Events

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Aug
22
Thu
2019
31st Art in Gadsden Regional Exhibition of Fine Art @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

This annual tradition of Gadsden Arts showcases recent art by the area’s top artists and artists new to the region. Art in Gadsden reached its 30th year in 2018, a milestone for the museum as this was the foundation for the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. The founders of the Art in Gadsden exhibition, Beth Appleton and David Harbaugh, wanted to bring fine art to Gadsden County, foster the careers of local artists, and draw the community together through this special event. Beginning in 1989, Art in Gadsden was displayed in empty downtown storefronts in Quincy, all put together and organized by a dedicated and all volunteer community. This exhibition draws visitors and patrons from across the region each year, and is an exciting opportunity for regional artists to share their work and for Gadsden Arts to celebrate the creativity within our community.

The juror for the 31st Art in Gadsden will be Anne Gilroy. Anne Gilroy is the curator of the Thomas Center Galleries and 352Arts for the City of Gainesville, Florida. Anne also works as a painter and writer, having completed a successful career writing and designing campaigns of public awareness for social justice issues.

APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition Now Playing at Challenger Learning Center @ Challenger Learning Center
Aug 22 – Oct 12 all-day

Experience the “out-of-this-world” moment (literally) when the United States of America achieved exploration greatness with APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition. Boasting “how far and how fast we have come,” as a nation, during a time where traveling to the moon was unthinkable, the brilliantly curated film pilots the audience through the lunar landing journey of avid preparation, anxious lift off and triumphant return. APOLLO 11 was made specifically for a giant screen at museums and science centers, offering an exclusive take into “the greatest and most complex exploration in Man’s history.”
Featuring a newly-discovered trove of never-before-seen 70 mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film offers a distinctive feature from the documentary genre, without narration. Here, the alluring nature of IMAX and unclassified audio recordings speak for themselves, even in its moments of restless silence. APOLLO 11 showcases the raw reality of humanity’s greatest achievements as the first to put men on the moon.
The 47 minute IMAX experience, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition, excites family and friends of all ages to experience an American triumph at an affordable price. Offering tickets between $6-8, purchases support the Challenger Learning Center’s community outreach and educational programming. APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is sponsored locally in part through the Council on Culture and Arts’ Cultural Grant Program, funded by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.

Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 22 – Oct 1 all-day
Combined Talents: A National Juried Exhibition @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

MoFA’s annual juried exhibition is a showcase of contemporary art from across the country. This year’s iteration was juried by Hallie Ringle, the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The exhibition features 39 artists, from 24 states, working in a wide range of media, styles and subject matter. Combined Talents will be on display from August 19-September 28, 2019. There will be an evening reception on Friday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us!

The Museum is pleased to announce new hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will have extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Sundays. Admission is always FREE!

Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts
Aug 22 – Oct 5 all-day
Perspectives: Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibition (SAQA) @ LeMoyne Arts

Friday, July 19 – Saturday, August 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 18, 2019. 5-7:30 PM
​Free for members, $5 for non-members

This is a juried exhibition featuring quilts made with the theme “perspectives” in mind. This themes translation into textile works is entirely subject to the artists interpretations; whether it’s exploring their own perspective or trying to capture someone or something else’s. You will get to enjoy in depth artist statements on each of these personal works, as well as statements from the judges giving insight to their selection process, thoughts on the pieces, and exhibition.

Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts
Aug 22 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm
Identity in the Ottoman Empire @ FSU Museum of Fine Arts

“Identity in the Ottoman Empire” is an exploration of the diverse ethnic and religious identities that coexisted in the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300-1922). Architecture, period photography, stamps, textiles, calligraphy, illustrated documents, and interactive displays will bring to life this vast and complex period in world history. Identity in the Ottoman Empire will be on display from August 19-November 9, 2019. There will be an evening reception on Friday, August 30 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and we hope you will join us!

The Museum is pleased to announce new hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beginning with the Fall semester, we will have extended hours on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday hours from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Museum will be closed on Sundays. Admission is always FREE!

Aug
24
Sat
2019
Midori Okasako: workshop @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Aug 24 all-day

Midori Okasako: Zendala: Zentangle in a Circle

Zentangle, a ‘no mistakes’ art method, is an easy-to-learn, fun, relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns found in our daily lives. Inspired by the ancient mandalas (circular art form), explore a calming rhythm as you ink ‘one-stroke-at-a-time’, add shading and hints of color on white Zendalas, round paper tiles. Gently guided through the core 8 steps of Zentangle, allow yourself to slowly unwind, to focus on the process and, perhaps, to rekindle your creative flow.

Aug
29
Thu
2019
Spanish Romance: a Classical Guitar Recital @ Home of Tallahassee Citizen
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spanish Romance: a Classical Guitar Recital @ Home of Tallahassee Citizen

Join us Thursday, August 29th at 7:00PM for a romantic evening of wine, chocolate, and Spanish guitar! Featuring solo performances by members of the Classical Guitar Society at Florida State University. With music by composers such as, but not limited to, Francisco Tarrega and Joaquin Turina, this will be an evening you will not soon forget! All proceeds benefit the 2019 Florida Guitar Festival.

For information on tickets and address please contact cdswitzer456@gmail.com

Sep
6
Fri
2019
The Tallahassee Ballet’s 2019-20 Season Opener – “An Evening of Music & Dance” @ Opperman Music Hall - FSU
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 2:30 pm
The Tallahassee Ballet's 2019-20 Season Opener - "An Evening of Music & Dance" @ Opperman Music Hall - FSU

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 – 2:30 p.m.

The Tallahassee Ballet opens its 2019-2020 Season with An Evening of Music & Dance, on September 6 and 8 at FSU’s Opperman Music Hall.

Choreographers Katy E. Cashin, Meagan Helman, Ben Howard and Jennifer Medina have set beautifully tailored choreography on TTB dancers for this performance. This year’s composers include Claude Bolling, Béla Bartók , Baroque Arias and more – artfully combining classical and contemporary pieces in a sequence of works.

This ambitious production combines the incredible talents of FSU’s College of Music, TTB dancers, and a diverse group of choreographers. FSU has played a collaborative role in this annual production since its inception. Under the direction of Deloise Lima, FSU’s College of Music accompanies TTB’s dancers with live chamber music.

Sep
12
Thu
2019
Little Ditties: Itty Bitty Infant Music Class @ Verity Health Center (Northside location)
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Join Capital City Music Therapy at Verity Health Center (Northside) on Thursday mornings for Itty Bitty Infant Music classes..

$8 per family, spots are limited.
Sign up for your spot at www.capitalcitymusictherapy.com/events.
Follow our page at www.facebook.com/groups/LittleDitties.

Website: www.capitalcitymusictherapy.com

Category: Classes
**This is a class that meets MOST and Thursdays. Please check our calendar to confirm the class and reserve your spot. www.capitalcitymusictherapy.com/events

Sep
14
Sat
2019
From the Cedar Chest: Southern Quilting, 1830’s to Today @ Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
Sep 14 – Dec 14 all-day

An exploration of the rich tradition of quilting in our local Big Bend community, spanning several generations and cultures to celebrate the beloved art of quiltmaking. For two years, a committee of local quilters and quilt collectors and the Gadsden Arts curator research and identified historic to contemporary quilts in private and public collections across several counties in North Florida. Several of the quillts have been completed by multiple family members over a period of decades as patterns were passed down to younger generations. This exhibition discusses the story of an art form that was utilitarian, uniquely cultural, and inherently social, that bridges gaps between generations and finds commonalities between cultures.