2014 - Welcome to the New Year with New Artists, New Shows and New Artwork!

Coming in August: Bonnie Peacher in Gallery One, FEC

Bonnie Peacher says she has been influenced by the work of Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Alice Neel. Her work is realistic, expressive, full of intense color, and texture. Travel, nature, and music inspire her, resulting in a variety of subject matter. Recent paintings include a series of portraits of the Boise’s vaudeville/cabaret group “The Red Light Variety Show.”

Ms. Peacher is an award winning artist. Her work has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions throughout the United States, including the 2008 and 2013 Celebrate Arts at the FEC, where she won several awards. Her paintings are in many private collections and the College of Idaho includes her work in the “Idaho Women’s Collection.”

She is a magnum cum laude graduate of Boise State University, where she received a BFA in art with an emphasis in painting and art history. Ms. Peacher’s professional affiliations include Boise Open Studios Collective Organization, Treasure Valley Artists Association, BAM docent and curator of the Garden City Library “Art & Brushes” program. Continuing in Gallery Five through August is the photographers’ Exposure 2014 Show. There will be an artist’s reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 9 in Gallery One.

Kelli MacConnell

Florence Events Center JULY - GALLERY ONE :Portland Printmaker Shows Work at FEC; and in Gallery 5: Exposure 2014

Portland Printmaker Shows Work at Florence Events Center

“Between Land and Sky,” a comprehensive exhibit of the work of Portland artist Kelli MacConnell, opens July 1 in Gallery One.

Captivated by the wilderness since early childhood, MacConnell embraces a unique relationship with nature that continuously sparks her imaginative work. Exploring landscapes with careful observation, she translates her natural surroundings into richly detailed prints.

For MacConnell, printmaking serves as a key vehicle in fostering a relationship between humans and the natural world. Through her creations, she strives to show how one person can both exist in civilization and remain connected to that which is inherently wild.

“I want to take the viewer on a journey to the places in nature that have brought me respite,” she says. “The dream-like interpretations of these landscapes are meant to enchant the viewer, leaving them with a feeling of peace and a sense of curiosity, questioning whether or not these places really exist. My current body of work focuses on linocut prints of the expansive and diverse environment of the Pacific Northwest Landscape. With the simple use of contrast and minimal color, as well as line manipulation, I strive to create exhilarating compositions inspired by the natural world.”

GALLERY FIVE - Continues with Annual Exposure 2014 Photography Exhibit

The annual Exposure 2014 show for photographers opened on July 2 and will be showing in Gallery Five during July and August. Photographers featured in this exhibit include Curt Peters, Marion Hall, Ed Wilent, Rudy Gargioni, and Paula Becker.

Florence Events Center Photo
Exterior of the Florence Events Center

2014 ~ FEC Gallery Schedule

  • January ~ Walls: Oil Paintings by John leasure; Gallery Five: Viewfinder Photography Club.
  • February ~
  • March ~
  • April ~
  • May ~ Yachats Art Guild in Gallery One; and Come See What We See—A Coastal Celebration thru June in Gallery 5.
  • June ~ Come See What We See—A Coastal Celebration thru June in Gallery 5.
  • July ~ Gallery One: Portland Printmaker Kelli MacConnell; and in Gallery Five: Exposure 2014
  • August ~ Gallery 5: Exposire 2014 continues...thru August
  • September ~
  • October ~
  • November & December ~ Celebrate Arts 2014

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