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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Touched by Autism Exhibit and Silent Auction
Thursday, May 22 | 6:00 p.m. | Hardee Center for the arts
Support Kids 4-H Club & NFCC support autism awareness
“Art Touched by Autism” Exhibit,
Silent Auction May 22 at NFCC
County’s Always Support Kids 4-H Club (A.S.K.), a support group for children with autism or other developmental disabilities, and North
Florida Community College are joining forces to help support autism awareness.
Recently the NFCC Art Department hosted a painting workshop for A.S.K. that
allowed local autistic children to create some amazing works of art. These
works will be featured in an “Art
Touched by Autism” Exhibit and Silent Auction on Thursday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at
the Hardee Center for the Arts (NFCC campus, Bldg. 11). Proceeds will
benefit autism awareness and help fund camps, field trips and activities
throughout the year for A.S.K. participants. All are invited to attend this
“I encourage you to attend and
participate in the auction for a great cause and a chance to take home an
original work of art by one of these talented children,” said Lisa Thompson,
NFCC Art Director. “During the workshop, we gave the children paints, brushes
and canvases and the freedom to create whatever their hearts desired. It was so
fun to watch them go.”
Autism affects over 2 million
individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Current statistics
identify around 1 in 88 American children on the autism spectrum. (Autism Speaks, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The Madison County A.S.K. 4-H Club offers resources, support and
activities to children with autism and other developmental disabilities and
their families. Leslie McLeod, A.S.K. Leader, strongly believes
that every child should have the same opportunities.
“I appreciate NFCC President John
Grosskopf, Lisa Thompson and North Florida Community College for giving our
children this great opportunity to express themselves through art, said McLeod.
“I am thankful for the support from our community. It means so much to our
For information contact Leslie
McLeod, A.S.K. Leader, at email@example.com
or Lisa Thompson, NFCC Art Director, at (850) 973-1642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery Hours - Hardee Center for the Arts (Bldg. 11)
SPRING TERM 2014:
- Mondays 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
- Tuesdays/Thursdays: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 3:30-4:30 p.m.