“John Ward | Behind the Seen” and “Apparallel | Joss Ramirez & Lennie Kesl”

We’re having a Double Opening Reception with live music and champagne at the Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center!

JOHN WARD: Behind the Seen
with Jack Beal, David Campbell, Laura Denzer, Abigail Dudley, Christopher Otto and Elise Schweitzer
In the first floor gallery, works by American realist painter, art historian, and UF Professor emeritus John Ward, including large paintings, rarely seen pieces, and new work for this exhibition. Ward’s mastery of painting will be contextualized with the work of six other artists who explore the dynamic relationship between representation and abstraction. Select works for sale.

APPARALLEL: Joss Ramirez & Lennie Kesl
A Common Thread
In the mezzanine gallery, the streetwear of contemporary clothing maker Joss Ramirez aka last call presented in parallel with the multi-media collage art of the late Gainesville artist Lennie Kesl. Across cultures, generations, and time, the two artists mirror the process of transforming found materials into art. Select works for sale.

Curated by Anne E. Gilroy and Angela DeCarlis

Live music by Kristen Warren (7–9pm) and DJ Waxatom (9–11pm).
Exhibitions are on view from March 24 – September 8, 2023.

The Historic Thomas Center is wheelchair accessible. Audio Described Tours for blind and low-vision visitors available upon request.

This exhibition is brought to you by The City of Gainesville, The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Culture Builds Florida.