The Art House offers monthly art exhibits throughout the year, featuring artwork by some of Central Florida’s finest artists. Art exhibits hosted by the Art House are by invitation only and display the work of local artists’ groups and organizations.
The cost is FREE to view the exhibits, and normal Art House gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except for holidays. Gallery hours are subject to change.
The Art House is delighted to showcase August's amazing exhibition:
For the month of August, the City of Casselberry is proud to present an important exhibit titled Women Who Work: Portrait Project exhibit at the Casselberry Art House. Created by the members of Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), Florida, this collection includes 36 portraits of women who keep their communities alive and represents the legions of women whose efforts and achievements deserve honor in the historical record. These 12x10 inch portraits were exhibited at the Morean Art Center, Eckerd College, Clearwater Public Library, and the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Ultimately they are destined to be a legacy project, hanging together in a permanent St. Petersburg location.
Exhibition Dates: August 4-31, 2021
Artist Reception: Friday, August 13, 6-8 p.m.
Art House Hours: Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: 127 Quail Pond Circle
Also showcased in the exhibit are the whimsical and colorful sculptures and paintings by the late Dorothy Gillespie. Gillespie was honored as a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (2001) by the National WCA. This exhibit provides a sneak preview for Gillespie’s -Celebrating Colors exhibit that begins in the month of September at Casselberry City Hall and Lake Concord Park in Casselberry.
About the Artist: Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) lived an unconventional and path-breaking life as an artist, painter, sculptor, pioneer, activist, mentor, writer, educator, and lecturer. Today her large volume of work is housed in museums, public spaces, and private collections in the United States and abroad. The goal of the Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation is to paint a rich portrait of Gillespie and her world. Her life story continues to offer inspiration to female artists today by asking them to re-visit and re-imagine what it means for women to be successful artists on their own terms.
Learn More about Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), Florida
The WCA, Florida is part of the National WCA organization whose mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism. Famous art historian, Linda Nochlin, stirred art history in 1971 when she asked the question ”Why have there been no great women artists?” And If not, why? It has been an important part of the WCA’s mission to assure that women’s work is not only honored, but recorded so we can receive our proper place in history (herstory) . This year, WCA is seeking to expand their membership base to continue their important mission. For more information about WCA-Florida, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more local updates, contact Judith Segall at 407-608-2332.
For more information, contact the Art House at email@example.com or (407) 262-7700 Ext. 1122.
Check out some of the City of Casselberry's past virtual exhibitions here: Art House Virtual Gallery