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…

Play Music on the Front Porch Day

The Shoals Front Porch Storytelling Festival is excited to invite everyone to come out to play music on the front porch of Kennedy-Douglass Center of the Arts on August 26, 2017 from 5pm-7pm to participate in Play Music on the Porch Day! Grab any instrument, even if it is your voice, and come join us…

David Kessler Workshop: “No Mud” Approach

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome David Kessler August 7,8,9 for his “No Mud” painting workshop. This workshop is applicable to any painting medium. This 3-day class is only $200! Check out David’s work and teaching philosophy at davidmkessler.com. Contact cbritten@florenceal.org to enroll or if you have questions! Hope to see you…

SUMMER CAMPS!

It’s that time of year! We’re taking applications for our 2017 Summer Art Camps. Young Masters Art School 2017 June 12 -16 or June 19-23 Session 1: Grades 1-3, 9AM – 11AM (this session is full June 12-16, open June 19-23) Session 2: Grades 4-6, 12PM – 2PM STEAM Summer Camp July 17-21  Ages 12-15…

The Circus: A Reader Riot Event

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts welcomes children’s book author/illustrator Sarah Kaufman. Sarah’s work will be on display in the main gallery now through April 29. She will have a reading and book signing in the main gallery at 3PM April 29 as part of the Reader Riot Book Festival. About Reader Riot The Florence-Lauderdale Public…

Art on the Inside: Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program Exhibition

The Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project will show a selection of student artwork at The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts in Florence, AL from April 3 through May 3 as part of the exhibition called Art on the Inside. A gallery talk with the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Project is scheduled for Thursday,…

Isabelle Gautier: Life is a Long Flowing River

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is pleased to present Life is a Long Flowing River, an exhibition of travel and season influenced paintings, by Isabelle Gautier. The exhibition will run from March 2 through April 7 with an opening gallery talk with Isabelle Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. Isabelle’s work intersects abstract, minimal, and…

Artistic Renderings of Youth Celebrates 25 Years

Artistic Renderings of Youth, a juried exhibit of work by 7th through 12th grade artists from Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale counties, is celebrating its 25th year! Initiated by art educator, Jerry Foster, Artistic Renderings of Youth not only created one of the largest student art shows in the region but a community for art educators…

Rick Adams: Out of the Wood

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts is pleased to present Out of the Wood, an exhibition of wood and ceramic sculpture by Decatur, AL artist Rick Adams on display February 1 – 24 in the main gallery. Rick Adams is an alumnus of the University of North Alabama and Muscle Shoals Native. Adams has been carving…