Events

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Apr
12
Fri
2019
Graduating Artists Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Apr 12 – May 5 all-day
Graduating Artists Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Join us in celebrating this semester’s class of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts students. The BFA is a rigorous, studio intensive program that challenges students to grow as visual artists and critical thinkers. Students completing their MFA, the terminal degree for artists, have worked for three years to hone their craft, engage with rigorous critical and theoretical scholarship, and develop an artistic practice that will carry them into their professional careers. MoFA is proud to exhibit the thesis work of these young artists and congratulates them as they embark on new, exciting adventures. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Admission is always free!
Museum hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Metered parking is available on the main level of the Call Street Garage, Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 p.m. After 4:30, and on weekends, all legal spaces are available to visitors.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 27 all-day
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Leslie Wallace-Coon takes inspiration from everyday life, of the visible world of people, animals, and her surroundings. Her sculptures and bas-reliefs tell stories of the humorous contractions and extremes of relationships she witnesses between people and their pets. Domestic animals are an inspiration because of the humorous, physical, and “superimposed” human characteristics she sees in them. Her goal as an artist is to create work that compels the viewer to look, laugh, and become caught up the details. Wallace-Coon has work in public and private collections in the region and owns the Bowery Art Gallery in Apalachicola.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 27 all-day

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to host Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition of prints organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, focusing on illustrations he created for magazines during that turbulent decade. In 1963, the artist ended his almost 5 decade-long association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to search for new artistic challenges. Rockwell left behind his beloved story-telling scenes popular in the Post and threw himself into the visual documentation of social issues and current events like school integration, the moon landing, and the murder of civil rights workers.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4

Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 27 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Pioneer Breakfast @ Tallahassee Museum

Enjoy a hearty, outdoor, all-you-can-eat meal on Saturday, April 27th, 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. at our 58th Annual Pioneer Breakfast on the 1880’s-style farmstead.
This fundraiser, benefiting the Tallahassee Museum’s conservation and education efforts, features Register’s freshly grilled sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes and real Bradley’s Country Store grits served up by the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ: FOSSILIZED INTENT @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
GARY SCZERBANIEWICZ: FOSSILIZED INTENT @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Gary Sczerbaniewicz creates small sculptural works that showcase hybrid architecture as the subject matter. His scale-model replicas of brick building fragments and brick masonry façade catalogue a range of vignettes that have been culled from his experience living in a rust-belt city for more than a decade. In this grouping of works, disconnected doors, blocked windows, shadows of staircases, collapsed walls, eroded rooflines, and bloated surfaces shrug off their originally designed roles and stand as petrified strata which seem to gently mock the beholder.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4
Open Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am-5pm

Plein-Air Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Mission San Luis
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plein-Air Watercolor Painting Workshop @ Mission San Luis

Learn to use watercolors to achieve beautiful results in plein-air (outdoor) painting!

Prior to going outside to enjoy painting on the historic site, participants will be shown basic techniques in watercolor. Instructor Fiona Borger is our historic gardener as well as an artist and she will be assisting workshop attendees with their paintings. There will be a short demo on natural pigments/dyes that can be extracted from sources grown on site.

Paints, palette, brushes, and paper will be provided for use during the class, but if you already have supplies you favor, please bring them — along with a cushion or outdoor portable chair. Please dress appropriately for outdoors and remember your sunscreen and hat!

Ages: 13 and up
Class size: Minimum 2 / Maximum 5 participants

Registration deadline one week before workshop (April 20, 2019)
Call 850-245-6406

Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival @ Tallahassee Museum
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
Tallahassee Jazz & Blues Festival @ Tallahassee Museum

Please join the Tallahassee Museum for one of the region’s best two-day jazz, swing, and rhythm and blues music festivals! Get up and dance, sit back and enjoy the music, or take part in fun activities on the Big Bend Farm. The Tallahassee Museum outdoor stage area is the perfect setting and one of the few places fans can bring their families to hear live music. Plenty of tasty treats and frosty beverages will be available at the cafe and cash bar! Come on out and enjoy one of the Tallahassee Museum’s great concerts! Guests are welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets.
Tickets are FREE to all Museum Members as well as Children 3 years of age and under.
Adults: $12/per day
Children 4-15 years: $9/per day
Seniors and College Students with Student ID: $11.50/per day

May
3
Fri
2019
HOME SCHOOL K-5TH GRADE: ANIMAL PHYSICS @ Tallahassee Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am
HOME SCHOOL K-5TH GRADE: ANIMAL PHYSICS @ Tallahassee Museum | Tallahassee | Florida | United States

How do animals stay upright? Your child will explore how adaptation and body shape contribute to an animal’s survival. In this class we will take a closer look at a mammal, reptile, and a bird to see how the special design of their bodies help them run, slither, and fly.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st at 12:00pm (Noon).

Uncovering Goodwood’s Great Books @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Uncovering Goodwood's Great Books @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens

On a tour of Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Dr. Michael Wagoner discovered a treasure trove…. a whole parlor-ful of books. He was intrigued. There were books from the 16th to 18th centuries, books signed by famous authors, first editions, rare books, a complete set of Shakespeare and stories about Br’er Rabbit. Dr. Wagoner’s tour of the house ended right there. He has continued researching the Goodwood books ever since.

Join Dr. Wagoner as he introduces you to this collection on May 3rd at Noon in Goodwood’s Jubilee Cottage.

Michael M. Wagoner holds a PhD in English Literature from Florida State and is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the English department. His research focuses on early modern drama, examining the form of interruptions within theatrical texts. He has attended courses at the Rare Book School and is preparing an edition of a Manuscript play held at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Photo Credit: Brittany Morgan Photography

May
4
Sat
2019
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
May 4 all-day
LESLIE WALLACE-COON SCULPTURE @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

Leslie Wallace-Coon takes inspiration from everyday life, of the visible world of people, animals, and her surroundings. Her sculptures and bas-reliefs tell stories of the humorous contractions and extremes of relationships she witnesses between people and their pets. Domestic animals are an inspiration because of the humorous, physical, and “superimposed” human characteristics she sees in them. Her goal as an artist is to create work that compels the viewer to look, laugh, and become caught up the details. Wallace-Coon has work in public and private collections in the region and owns the Bowery Art Gallery in Apalachicola.
Exhibition admission: $10 for nonmember adults (includes 6 exhibitions); free for Gadsden Arts Center & Museum members, free for children ages 17 and under. Exhibition admission-free days: March 2 / April 6 / May 4