Local artists aren't wasting any time getting creative in 2018. The year has only just begun, but there are already several exhibits in Seminole County that art lovers should check out. Here's a quick look at three of the shows.
Lillian Verkins Exhibit
Altamonte Springs artist Lillian Verkins will have a solo show this month at Seminole State College's Fine Arts Gallery on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus, 100 Weldon Boulevard. Titled "From Whence We Came," the exhibit features her "Spacescape" paintings.
The opening reception will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. January 11, and the show will run through February 1. The gallery is open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and during music and theater performances. Admission is free. For details, visit LillianVerkins.com.
Florida Artists Group at Casselberry Art House
Area members of the Florida Artists Group (FLAG) are exhibiting their 2-D and 3-D work at the Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle. The artists featured in this show reside in Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Volusia, Lake, Brevard, and Indian River counties.
A meet-the-artists reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. January 12, in conjunction with Casselberry's Art & Music in the Park event. The art exhibit runs until Jan. 18. Regular Art House hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.
FLAG, which began in 1949, is a nonprofit organization comprised of professional artists whose work has attained state or national recognition. For details, visit FloridaArtistsGroup.org.
The Pastel, Oil & Watercolor Artists and Friends at JamArt Gallery, Casselberry
The Pastel, Oil & Watercolor (P.O.W.) Artists and Friends have a show this month at JamArt Gallery, 118 Live Oak Boulevard in Casselberry. Titled "For the Love of Art," the exhibit features work by members of P.O.W., plus 11 other artists.
A meet-the-artists reception will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. January 6. Admission is free. The show runs through January 31. For details, call 407-285-1789.
Photo pictured: Influx by Lillian Verkins.
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