Two new exhibitions open at the City of Gainesville’s Historic Thomas Center

Press release from City of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The City of Gainesville invites all neighbors to two new exhibitions at The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center – Into the Woods and Out of the Woods – and to on-site events this month.

Artists’ Reception:
6-8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 15 at The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6 Ave.

Open House during Artwalk Gainesville:
7-10 p.m Fri., Sept. 30 at The Historic Thomas Center

The Open House will feature chamber folk ensemble, The Wire Birds. The events are free and open to the public. The exhibitions remain on display weekdays through Jan. 7, 2023.

Curated by Anne E. Gilroy, these exhibitions were inspired in part by The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction by Richard Powers.

Into the Woods offers an unconventional encounter with landscape, including meditative work in paint, sculpture, drawing, photography, and installation art by 14 artists.

Featured artists: Dixie Biggs, Laura Denzer, Vince Granela, Mark Hodge, Benjamin Ingle, Jeremiah Jossim, Logan Marconi, Julia Morrisroe, Susan Ober, Amy Richard, Miguel Saludes, Margaret Tolbert, Jerry Uelsmann, and Vahid Valikhani.

Out of the Woods features narrative and figurative artworks made of wood, displayed alongside excerpts from The Overstory by Richard Powers. It is a collection of work by artists who connect to nature through the intimate experience of working with wood with reverence and revelation.

Featured artists: Jesse Aaron, Dixie Biggs, Jerry Cutler, George Ferriera, Luis Gonzalez, Benjamin Ingle, Kourosh Jeddi, Edwin Jeffrey, Jeff L. Laskin, Héctor Moya, Daniel Pressley, Popeye Reed, and Amy Richard.

These events are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Doris Bardon Endowment and the Arts Association of Alachua County.