Light and Land: 3 Artists

Light and Land: 3 Artists Exhibition by Craig Goode, Tom Moye, and Nicholas Strong Local artists Craige Goode, Tom Moye, and Nicholas Strong present Light and Land: 3 Artists at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts this January 11 – February 15, 2019. A reception to meet the artists will be held Thursday, January 24 at…

Amy R. Peterson: Plein Air Paintings

Plein Air painter and Birmingham artist Amy R. Peterson will display her new collection of work at Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts January 8 through February 15. The gallery talk will be Sunday, January 13 at 1PM. Amy R. Peterson’s paintings combine strong draftsmanship with loose, impressionistic brushwork. She aims to capture the immediacy of…

Works by Jean Schulman

A collection of artworks by Jean Schulman is on display and for sale in the Wright-Douglass Annex of the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. The collection is available for sale through December 28. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the art center. Schulman is known for her clay batiks and unique natural color palette….

Piecemakers Quilt Guild Challenge

The Shoals Piecemakers Guild Quilt Challenge ’18 ushers in the winter with quilts themed for this festive time of year.  This year makes the 30th year for this Challenge. The quilts are open to the public on November 13 and display through December 28. Please stop by Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts to vote for…

From One Earth: Cotton and Clay

From One Earth: Cotton and Clay, an exhibition of pottery and quilts by Guadalupe Lanning Robinson is on view at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts from November 8, 2018 – January 02, 2019. An opening gallery talk with the artist will happen Thursday night, November 8 at 6PM.  Robinson’s studio is located at the…

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…