Friday, March 27, 2015

April events at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Arts

NOW to April 25, 2015 ~ Land of the Free Exhibit with Jane Chapin
Paintings by nationally recognized artist, Jane Chapin will be on view at the Center for History, Culture and Art from March 5 to April 25, 2015.  Also on exhibit will be 50 state paintings from Chapin's book "Land of the Free".  Sales of the paintings fund the Land of the Free book project which is a 100% benefit to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).  The SOWF began in 1980 after a daring a daring attempt to rescue 53 American hostages in Iran, which ended in tragedy when a helicopter and C-130 aircraft collided.  Eight souls were lost and they left behind 17 children.  A battlefield promise to take care of those 17 children became the noble cause of the SOWF. For additional information visit

April 7, 14 ~ 1 to 3 pm ~ Open Studio Painting with Ed Springer 
For four weeks, on Tuesday, you are welcome to work on your paintings independently, with your colleagues and/or have Ed Springer available for suggestions, critiques and discussion.   If you attended the "Art of the Oyster" painting party, you remember how helpful Ed was in making adjustments to design, shading and tones.  This past Tuesday an artist that takes many workshops said she learned a great deal from Ed's recommendations and she had a wonderful time.  Come join us to exchange ideas and creativity in a relaxed environment.  Cost, $50 per student for the four weeks or $15 for one week. For additional information visit or email

April 17, 2015 ~ Bay Community School Exhibit
The Center for History, Culture and Art is hosting the Bay Community School Annual Dinner & Art Auction on Friday, April 17 at 6pm. Tamara's CafĂ© along with other sponsors will cater this lovely event. Tickets are $25. Please come out to support this non-profit community preschool that serves a diverse group of children, ages 2-5 years old.  And for dinner ticket sales please contact: 653-4178; drop-ins are welcome--there will be tickets on site. For additional Information visit

April 18 ~ Apalachicola Antique Boat Show
Apalachicola, at Riverfront Park, will host (Across the street from the History, Culture and Art Center) the 16th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Antique boats, examples of classic and traditional vessels, workboats, and fiberglass and aluminum classics will all be on display throughout the day. Special highlights include authentic oyster boats, workboats, and home-built boats by skilled craftsmen, antique outboard engines, plus antique automobiles and art booths. The restored 1877 gaff-rigged schooner the Governor Stone will also be on display at the city dock in the center of town.

The Center for History, Culture and Art will partner with FCCC/ Plein Air Florida to host Nancie King Mertz, Master Signature Member of Pastel Society of America and Chicago Pastel Painters, an IAPS Master Circle member, “Pastels are perfect when painting on-site because they’re so immediate…no time is required to mix paint. This is a huge benefit when racing against the clock or chasing the sun. I’ll share techniques that help you capture light & shadow quickly and that enable you to complete works in 2-3 hours. The Panhandle of Old Florida provides a wealth of subjects along its fascinating coast, just begging to be painted!” For additional information visit

For additional information, please contact; Paulette Moss, Director, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320 1-855-APALACH (