The Thomas Center Galleries announce the opening of two exhibitions –ROOM WITH A VIEW and ROOM FOR REFLECTION – Photographs by Jan Zamojski to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Mezzanine Gallery and in the Mary F. Prosen Room from Friday, May 8 to Saturday, June 20. An opening reception for the exhibitions will take place Thursday, May 7 from 5:30-7 p.m.
ROOM WITH A VIEW showcases the work of nine artists inspired by time spent beneath the open Florida sky. Spectacularly large paintings, both abstract and representational, encircle the Mezzanine Gallery. The glass canopy above the space illuminates the work in the natural light that sparked its creation. The shifting light combines with the perspective across the open space of the Spanish Court below to dazzling effect.
ROOM FOR REFLECTION – Photographs by Jan Zamojski is a body of single-exposure photographs, capturing the reflected play of light on glass through both the camera lens and the sensitive eye of the artist. Looking at, through and beyond the surfaces of places and objects, ROOM FOR REFLECTION offers the viewer a different glimpse of the world and its layered possibilities.
Both exhibits are curated by Thomas Center Galleries’ guest curator, Anne E. Gilroy.
Two images from the exhibition can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/sets/72157649931398803/.
Following the reception at 7 p.m. in the Thomas Center’s Spanish Court, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in collaboration with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., will present a free Jewel Box Concert by master bamboo flute designer/player George Tortorelli and Celtic harpist, composer and new-age recording artist Lisa Lynn Franco.
The Jewel Box Concerts at the Thomas Center are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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 www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.