A Walk in the Park

Cofrin, painting by Irene Salley, photo by Cannelle Callard

Cofrin, painting by Irene Salley, photo by Cannelle Callard

A WALK IN THE PARK,  an exhibition of the work of 10 local artists who are inspired by the city’s spectacular public spaces will open in the Doris Bardon Gallery.

The exhibition will run from May 31 to January 4, 2020.

Organized as part of Gainesville150!, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Gainesville, A Walk in the Park is a celebration of the City’s treasured network of over 90 parks. These public assets range from over 2,200 acres of preserved land and nature parks to recreation complexes teaming with activity; and from manicured historic gardens to neighborhood tot lots and dog parks. The exhibition invites the viewer to consider these parks and public spaces as places for inspiration, contemplation and recreation, as well as public commons that nurture our community.
Artists featured in the exhibit include Bob Bird, Cindy Capehart, Ben Ingle, Logan Marconi, Sara Nash, Leslie Peeples, Alfred Phillips, Irene Salley and Daniel Stepp.

Explore images from the exhibit opening.

The exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support for the Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center also comes from The Doris Bardon Endowment and the Arts Association of Alachua County.