2015- Welcome to the New Year with New Artists, New Shows and New Artwork!

Call to Artists for March Gallery Show: Life in Our Town

During March, the classic production of Our Town will be presented by the Last Resort Players at the Florence Events Center. In an exciting collaboration between the play’s producers and the FEC galleries, the Gallery Committee is announcing a “Call to Artists” for a Rent-A-Rod show during the month of March. The theme is “Life in Our Town.” The deadline for entries is February 23rd and the art is due for hanging on February 26th.

Entries can either follow the themes of the play – everyday living, love and marriage, and the reality of death, or can focus on our own town of Florence. To rent-a-rod, download the application document below. The cost to rent-a-rod is $20.00, and each rod can hold up to three paintings. The glass case is also available for up to three items per application for $20.00.

The Pulitzer Prize winning play Our Town is set in small town America 100 years ago. It is a beautifully written work by Thornton Wilder about appreciating the beauty of the simple things, and is heralded by some as the greatest American play ever written.

Our Town will be presented on March 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and on the 21 and 22 at 2 p.m. It will be repeated on March 27 and 28 at 7 p.m., and on March 28 and 29 at 2 p.m. The three act play has two intermissions, and the audiences will be encouraged to visit Gallery One during the intermissions to reflect on the art work and its relation to the play.

All mediums of art and photography are encouraged, and organizers urge the art community to participate in this celebration of Our Town. Deadline for applications is February 23rd. For questions, or additional information, contact cignatieff@live.com, or jennifer@eventcenter.org.

Florence Event Center - click for prospectus and application (see at bottom of the web page)

Florence Events Center Photo
Exterior of the Florence Events Center

2015 ~ FEC Gallery Schedule

  • January ~ Gene Olsen Retrospective
  • February ~ FOR THE LOVE OF ANIMALS - Rent-a-Rod
  • March ~ The art show "Life In Our Town" will hang for the month of March at the FEC. It will be a "rent-a-rod" show and all artists are invited to participate. Publicity about the show and applications will be available soon.
  • April ~ April at the FEC - will be a FRAA members exhibit.
  • May ~
  • June ~
  • July ~ July at the FEC - will be a Backstreet Gallery members exhibit.
  • August ~
  • September -
  • October ~
  • November & December ~

Interior of Gallery One
Florence Events Center Interior Gallery One and Exterior