Elves Shelves

Elves Shelves

'Tis the season for ElvesShelves!
This special shoppe for children starts Saturday, November 26th.
The Shoppe is set up right outside the Shop at Polk Museum of Art in the Hollis Gallery and includes lower priced gifts for children to choose from for their family & friends.

There's even a free gift wrapping station where they can wrap their presents!

Elves Shelves runs from November 26th - December 11th.


The Elves Shelves Shoppe is open normal Museum hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday, 1 -5 PM.

Point of View Gallery Talk: Olga Chao

Point of View Gallery Talk: Olga Chao

Join us for Point of View Gallery talks every second Friday of the month at noon. 

December's POV Gallery Talk will be with Olga Chao. Chao will discuss Humberto Castro's "Tracing Antilles."

Chao is an appraiser of fine arts, a member of the International Society of Appraisers and is ISA RWS and USPAP compliant. She has curated recent juried art shows for Florida artists under the auspices of The Art Project. She has directed galleries in Michigan and New Jersey and been a participating dealer in international art shows in New York City, Basel and Dallas. She is the author of "On Looking: Conversations and Reflections on Cuban Art." Chao has over 20 years of experience in galleries, museum boards and committees and as a consultant to galleries, private collections and artists. Chao is a specialist in 20th Century American and European art, Cuban and Cuban-American Art and Latin American Art.

Coffee with Artist: Alison LaMons

Coffee with Artist: Alison LaMons

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Alison LaMons, a local emerging artist, uses vibrant watercolor to paint neon signs, both real and imagined. LaMons feels that combination of text and iconography in neon signs gives her the freedom and the vocabulary to shape her message.

Come meet and talk with artist Alson LaMons
Second Floor in the Murray & Ledger Galleries
Polk Museum of Art


Please RSVP at reservations@polkmuseumofart.org

Creative Yoga: Sunday with Karen Seggerman

Creative Yoga: Sunday with Karen Seggerman

You demanded, so we're delivering. Creative Yoga is now offered on Sundays. Join our Creative Yoga class second Sunday for a truly inspirational experience. Yoga practitioner Karen Seggerman will guide you through an hour long class that will end incorporate our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat, blanket, and support block.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

FREE Public Lecture with Romero Britto

FREE Public Lecture with Romero Britto

Romero Britto is a Brazilian neo-pop artist, painter, serigrapher, and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colors and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope and happiness.

 

Please join us for a  FREE Public Lecture with Romero Britto.  

Creative Yoga: Friday with Michelle Pugh

Creative Yoga: Friday with Michelle Pugh

Join our Creative Yoga class every third Friday for a truly inspirational experience. Dedicated yoga practitioner Michelle Pugh will guide you through an hour long hatha-based class that will end with a meditation focused on our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat and blanket if possible.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. Alex Rich

Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. Alex Rich

Join us for Point of View Gallery talks every second Friday of the month at noon. 

January's POV Gallery talk will be with Dr. Alexander Rich. Rich will discuss American Impressionism and our current exhibition, "American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony" from a historical perspective. 

Dr. H. Alexander Rich is Assistant Professor of Art History and director of the Art History program at Florida Southern College.  He is also director of the college's Melvin and Burks Art Galleries.  Dr. Rich is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History, with a particular focus on European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries.  He earned his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Member Reception

Member Reception

With most major openings, we offer our Members a lecture followed by a lovely reception. This opening for "American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony," organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.

This comprehensive exhibition features one of the Reading Public Museum’s greatest strengths – its collection of works by American Impressionists. The exhibition includes more than one hundred total works, including more than eighty oil paintings and nearly thirty works on paper dating from the 1880s through the 1940s. Outstanding landscapes – ranging from snow covered hills to sun filled harbors – seascapes, penetrating portraits, and remarkable still lifes, imbued with rich textures, reveal the artists’ interest in capturing effects of light and atmosphere in their work.
 

Lecture by Dr. H. Alexander Rich.  Rich is Assistant Professor of Art History and director of the Art History program at Florida Southern College.  He is also director of the college's Melvin and Burks Art Galleries.  Dr. Rich is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History, with a particular focus on European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries.  He earned his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Lecture followed reception and cash bar. 
Please RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

Mindful Leadership

Mindful Leadership

Supported by a vast and growing body of research, mindfulness and mindful leadership is a much talked about trend among Fortune 500 visionaries and executives. Over the past decade, an increasing number of companies and organizations have discovered the advantages of incorporating mindfulness into their culture and professional development practices. Likewise, employers are also recognizing how the arts simulate creative thinking, problem solving and team building. 

Emily Rogers, a business consultant, executive coach and retreat leader, will lead a Mindful Leadership Workshop for our local professionals. Please join us as we learn ways to realize our full potential in purposeful, creative, and balanced ways. 

Cost: FREE

Date: January 27, Noon

Limited seating, please RSVP below or call 863.688.7743 x249

RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org