 2017-18 season. Four of the exhibits open the evening of Friday, September 8th. The evening starts with an Artists Talk from 6-7 pm and is followed by a reception from 7-9 pm.
Saturday, September 9th is all about the kids, featuring CAR PAINTING, FREE Hot Dogs, LIVE music and LOTS of Hands-on fun in the DLM Children’s ART Museum from 10 am through 2 pm.
Etch-a-sketch – 9.8.17 – 10.15.17
On Your Mark – 9.8.17 – 10.15.17
Pulp Fiction – 9.8.17 -12.24.17
Le Papier – 9.8.17 -12.24.17
Positively Pagemaker: The Art in Storytelling – 9.9.17 -10.15.17
Galleries & Gallery Shop Hours:
Mon. – Fri. 10am-5pm –– Sat. 10am-2pm – Sun. 1-4pm
Gallery Admission FREE
DLM Children’s ART Museum – $5, Seniors $4, Members & Children 2 & Under – FREE
All at the:
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698