January 7-18, 2020
Opening Reception and Meet the Artists on January 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Artists of ArtLofts
Florida CraftArt will present The Artists of ArtLofts in its exhibition gallery from January 7 to January 18. The 19 award-winning and emerging artists will present recent artwork which includes drawings, encaustic, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture.
ArtLofts is on the second floor of Florida CraftArt and has working artists’ studios. The studios are usually open for the Saturday ArtWalks or by appointment. This exhibition will give the public an opportunity to see the artists’ work and to meet them in person at the reception on Friday, January 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Artists in the exhibition are Javier Dones, Julie Dye, Mavis Gibson, Susan Hess, Brian James, Gilbert Johnson, Beth Kauffman, Betsy Orbe Lester, Carol O’Bryon, Kirk Palmer, Karen Porter, Amanda Pratt, Rebecca Skelton, Brandy Stark, Kas Turner, Joe Walles, Lee West, Rick Whalen, and Donna Winchester.
“We are excited to display the art of the talented artists of ArtLofts,” says Katie Deits, the Executive Director of Florida CraftArt. “They have such a profound level of experience and a diversity of styles. Several of the artists teach at colleges and universities and have undoubtedly influenced many artists in Florida. While Florida CraftArt is based on fine craft, we support fine art with these artists’ studios and exhibits. Of course, the line between fine art and fine craft is getting more and more blurred in the art world. This is an opportunity for people to explore a variety of mediums by top-quality artists.”
The exhibition is sponsored by Regions Bank.