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posted Sep 5, 2012 - 12:07:30pm
Purvis Young’s paintings are filled with symbolism, floating heads with halos, figures with upraised arms, all painted on reclaimed materials. Known as an “Outsider Artist,” Young painted continuously throughout his career, producing thousands of paintings.
We are excited to announce that our first guest, Wendy M. Blazier, will be reviewing the current exhibition “From the Outside In,” featuring the paintings of Purvis Young. Ms. Blazier is a published art historian and veteran museum professional. She has been active in South Florida for more than 30 years as a museum curator, lecturer, juror, and strong advocate for today’s contemporary artists working in all media. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to explore the works of Purvis Young.
The Gallery Talk and Tour Series continues 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, with the Museum of Florida Art’s education curator, Pam Coffman, leading the tour for “Mad Science,” an exhibition featuring the works of artists KYLE and Jim Jipson. There will be a conversation with the artist KYLE following the tour.
Please visit our website, www.museumoffloridaart.org, for a complete schedule of our Gallery Talk and Tour Series. Museum members may attend for free, and the cost for nonmembers is $10.
Family Fun Saturdays
Family Fun Saturdays are beginning again Sept. 8, and continuing the second Saturday of each month through May. There will be children’s make-and-take art 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
This is a fantastic way to spend quality family time. Don’t miss this fun and free event!
Free Museum Day
Smithsonian Magazine’s Free Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 29. Pick up your map of participating museums at the Museum of Florida Art. The Main Street Arts and Culture Committee has brought nine of West Volusia’s museums together to contribute to Free Museum Day.
Not only will you be able to visit any or all of the museums for free, each stop you make earns you MainStreet Dollars you can use in shops and restaurants in Downtown DeLand!
The Museum of Florida Art, at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 386-734-4371.
— Kristin Burke is director of marketing for the Museum of Florida Art.
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