22nd Floor Capitol Gallery
Through April 30, 2017
Black History Month Artist
Image: Anna the Ballerina, oil on canvas, 36" x 48"
Eluster Richardson's art strikes a soulful chord. "Uplifting, inspiring, and enlightening" are words frequently used to describe the experience. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Eluster began painting as a child in the third grade. His works have won numerous awards and have been exhibited in a variety of settings, including the Museum of Florida History, Lemoyne Art Foundation, Florida State Museum of Art, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, and Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Eluster prefers painting people because, "people are such a challenge" and he especially enjoys painting children. His daughter Jasmine has been the subject of many of his compelling portraits. He is adept in oil and pencil, but his medium of preference is watercolor.
Gallery for Innovation and the Arts
Through July 30, 2017
Sponsored by the Inspired Arts Studio of PARC
Image: Alex J. and the Big Whale, interactive art piece, printed plastic and Mylar, 10' x 4'
PARC helps children and adults focus on what they can do rather than what they are unable to do. Children and their families receive early intervention services from an interdisciplinary team including teachers, social workers, nurses, behavior analysts, and therapists. Services can be given on the PARC campus, at the child's home or in an environment chosen by the family. PARC is proud to provide over 40 services to over 800 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Museum of Florida History
Opened in 1977, the Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage.
As the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events.
Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments. The newest attraction at the Museum is Phase 2 of the permanent exhibit Forever Changed: La Florida, 1513–1821. Phase 1 of Forever Changed opened in 2012 and featured the time period 1513–1565. The new exhibit explores a dynamic period in history—from the meeting and interaction of native and European cultures to Florida's adoption as a United States territory.
For more information, visit museumoffloridahistory.com
A reproduced portion of a Spanish ship, where visitors can learn about navigation and life at sea in the "Forever Changed" permanent exhibit.
Cabinet Meeting Room
Photography by Don Browning
The artwork was donated to the Department of State Art Collection in 2007 and commemorated the establishment of a Wading Birds Rookery Sanctuary.