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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Art Events and Classes


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Through April 10. Van Porter Student Art Show at the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. The exhibit showcases outstanding work from students in grades 8-12. Reception April 9, 5-7 p.m. Admission is FREE. For more info, call (850) 244-1271 or visit 

April 11-17. ADSO Hosts Gem and Mineral Society’s “A Real Gem Show” at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. Explore the wonders of nature. Opening reception April 11, 6-8 p.m. Call (850) 244-1271 or visit for more info.

April 11. Drawing the Human Form Workshop with Heather Clements at the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn the basics of gesture, balance and proportions. Cost is $80 ($70 for ADSO members). Students provide materials—supply list at More at

Through April 18. Local Color Artists Exhibit at Destin Library. The 15-piece show includes work from Beachcomberland artists Sue Tarkin, Bill Stephenson, Dr. Theresa McRee, Dennis Rosati, Amy Jo Rosati, Lynette Miesen, Helen Blair, Jackie Lynch, Gini Simpson, Marie Jackson, Tamara Lee Sturgeon, Lou Kaunzinger, Barbara Brook, Sue Peck Hamm and Priscilla Bonjour. For more info, email

April 19. Destin ARTWalk on the Harbor, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jewelry, sculpture, mixed media art and lots more.

April 21-May 2. Okaloosa Arts Alliance Student Poster Art Show at ADSO Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. “Summer Fun” creations by Okaloosa County students. Reception April 24, 6-8 p.m. For more info, call (850) 244-1271 or visit

April 22. ADSO Luncheon with Award-Winning Pastel Artist Melody Bogle at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach, 11:30 a.m. Cost is $12. Make your reservation by April 20 by emailing or calling Risa at (850) 376-3901.

Through April 30. Charlotte Arnold Exhibit at Walton County Coastal Library, Santa Rosa Beach. Arnold worked as an illustrator in California before moving to Florida to concentrate on her fine art career. She has also lived and created in Texas and Chicago. Call (850) 267-2809 for more info.

Through April 30. Window Gallery Display at ADSO Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. This month, the spotlight is on the oil paintings of Geraldine Walters.

Through May 1. Jeffrey Parker Photography Exhibit at Full Circle Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. “Long Exposure” showcases Parker’s captivating collection of landscape photography that captures our ever-changing coastlines and beaches. For more info, call (850) 362-8041 or visit

Through May 1. Northwest Florida State College Student and Faculty Show at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville. The annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition in the McIlroy Gallery celebrates the best of student art and honors the memory of its namesake, longtime Okaloosa-Walton Community College art instructor Hart. The faculty exhibit is in the Holzhauer Gallery. For more info, call (850) 729-6044 or email