Thomas Center Galleries Hosts the Showcasing Student Art - Secondary Schools Exhibition


The Thomas Center Galleries announces the opening of the Showcasing Student Art - Secondary Schools Exhibition presented by the Alachua County Public Schools Visual Arts Program, which is scheduled to run Monday, Feb. 17-Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery. The exhibition includes 52 works of art that were created during the 2013-2014 school year in Alachua County secondary schools (grades 6-12) by students who were selected by nine teachers from six participating schools.

The School Board of Alachua County’s Visual Arts Showcasing Program is designed to share the excellence of student art with the community.

“The talent and creativity of these young artists are astounding,” says Russell Etling, cultural affairs programs coordinator for the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. “We are honored to showcase their work and celebrate our school system’s exemplary Visual Arts Program.”

Selected items from the Showcasing Student Art - Secondary Schools Exhibition can be viewed online at

The exhibition is presented with the assistance of the Thomas Center Associates, Central Florida Office Plus, Picture This!, Planned Furnishings, Inc. and Jim Wilson Wildlife Drawings.

Also in the Thomas Center Main Gallery- A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante through Mar. 22.

The Thomas Center Galleries are located at 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The galleries are closed for observed holidays. For additional gallery information, please contact Russell Etling, interim cultural affairs manager, at 352-393-8532 or visit