PRCA News

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
9/25/2015
The Gainesville City Commission will host its second Telephone Town Hall, talkGNV, to discuss the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department’s (PRCA) master plan, PRCA Vision 2020. City officials will answer caller questions about the master plan, including future enhancements to Gainesville’s park facilities and recreation opportunities, as well as discuss potential funding methods.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
9/17/2015
The Thomas Center Galleries announce the opening of AQUIFERious: Enter the Springs, an expansive exhibition to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Main and Mezzanine galleries from Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 to Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibition is Thursday, Oct. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. AQUIFERious: Enter the Springs is curated by Margaret Ross Tolbert, and is based on her award-winning book of the same title. A multi-media art experience in the truest sense, the exhibition will juxtapose Tolbert’s dramatic, large-scale springs paintings and eloquent poetry with contributing artists’ and scientists’ photographs, videos, cartography and writings. Featured will be the underwater photography by Jill Heinerth, Mark Long and Tom Morris, and springs maps by Eric Hutcheson, Georgia Shemitz and Jhwum-Ki-ak.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/16/2015
The Thomas Center Galleries announce the fall opening of AQUIFERious, an expansive exhibition to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Main and Mezzanine galleries from Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 to Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. The opening reception for the exhibition is Thursday, Oct. 1 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
6/4/2015
The Thomas Center Galleries announce the opening of the BEAUTY & THE BEASTS, an expansive art exhibition to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Main and Mezzanine galleries from Friday, June 26 to Saturday, Sept. 19. The opening reception for the exhibition is Friday, June 26 from 7-10 p.m. in conjunction with Gainesville’s downtown ArtWalk, and is free and open to the public.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/19/2015
The Thomas Center Galleries announces the opening of the TIGHTROPE - Betwixt the Magical & the Macabre art exhibition to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Main Gallery from Friday, March 27 to Saturday, May 30. An opening reception for the exhibition will take place Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to meet many of the artists at the opening reception, and to enjoy a magic and mind-reading performance by Amaral, The Magic Man, at 7 p.m.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
12/2/2014
The Thomas Center Galleries will host an opening reception for the Gainesville Fine Arts Association 2014 Showcase exhibition Saturday, Dec. 6 from 6-8 p.m. The reception, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Historic Thomas Center’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting event. The exhibit runs in the Mezzanine Gallery through Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
5/31/2014
The Thomas Center Galleries announce the opening of the ABOUT FACE Portraits with Presence exhibition to be presented in the Historic Thomas Center’s Main and Mezzanine Galleries from Friday, June 27 to Saturday, September 20. An opening reception for the exhibition will take place Friday, June 27 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
4/3/2014
The Thomas Center Galleries announces the opening of the Showcasing Student Art - Elementary Schools Exhibition presented by the Alachua County Public Schools Visual Arts Program, which is scheduled to run Saturday, April 5-Saturday, May 3 in the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/17/2014
The Thomas Center Galleries invite the community to the opening reception for its new ART THRU ARCHITECTURE The Work of Ron Haase exhibition Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. The ART THRU ARCHITECTURE The Work of Ron Haase exhibition will be on display in the Main Gallery from Friday, March 28-Saturday, June 21, 2014. Longtime Melrose, Fla. resident, well-known architect and accomplished artist, Ron Haase is also Professor Emeritus from the University of Florida School of Architecture and author of “Classic Cracker: Florida's Wood Frame Vernacular Architecture” (Pineapple Press) which explores the rich history of Cracker Florida and Cracker house design. In the exhibition’s 50 artworks, Haase responds to the architecture around him, as well as the inner vision of his own architecture, in a variety of media. While often abstract, his work reflects a sense of place inherent in our regional landscape and state’s vernacular architecture. Selected items from the ART THRU ARCHITECTURE The Work of Ron Haase exhibition can be viewed online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/gainesville/sets/72157642488386355/. On Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. in the Historic Thomas Center’s Long Gallery, Haase will give a lecture sharing the same name as his popular book “Classic Cracker: Florida's Wood Frame Vernacular Architecture,” in which he will delve deeper into the architectural style linked so closely to the early development of our region. Also coming to the Thomas Center’s Mezzanine Gallery is the Alachua County Public Schools’ Visual Arts Program SHOWCASING STUDENT ART Elementary Grade exhibition which will be on display April 5-May 3, featuring dozens of works of art in a variety of media that were created in the 2013-2014 school year by Alachua County elementary art students. 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.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
1/8/2014
The Thomas Center Galleries invite the community to the opening reception for the A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante exhibition Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 6 p.m. The reception will be followed by a concert at 7 p.m. featuring popular local singer-songwriter Ricky Kendall and his friends. Both events are free and open to the public. The A BARE THREAD Art Quilts by Amy Vigilante exhibit will be on display in the Main Gallery Jan. 10-Mar. 22, 2014.
 


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