Thomas Center Galleries Announce the ABOUT FACE Portraits with Presence Exhibition


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.

Presenting work from both emerging and established artists, ABOUT FACE Portraits with Presence is one of the most expansive exhibits in the 35-year history of the Thomas Center Galleries. Curated by Anne Gilroy, the exhibit reaches broadly in defining "portraiture." The collection of work combines classical and traditional work with unexpected interpretations of portraiture in the artist's enduring quest to capture the presence of a person in both two- and three-dimensional media.

A striking image from the exhibition can be found at

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