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April 2021 - Art and Jazz Night and Gallery News

Join us for the first Art & Jazz Night in Historic Downtown Sanford on Thursday April 15. This is a new monthly event that we are hosting; along with other venues, on the third Thursday each month from 6-9pm.

Stroll the streets and visit the six participating locations, all within a comfortable walking distance from one another. Guests are welcome to explore local businesses featuring art and live jazz!

Beginning at 6:00 you can enjoy art and music at these local establishments:

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art and Gallery on First - 211 East 1st Street

Magpie's Modern General - 215 East 1st Street

Sanford Information Center - 230 East 1st Street

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe featuring the Greg Parnell Jazz Band - 205 East 1st Street

Reg Garner Gallery - 116 South Park Ave

Deviant Wolfe Brewing featuring live jazz - 121 West 1st Street

Click here to view the Art and Jazz Night map.

Artist of the Month - Mark Seppala When: Saturday, 4/17, 6-8PM Where: Gallery on First, 211 E 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771 Artist of the month, Mark Seppala took inspiration for his latest collection of art from famed Disney artist Eyvind Earle. After meeting Earle in 1990 in California, Mark was completely start struck and has worked to continue is painting style. Stop in to see 12 new pieces by Mark including a restored Captain Hook marionette and whimsical trees sculptures based on the forest in Rankin’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This free event coincides with Sanford’s monthly Food Truck Fiesta. Click here for more info.

Anthology: A Visual Collection of Work by

Debe and Kevin Abbott

March welcomed the opening reception of Anthology: A Visual Collection of Work by Debe and Kevin Abbott at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. The exhibit is a representation of work created by Debe and Kevin over the past several years in rural upstate New York and here in Florida.

The works included are mostly non-representational abstract paintings and sculptures. They vary in size and color palette but share a common organic aesthetic. The paintings while abstractions are mostly landscape-based. The sculptures are welded steel yet evoke an organic sensibility through the artist’s hand.

The Abbott’s have been making and exhibiting art since the 1970s and together since 1981. Anthology is on view until April 30th at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts.

Click here to view a virtual tour of Anthology:

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