We celebrated our friendships and love of the arts at our annual December Luncheon, held at Chili’s today. A great time was had by all. Not shown is our art exchange, bring one – get one. We each took home a new piece of art.
“Highwaymen” Artist, Curtis Arnett, to Speak:
The Ocala Art Group (OAG) is hosting a lecture by acclaimed artist Curtis Arnett, one of the original “Highwaymen”. Arnett is one of the youngest of 26 African-American artists who traveled the highways of I-95 and A1A decades ago, who later came to be called The Highwaymen, selling their Florida landscape paintings that are widely sought today. Many of these paintings are on public display in banks, office buildings and private homes throughout Florida and the United States.
The lecture will be on Wednesday, November 8, 2018 from 11:00 am to 01:00 pm at the Appleton Museum of Art’s Auditorium, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470. You won’t want to miss this program that will include a history of Mr. Arnett’s life, his journey as one of the Florida Highwaymen and a demonstration of his art.
This program will undoubtedly excite and inspire artists as well as art enthusiasts. The program is free to OAG members and Appleton Museum of Art members, or you may join prior to the program.
Photos of Curtis Arnett’s Demonstration at the Appleton
Ocala Art Group members held a judged “Mise en Scene” (within the frame) exhibit in the lobby of Bank OZK October 5 – 26, 2018.
Award Winners were: Heather Doherty, Best of Show for her watercolor “Franconia Notch”; First Place award to Bonnie Eads for her watercolor “Rhythm of the Sea”; Second Place to Marion Savage for her oil painting “African Elephant”; and Third Place to Deb Janssen for her mixed media “Pelican Party”.
Veterans Mural and Service Medallion Projects
Marion County Library Headquarters
Ocala Art Group members showed their work in the second floor Art Gallery of Gateway Bank during the month of April, 2016. Our appreciation to Joseph Hare for the video of the opening reception and awards for the National Inspiration Exhibit.
Video by Joseph Hare
Appleton Museum of Art
photography courtesy of Mac Harris, video by Joseph Hare
June 19, 2015 – Sept 25, 2015
Photos and Video by Joseph Hare