Past Exhibitions

ON VIEW OCT 6-22, 2022/EXHIBITION

The Smallest Parade in the Universe!

Everyone’s favorite miniature parade returns! Artists compete for cash prizes and bragging rights with pint-sized floats to suit this year’s Fantasy Fest theme: Cult Classics and Cartoon Chaos! Past year’s fantastical entries are on view all month, and be sure to catch this years’ designs as they are auctioned off in everyone’s favorite pint-sized parade on Oct 22 in the Helmerich Theater.

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Sketch of the front of a naked woman standing in front of a mirror, with her reflection also facing forward

ON VIEW NOV 3-23, 2022/EXHIBITION

Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Had To Learn Over In My Own Language, Katharine Doughty

Doughty’s series of alphabet self-portraits began with an “A” in 1999 and finished with a “Z” in 2017. The complete series shows an exploration of personal mythology, archetypes, and the differences between writing and visual imagery.

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ON VIEW NOV 3-23, 2022/EXHIBITION

Eco Echoes, Marianne Vogel

Vogel’s fiber art serves as a reflection of and response to her natural world, finding deeper meaning in basic shapes through mindful slow stitching and beading. Each piece celebrates the beautifully unusual arrangements designed by nature.

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ON VIEW NOV 3-23, 2022/EXHIBITION

Robert the Doll, Matthew Leifheit

Leifheit takes the story of Robert the Doll—that of an older man carrying around an effigy of his younger self dressed in a little sailor suit—and reinterprets it as a tongue-in-cheek queer story. Leifheit’s photographs meld history with autobiography and commentary on queer culture. The result offers a celebration of different relationships, and a new take on an old story.

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ON VIEW OCT 6-27, 2022/EXHIBITION

Sea Level Stories, Jane Lawton Baldridge

Baldridge focuses on using the power of art to bring awareness to the mounting threats of flooding and sea level rise with the goal of inspiring our community to unify in solving these issues. Large abstract seascape paintings that portray sea states from the perfect tranquil snorkel day to the powerful waves borne on a storm are displayed alongside sculptural figures covered with elevation maps reinforcing the immediacy of the crisis at hand.

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ON VIEW JUN 2-JUL 28, 2022/EXHIBITION

Mango Madness Members’ Show

We close out the season with a celebration of the fruit that brings us joy – like holding sunshine in the palm of your hand – and an annual reminder of why we love our island home. In the same spirit, our summer group exhibition is a celebration of the creativity all around us, as our family of artist members share the fruits of their labors (mango-inspired or otherwise), with something for every taste.

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Paola Effio raku sculpture of rabbit riding a turtle

ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

The Color of Summer by Paola Effio

A mermaid plays the lyre with a boat on her head. An anthropomorphized cat considers her next move. A dragon smiles with its tongue out like a happy dog. Effio’s charming raku and concrete sculptures appear like characters from a children’s book, leaping into three dimensions.

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ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

Make It Up As I Go by Meme Ferré

Miami artist Meme Ferré’s abstract works unite a vibrant natural color palette reminiscent of her Caribbean heritage and the tropical, lush flora and fauna from her garden in Puerto Rico. Ferré believes her artistic gifts should be shared, inspiring her latest body of work, an homage of portraits that capture the essence of her friends and loved one’s personalities.

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Nellie Appleby art canvas of cyanotype photo white abstract image on deep blue background

ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

The Sunshine Collectors by Nellie Appleby

Appleby’s wall-sized cyanotype prints are juxtaposed with plants, oolite and found objects in an immersive installation meant to have you gaze again at the world around you, with praise, consideration and collaborative energy.

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ON VIEW MAY 5-26, 2022/EXHIBITION

The Garden of Absolute Truths by Valerie Hird

Hird, a painter, stage designer and award-winning filmmaker uses the mythical garden as a metaphor to explore how we perceive truth. Narratives favorites familiar from her childhood are re-imagined for our present day in large-scale paintings, interactive shadowbox gardens and animated videos. Seductively, charmingly, she challenges the viewer to choose whether or not to believe.

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