Our June/July art exhibit celebrates the fun of…celebration! Celebrate! opens Friday, June 5, remaining on display for two months. Below are a selection of pieces that our member artists will exhibit in this show. Click to view large versions, or better yet, come in to the gallery any Friday – Sunday to see them in person!

America’s Edward Hopper, watercolor by Anne Brooke
Sunflowers, by Katharine Gracey
Fire and Light, acrylic painting by Patrick Beste
Party, acrylic painting by Zoe West

One of our artists, Leona Keene Sewitsky, celebrates the 150th anniversary in print of “Alice in Wonderland” with whimsical assemblage pieces based on the book’s characters.

Mad Hatter, assemblage by Leona Keene Sewitsky
The Queen of Hearts, assemblage by Leona Keene Sewitsky
The Tweedle-Go-Round, assemblage by Leona Keene Sewitsky

Join Art Presence on Saturday, June 6, for the Britt Festival’s 2015 season opening during the Taste of Summer. We’re again THE place to start the festivities! We welcome back New Napa Wine, kicking off the fun with a “Rock ‘n’ Roll” wine and bacon pairing class from 11am–12pm. Get your wine tasting tickets at our front desk from 11am–4pm, and enjoy live acoustic rock ‘n’ roll with local band SIP and friends all day. Our Taste of Summer celebration doubles as the opening reception for Celebrate!, so begin your taste of summer at Art Presence to celebrate the artists and their art, enjoying all we have to offer before setting out to taste the fruits of local vineyards throughout the charming town of Jacksonville!

Throughout the month, remember to visit our offsite exhibits for more original art by Art Presence members:

  • Katharine Gracey’s exhibit of paintings at Pioneer Village continues through July 10
  • Catie Faryl’s exhibit, The Bridge to 2020, at the Medford Library continues through the end of June
  • Walt Wirfs’ exhibit of oil paintings in the Jacksonville Library’s Naversen Room continues through the end of August

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