Opens Thursday, May 2, 6-8pm
On view May 2-30, 2024

Friends new and old are invited to join us for this month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine on the rooftop terrace, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Plus, live music from the Bahama Village Music Program steel pan band on Hugh’s View!

Florida Room

Anthony Mancuso

Sanger Gallery

Whether it’s the threatening glow of an incoming tropical storm, or long blue shadows stretching across a kitchen as the sun goes down, the ambience of Florida is like nowhere else. An extension of his thesis work at the University of Central Florida, in 2022, Mancuso focuses on how domestic spaces fit into Florida’s light and landscape, distorting and rendering them with unnatural color to convey the psychological experience of the Sunshine State.

sponsored by Team Kaufelt


Old Town Revival

Andy Thurber and Sean P. Dwyer

XOJ Gallery

Beloved Conch artist Andy Thurber and relative newcomer Sean Dwyer employ their distinct styles for an exhibit of local scenes that’s dripping with color and charm.

sponsored by 5 Brothers


Intricate Emotion

Chelsi Smith

Zabar Project Gallery

Smith’s silkscreens begin with photographs of the human face, abstracting the images with paint and gilding to evoke the complexity and universality of human emotion.

sponsored by Craig Reynolds Landscape Architects, supported by the Anne McKee Artists Fund


I See Myself Where the Waters Gleam

Renee Lai

Zabar Lobby Gallery

A multimedia artist and endurance swimmer, Lai traces her body navigating water onto paintings to evoke where the body meets the world, as a metaphor for boundary blurring.

sponsored by Fury Water Adventures