February 1st – 24th:
- First Friday at 621 Gallery features Ohio-based artists Melissa Haviland and David Colagiovanni’s MUSIC FOR TEACUPS, a multi-media exhibition featuring performance, installations, sculpture, an artist book and video. Haviland and Colagiovanni were visiting artists last year at FAR, FSU’s high-tech facility for artists, and some of the work produced there will be on display at the Gallery.
- FSU’s Art Student League will showcase their Juried Exhibition “Fluidity” in the Nan Boynton Gallery.
February 16, 1:00-5:00pm:
- ArtiGras: 621 Gallery will be participating in the Parade (@ 3:30pm) as well as hosting a FREE mask-making workshop from 1:30-4:30 pm that day.
February 17, 4:00-6:00pm 621 Salon:
- “Poetry for Shelter”: A Benefit for The Shelter & Renaissance Community Center/Shelter Band , Organized by Apalachee ReviewThis month’s 621 Salon’s “Poetry for Shelter” brings together poets, writers and musicians sharing well known and original works on the theme of ending homelessness.“Poetry for Shelter” will be held in the beautiful gallery space at 621 Gallery, 621 Industrial Drive at Railroad Square. It is free and open to the public, but monetary donations will be accepted to benefit the Renaissance Community Center, a one-stop multi-service center where homeless individuals and families can obtain services for housing, employment assistance, education, Veterans’ affairs, medical concerns and counseling. The audience is also invited to bring donations of high efficiency liquid laundry detergent, bleach, tooth brushes and toothpaste –items which enable to RCC to provide clients with laundry and shower services.Mark Lazarus, Director of Services, will provide information about the RCC’s mission to provide comprehensive services to Tallahassee’s homeless population.
“Poetry for Shelter” promises to offer up a variety of local talent. Jeff Newberry will read poems from his recently released collection entitled “Brackish.” Jane Terrell, Melanie Rawls, Marina Brown, Barb Ward, Ben Bradwell, Jacqueline Figgers, Johana-Marie Williams and Anne Meisenzahl will also read. Donna Decker’s poetry will be accompanied by Linda McCue and Frank Lindamood. Corine Samwel will end the evening with her haunting renditions of “Motherless Child” and “Bird on a Wire.”
February 21, 5:00-7:00pm:
- Art Happy Hour
Gallery open 1-5pm Thursday- Sunday