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…

Art Expressions: Shoals Artist Guild Exhibition 2017

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 1 through November 8. Join the artists for an opening reception Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m. The exhibit will also be open the weekend of the Alabama…

KD Volunteers present a new gift shop!

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts Volunteers has given the gift shop at Kennedy-Douglass a make-over. The new gift shop will operate under the supervision of interior designer (Lambert Ezell Durham) and volunteer, Jen Kennedy and volunteer Sandy Bell. The two have taken a new approach to the gift shop that will function as a museum…

Atmospheric Landscapes in Watercolor with Judy Mudd

OCTOBER 13-15 Kennedy-Douglass welcomes watercolor artist Judy Mudd to the art center! 3-days of painting various rural and urban scenes in watercolor.  Starting with a photographed subject, we will pick and choose, deciding what to leave in and what take out.  Then arrange and change to make our artistic vision happen!  There will be an…

Southern Scapes: Watercolors by Michael Davis

Watercolor artist from Birmingham, AL Michael Davis is presenting a solo exhibition of landscapes at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts August 17 through September 28. Southern Scapes are watercolor paintings representative of the most colorful aspects of the American Southern landscape that evade the passage of time. Join the artist Sunday, August 27 from 2…

Presenting the Al Hausmann Collection

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is proud to exhibit a newly acquired body of work donated by local artist and educator, Al Hausmann. This grouping of etchings, woodblock prints, paintings, and sculptures are indicative of the works he produced as an working artist in the Shoals area. The newly acquired artwork will be on display…