Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Second Tuesday artist receptions 6:30-9 p.m. Free admission. 813 Virginia Drive. 407-894-4505.
Bach Is Back
Through October 10 Landscape painter Stephen Bach returns to Florida with new paintings after a summer of selling in the North.
Charles Turzak and Kitty Petterson: Remembering Our Fine Art Printmakers
October 14-November 7 Turzak (1899-1985) created numerous woodcut print commissions for the WPA in the 1930s and others, before moving to Orlando. Collectors prize his limited edition prints and paintings from the 1960s. Petterson (1948-2001) lived in the Middle East and then Winter Park. In Central Florida, she was commissioned to create serigraphs for UCF, Lynx, the Dr. Philips Foundation and others. Reception October 14 6:30-9 p.m.
CREALDÉ SCHOOL OF ART
Showalter Hughes Community Gallery
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 600 St. Andrews Boulevard, Winter Park. 407-641-1886. crealde.org
Landscape Studies 1980-2008
Through November 8 Crealde senior faculty member Linda Carpenter exhibits photographs of the natural and social landscapes of Florida and the American Southwest.
Private Spaces: The Kansas and Florida
Through October 25 Photographer Les Slesnick photographs homes as a way of creating a “peopleless portrait” of the inhabitants.
GALLERY AT AVALON ISLAND
Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Free admission. 39 South Magnolia Avenue. 407-803-6670.
Beyond Geppeto Puppets and Pierre Haskelson
October 16-November 14 Handmade puppets are on view. Also, sculptor Pierre Haskelson uses wrought steel and bronze to portray everything from a bird in a nest or a field of wheat ready to harvest, to whimsical Mexican folk music or a Canadian snowstorm. Opening reception October 16, 6-9 p.m.; refreshments served.
Patrick Pierson Paintings and Sculpture by Frank Gady
Through October 10 Frank Gady, formerly an adjunct with the Crealde School of Art, calls himself “primarily a builder of objects,” and considers each new work “a journey into the unknown.” Patrick Pierson’s Fyshwerks and Zootopia paintings offer glimpses of the animals that people his imagination.
Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Free admission. 37 South Magnolia Avenue. 407-803-6670.
Richard Reep, Mixed Media
Through October 10 Artist Richard Reep is also a Winter Park architect, which explains why many of his works encompass maps, diagrams and other “wayfinding” elements.
MAITLAND ART CENTER
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12-4:30 p.m. $2-$3. 231 West Packwood Avenue, Maitland. 407-529-2181. maitlandartcenter.org
Through October 26 Masks created by modern-day Puerto Rican artists are reminiscent of the vejigante masks introduced hundreds of years ago and blending African, Spanish and Caribbean cultural influences.
MILLENIA FINE ART
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission.
555 South Lake Destiny Drive. 407-304-8100.
The Art of the (Glass) Vessel
Through November 13 An exhibition spotlighting artists who create in glass honors cultural exchanges between Italy and the United States.
Interdependence: The Sculptures of Joseph Rossano
October 17-December 11 Rossano creates images of animals from rare natural wood and glass, focusing on the interdependence of the natural and manmade worlds. He worked with Waterford Crystal in Ireland and as studio manager for Dale Chihuly. Opening reception October 17, 7-9 p.m.
OSCEOLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS GALLERY
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. 2411 East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee. 407-846-6257. Ocfta.com
Juried Art Drawing Show
October 7-31 Drawings by local artists are exhibited. Opening reception October 7,
SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 100 Weldon Boulevard, Sanford. 407-708-2039. scc-fl.edu/arts/art/exhibition.htm
Towson University MFA Exhibit
October 7-30 Portraits, compositional sketches, designs and impressionistic art are exhibited. Opening reception October 7, 5 p.m.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ANITA S. WOOTEN GALLERY
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Valencia Community College East Campus, 701 North Econlockhatchee Trail. 407-582-2268.
A Spectacle and Nothing Strange
Through October 24 Photographer Rebecca Sittler manipulates common still life subjects and plays with scale in ways that create unusual juxtapositions.