Hardee Center for the Arts
Past Art Exhbits
The Hardee Center for the Arts is an art venue which aims to serve the public by featuring the works of both local and national talent. It is our goal to enrich community culture by offering a new exhibition each month of emerging and established artists.
The gallery opened in September 2009. Exhibitions are scheduled a season in advance. For exhibition questions and information, please contact: Lisa Thompson at (850) 973-1642 or email email@example.com
APRIL 2016 EXHIBIT: Features Live Oak, Florida Artist John Rice
RECEPTION WITH ARTIST: Tuesday, April 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. All invited.
JOHN RICE is a self-taught painter and resident of Live Oak, Fla. He owns the Frame Shop in Live Oak and holds Life Drawing/Painting classes for the community at their shop.
ARTIST STATEMENT: I got seriously interested in art when I started working with John Lawson, a local pen and ink artist. He inspired me to see what I could do. I started working with oils and that’s the medium I prefer. I’m basically self-taught, learning a lot from books and interacting with other artists in our local Artists Guild. People are my favorite subjects, and most common cause of inspiration. I think people generally are most interested in other people, as they can identify with, or somehow feel akin to, a fellow human. Like most people interested in pictorial art, I want to draw like Michelangelo, paint like Da Vinci, be as popular as Kinkade, and live the exuberant and eccentric lifestyle of Dali. But, failing that, maybe I can just do the best work I’m capable of at the moment I’m in.
ARTIST WEBSITE (underconstruction): www.yourgallery.com/rice
Gallery Hours - Hardee Center for the Arts (Bldg. 11)
SPRING TERM 2016:
- Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Group tours available upon request. Contact Lisa Thompson at (850) 973-1642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.