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Art31 returns with 'Borrowed Light' exhibition

Art31 returns with ‘Borrowed Light’ exhibition

The Art & History Museums – Maitland is bringing the most experimental and collaborative art festival in Florida back for a fourth year. Thirty-one days of contemporary art happenings, Art31 begins when the “Art31: Borrowed Light” exhibition opens at Culture Pop! on Friday, March 3, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Not your typical exhibition opening, Culture Pop! gives visitors a first look at new exhibitions and a unique glimpse of the A&H’s Maitland Art Center campus after dark. The evening will also feature installations by Nathan Selikoff, C.R. Barnett, Suzanne Oberholtzer and short films from the Enzian. There will also be literary readings, open studios, live music by The Pauses, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

Celebrating the legacy of Art & History Museums – Maitland, Art31 is a month-long series of exhibits, performances, and events that feature local and national artists. This year, the centerpiece exhibition “Art31: Borrowed Light,” showcases artwork by nationally known artists Stephen Knapp, Deanna Morse and Ryan Buyssens. Each installation provides a comprehensive study of light as art inside the A&H’s Maitland Art Center galleries and throughout the campus. “Art 31: Borrowed Light” will be on display March 3 through April 16.

The month’s events continue on March 14, with Art31’s Artist Critique and Conversation, with special guest panelist Jeanne Brasile, director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University. This free event is open to artists and non-artists alike. Another free Art31 feature is the Night Light event on March 23, which showcases open galleries and Nathan Selikoff’s “Audiograph” – a projection programmed to change in response to sounds. Selikoff will speak on art and technology while Modular Art Collective will provide improvised music and graphics.

The A&H will close out the exciting month with Light Play on March 31. Guests can explore the gallery exhibitions, C.R. Barnett’s Art31 Talking Room and get treated to a special presentation by Voci Dance company, which will perform an original piece created around the theme of “Borrowed Light” on the National Landmark campus.

Throughout the month, A&H’s chief curator will lead midday tours of the exhibitions each Tuesday and seniors (55 and up) will enjoy free admission to the A&H’s Maitland Art Center every Thursday.

Discovering A&H Museums – Maitland during Art31 is an unforgettable experience. Mark your calendar for these incredible events happening in your own backyard!

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