Art Expressions: Shoals Artist Guild Annual

Art Expressions, an exhibition of works by members of the Shoals Artists Guild, will be on display at Kennedy-Douglass Center of the Arts in Florence from October 2 through November 2, 2018. Join the artists for an opening reception Sunday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. The exhibit will also be open the weekend of the Alabama Renaissance Faire,…

Floriography in 3 Translations

Floriography is the language of flowers, a tongue familiar to artists Eve Styles, Amita Bhakta, and Nadene Mairesse. All three women work in mediums concentrated in the organic beauty of the natural world. The show will open at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts September 4 and run through September 24, 2018. A gallery talk with…

“The Implied Narrative” by Ke Francis

Tupelo artist, Ke Francis presents “The Implied Narrative,”  a series of etchings, engravings, hand-made books and paintings at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts August 27 – September 24. Francis will give a gallery talk and narrative reading Tuesday night, August 28 at 6PM. Francis’s colorful compositions bring familiar Southern symbols to life. Motivated by a…

House & Home 

Exhibit June 18 – August 9 special programs July 12 & 14 NEH On-the-Road Exhibition created by The National Building Museum, Washington, DC, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance Curated by Sarah Levitt, Curator, The National Building Museum What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military…

Arts Alive Exhibit 2018

Arts Alive’s 2018 Exhibition comes to life May 14 and runs through June 8, 2018 at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. The Arts Alive Exhibit displays artworks in various mediums and disciplines from artists and craftspeople from all over the country. This year’s exhibition judge Parker Seward, assistant professor of art at University of North…

Faces of Florence

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Faces of Florence: A Bicentennial Portrait Exhibition April 2 – May 8. Portraits of early settlers to Lauderdale County and Florence have been gathered for this once-in-a-lifetime gallery of early local portraits. Portraits are on loan from local families, collectors, and house museums. Unique pieces include the portraits of…

Artistic Renderings of Youth 2018

Artistic Renderings of Youth, a juried exhibit of work by 7th through 12th grade artists from Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties, will be on display at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence from February 26 through March 27. Celebrating its 27th year in existence, this exhibit has developed into an outstanding showcase of youth…

Abstraction in Realism: Watercolors by Yuri Ozaki

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Abstraction in Realism: Watercolors by Yuri Ozaki, an exhibit by Huntsville watercolor artist, Yuri Ozaki February 15 – March 30. Ozaki’s soft, complex watercolors have such intimate detail they dive into the depths of abstraction. Join us for her gallery talk, Monday night, February 19 at 6PM. Yuri Ozaki…

Just Maybe… by: Eric Bagwell

Eric Bagwell presents “Just Maybe…” at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts   Gallery talk: Monday, January 8 at 5:30      Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts will feature a new body of work called “Just Maybe…” by Huntsville artist, Eric Bagwell January 8 – February 9. The new work is a series of contemplative abstracts centered in…

Storytelling Time with Marian Baker

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts presents Storytelling Time, an exhibit and talk with contemporary folk artist, Marian Baker November 27 – December 28. Baker has  been producing folk art for almost a decade that is inspired by her own family stories. She describes her artwork as “scruffy” with a dose of humor. Baker lives in…

Inspired by Song! 2017 Shoals Quilt Guild Challenge

The Shoals Piecemakers Quilt Challenge ’17 will feature quilts inspired by song titles at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. The quilts were specifically created to evoke a visual representation of songs we love.  The Quilt Challenge will open to the public on November 15 and display through December 20 in the Annex galleries. Prizes will be awarded for best use of…

Everywhere is Somewhere: Caroline Allison at KD

The University of North Alabama is hosting a day of workshops Friday, November 10th, 2017.   A full day of creative workshops for college students and high-school seniors will be taught by top photographers Caroline Allison and Angie Mosier. In the morning workshop, Everywhere is Somewhere, Caroline Allison will explore the landscape of Florence, AL using…