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The Self by Emanuel Torres Pérez
January 15 – March 15, 2016

A solo exhibit of introspective and conceptual self-portraiture by an award-winning, young Puerto Rican artist. Features contemporary works of multimedia drawings, paintings and prints.

Exhibition organized with the support of Héctor Puig and
Héctor Framing & Gallery.

Opening: Fri., January 15, 5:30–7:30 pm
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Special Jewel Box Concert: Elio Piedra's Quartet
7:30 pm

Special Jewel Box Concert: Elio’s Quartet at 7:30 pm
Join us for a free performance. Winner of the 2009 International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba, Elio Piedra’s Quartet fuses an innovative mixture of styles and sounds, ranging from Smooth Jazz, Gospel, Swing, and Funk, to Classical Music, with roots in Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz. To hear music from their new CD “Pathway” visit:

Untitled by Emanuel Torres Perez
Untitled, Artist: Emanuel Torres Pérez

March 24–May 14, 2016
Opening: Thurs., March 24, 5:30–7:30 pm
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A curatorial treasure hunt yields exquisite gems of painting, poetry, and literature from the work and collections of artists and authors.


Currents, (detail) Artist: Trish Vevera

May 27–September 20, 2016
Opening: Fri., May 27, 7:00–10:00 pm,
Artwalk Gainesville
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A double exhibition honoring two of Gainesville’s renowned master artists: Jesse Aaron and Lennie Kesl.

Lennie Kesl–Portrait Artist

Drawings of familiar faces by Gainesville artist Leonard E. Kesl (1926 to 2012) in the Mezzanine Gallery, along with photographic portraits of the late artist by his daughter, Charlotte Kesl. This exhibit commemorates the anniversary of Kesl’s 90th birthday.

Jesse J. Aaron–Sculptor

“I never try to second guess the Lord,” said Jesse Aaron when he felt he had been called by God to carve wood. Sculpture by Aaron (1887 to 1979) featured in the Main Gallery, previously the kitchen of the Hotel Thomas, where Aaron worked for a few years as a cook.

Untitled, Artist: Lennie Kesl, Photo: Charlotte Kesl

Self-portrait, Artist: Jesse J. Aaron

Woman from Archetype to Abstraction
September 30, 2016–January 10, 2017

Opening: Fri., September 30, 7:00–10:00 pm,
Artwalk Gainesville

An expansive group exhibit of drawing, painting and sculpture featuring woman as Muse.

Venus, (detail) Artist: Art Weger, Photo: Mateo Puig

Visual Arts Program Showcases
K-12: January 16–February 20, 2016
Secondary: February 27–April 2, 2016
Elementary: April 9–May 7, 2016


Enchanted Forest, Student Artist: Alyssa Gerochi