Thursday, June 10, 2010

Palm Coast, FL - The New Center for Contemporary Art


There are many ways to look at fate. Accidental. Transcendental. Spiritual. But in the small city of Palm Coast, Florida - a location closely aligned with the natural cycle of life being the winter destination to a great number of migrating birds, birthing whales and yes, sun seeking peoples - there grows a number of talented local artists who, themselves transplanted from larger cities or towns and/or foreign countries, have found each other through Hollingsworth Gallery at City Walk. Is it fate?

J.J. Graham, resident artist and gallery owner, is not sure what to call it but knows for sure that Palm Coast is the up and coming center for contemporary art in the Southeast. This Saturday he opens a new show that is sure to prove the point and potentially give him and the city the right to say that time is now. Abstraction: A Group Exhibition highlights the work of twenty-three contemporary artists living in the greater Palm Coast and Central Florida (including Orlando) area and represent, "the finest compilation of quality contemporary art I have ever witnessed," says J.J., "I am confident that art lovers & collectors alike, including those that don't necessarily think they are looking for abstract art, will immediately be struck by the amount of beauty and color in this show and find themselves envisioning these hanging in their own homes."

The show opens this Saturday, June 12 at 6pm with a community and artist reception that invites art lovers & critics alike to explore the exciting work as well as meet the artists in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. A great evening out with your friends that promises to delight and inspire? Absolutely. Owning a piece of this new contemporary art scene? It just may be fate. See you there!

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