Local artists share their religious interpretations in mixed-media pieces at Oakland's art and heritage center.
The town of Oakland’s “Places of Worship” art exhibit explores a diverse array of organized religion and individual spirituality, debuting at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland. The official opening was held Friday, Nov. 12.
The colorful pieces were created by Central Florida artists and includes plein air paintings of Oakland churches.
A work of art itself — the cornerstone piece of the Arts and Heritage Center — is the circa-1919 Oakland Presbyterian Church’s stained-glass window, which is on permanent display.
The event gave visitors an opportunity to meet many of the artists.
Participating artists are Kelley Batson-Howard, Kathy Bee, Ken Cashon, James Chonody, Art Estaban, Dennis Hood, Suzann Kaltbaulm, Daniel Longman, Violeta Militaru, David Minichiello, Will Setzer, Deborah Smith, Diane Stapleton, Denise Vezza Maggiore, Kathleen Warren, Lori Warren, Joe Warren and Stephen Withers.
All artwork is for sale.
“Places of Worship” will run until Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.
The art and heritage center, at 126 N. Petris Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and select Saturdays.
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