• Polk Museum of Art (map)
  • 800 E East Palmetto Street
  • Lakeland, FL, 33801
  • United States


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.


Georges Claude displayed the first neon lamp to the public on December 11, 1910, in Paris. Roughly a century later, neon lighting is becoming a thing of the past. For LaMons, a neon sign is the perfect metaphor for life in the 20th century – a “quintessential artifact of a culture, a century, and a country.” It encapsulates our consumerism, artificiality, and the ephemeral nature of it all.

This exhibition is part of The Arts on the Park Series.


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