Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. $5 donation is suggested. 656 N. Park Ave, Winter Park. 407-628-8200.
Beauty as Defined by Nature
October 7-14 Paintings by Peter Pettegrew, who was raised in California and Florida, and favors coastal scenes, such as Naples Beach at midday or an Everglades sunset. Pettegrew will be at his easel outside Casa Feliz throughout the exhibition.
Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 813 Virginia Drive 407-376-1400. commagallery.com
October 2-November 6 Saulius Jankauskas’ fused art glass and Gail Peck’s silicon-based photography are combined with examples of crystals mined by Brad Biggs and Jason Lee, of The Art of Nature, a business that makes crystals available for artists. Opening reception October 13 from 6:30-9 p.m.
CREATIVE SPIRIT GALLERY
Tuesday-Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 820A Lake Baldwin Lane, Baldwin Park. 407-898-8343.
October 9-November 6 Three local artists exhibit work that interprets the beauty of nature through flowers, gems and metal. Karen Carasik, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, paints content-driven abstracts with an analytical component. Mirjana Cesar, from Croatia, integrates her love of furniture with the natural beauty of flowers and other organic forms. Marcos Cruz, from Spain, works with stainless steel and thin lacquer
stains. Opening reception October 9, 6-9 p.m.
Through October 2 Featuring the work of three artists: Chad Pollpeter, an FSU graduate, who combines figure studies and symbolic elements to create ethereal, emotional statements; Florida-native Jason Lee, whose work blends spirituality and surrealism; and Clair Strut, whose landscape and figurative work has a strong emotional basis, while retaining a sense of humor.
CREALDÉ SCHOOL OF ART
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 Blvd., Winter Park. 407-641-1886. crealde.org
11th Bi-annual Southeastern Photography Invitational: The Document
Through October 24 The work of photographers Daniel Biferie, Perry Dilbeck and Peter Singhofen will be featured.
Photographic Tour of Switzerland with Peter Schreyer
Through October 4 Executive Director Peter Schreyer takes participants on a photographic tour of his homeland.
Emerge II: Studio Artists 2007-2009
Through November 7 The works of Crealdé’s emerging artist program from the past three years.
GALLERY AT AVALON ISLAND
Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 39 S. Magnolia Ave. 407-803-6670. galleryatavalonisland.com
Dresses: Objects of Art
Through October 9 Produced by contemporary artist Donna Dowless, the exhibition features painting, sculpture, fabric, mixed media and folk art created by local and national artists to celebrate women and what they wear.
HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER
Tuesday–Thursday noon–4 p.m., Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. 407-539-2680.
October 6-January 2 Historic and sacred scenes by the Central Florida folk-art painter widely recognized for her “Family of Christ” tapestry, an enormous patchwork of human figures encircling Jesus on the cross that became the backdrop for Pope John Paul II’s October 1995 mass in New York’s Central Park, and for her “Nativity II,” which became the 1998 UNICEF Christmas card. Opening reception October 15 5-8 p.m. during the Third Thursday Hannibal Square Stroll.
JEANINE TAYLOR ART GALLERY
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 211 E. First St., Sanford. 407-323-2774. jtfolkart.com
Spirits on First
October 10 A juried art show created for those with a passion for Halloween. Inspired by antique and vintage materials, the selected artists include Jorge de Rojas, Jamie Moore, Melissa Menzer and Theresa Disney. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5.
MAITLAND ART CENTER
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12-4:30 p.m. $2-$3. 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland. 407-529-2181. maitlandartcenter.org
Through November 1 The exhibition focuses on the interaction of artist/colleagues Brigan Gresh, Vicki Jones, Dina Mack and Anna McCambridge. All four local artists have exhibited their artworks nationally.
SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINE ARTS GALLERY
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford. 407-328-2039. scc-fl.edu/arts
October 1-29 The artist’s work illustrates how we are tied to and grow from our environment.
Duncan Gallery of Art
Tuesday–Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free admission. Sampson Hall, 132 E. Michigan Ave., Deland 386-822-7266. stetson.edu
Itching & Scratching-Twenty Years at Stetson
Through October An exhibition of works by Stetson University art professor Gary Bolding.
Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center
Tuesday–Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free admission. 139 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand. 386-822-7270. stetson.edu
Oscar Bluemner: The Making of an American Modernist Painter
Through October The collection of more than 1,000 pieces of art by American Modernist Oscar Bluemner has found a home at the recently dedicated center.
VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Anita S. Wooten Gallery
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Valencia Community College East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail. 407-582-2268. valenciacc.edu/gallery
The Photographs of Jack Mitchell: The Thrasher Horne Collection
October 2-November 6 Photographs from Mitchell’s years as a New York Times photographer. From 1975 to 1995 he shot black-and-white photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep, John Lennon and many more at the peak of their careers. Mitchell is retired and lives in New Smyrna. Opening reception October 2, 6:30-9 p.m. Mitchell will be present at the opening and give a short talk.