JAXPORT & The Arts - Exhibiting Artists
Expressions in Color is a group painting exhibit by adult students of The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Taught by Ellen Diamond, a contemporary impressionist artist based in the Jacksonville, FL area, these emerging artists explore a variety of subjects with a bold pallate.
Show artists include: Charles Denholm, Rory Ave, Marilyn Antram, Winkie Chalfant, Sandy Crenier, Terry Blady, Gina Stromberg, Sue Foley, Sharon Warner, Midge Scelzo, Ellen Diamond, GiGi Pelletier, Bob Maxwell, Lyn Nix, Marlene Scheer, Jane Wolfertz, Leslie Kleiman.
Ellen is an internationally recognized painter and art instructor whose works are in numerous corporate and private collections. Ellen's paintings feature a variety of European Landscapes including Tuscan sunflower fields, the English countryside, and historic streets and markets. The natural beauty of Florida's coastline, rivers and marshes provides the inspiration for many of her finest pieces. (www.ellendiamond.com)
Founded in 1994 by a dedicated group of community leaders, the Cultural Center provides a place for everyone in the Jacksonville region to create, understand and experience the arts. Located in the former Ponte Vedra Beach post office, the Cultural Center building is a 8,000 square foot community meeting place for people who enjoy the arts as participants and observers. A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, the Cultural Center features an ongoing series of quality arts programs, exciting events and art exhibitions with opening receptions that are free for our community. (www.ccpvb.org/)
For additional information and/or images, please contact Meredith Fordham Hughes by email or by phone at (904) 357-3052.
About JAXPORT Gallery
Located on the first floor of JAXPORT Headquarters, the Gallery features local artists rotating on a bi-monthly basis. JAXPORT Gallery is open during normal JAXPORT Headquarters hours and admission is free. Learn more about JAXPORT and the Arts.
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