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Margaret Schnebly Hodge: Breaking Free: Dark Energy, Dark Matter

Galactic Wind by Margaret Schnelby Hodge
Excerpt from the Universe

presented in The Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery
March 26 – June 20 2017

Breaking Free: Dark Energy, Dark Matter is a selection of abstract figurative and landscape paintings which use a dark and rich palette to portray a philosophical preoccupation with concepts of physical and emotional restraint, confinement, and a striving for a sense of freedom.

Margaret Schnebly Hodge received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, School of Fine Arts in 1976, and trained extensively in classical studio traditions. She has received a 2005 Florida Arts Council Enhancement Grant as well as a number of additional awards and commendations. She has exhibited her work selectively throughout her career, with most recent solo exhibitions at five Florida colleges including the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, Pasco-Hernando State College. Her work can be found in public, institutional, and private collections.

The Jack Mitchell Collection | Photography

John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Alvin Ailey

presented in The Jack Mitchell Gallery
January 13, 2017 – June 20, 2017

The Thrasher-Horne Center’s permanent Jack Mitchell Collection represents, in microcosm, Jack Mitchell’s forty-five years of photographing in New York City.

Mitchell was the photographer for American Ballet Theater for a decade and for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for over three decades, but is also known and recognized for his special assignment photography for The New York Times and for Dance Magazine, for which he has created 166 cover photographs.

Mitchell's photographs have also appeared on the covers of and in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, People Magazine, Newsweek, Time, Life, Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, and virtually every domestic and international publication featuring photographs of arts personalities. His long list of photographic subjects has included almost every notable performing and visual artist of the second part of the twentieth century such as actors: Robin Williams, Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Natalie Wood, and Gloria Swanson.

In addition, Mitchell had photographed subjects such as: Tennessee Williams, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Neil Simon, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alvin Ailey and Andy Warhol, to name just a few.

His work is included in four books including the recent Icons & Idols: A Photographer's Chronicle of the Arts 1960 - 1995. Mitchell received the 2002 Dance Magazine Award in New York City, the most prestigious annual recognition in the international dance community; he is the only photographer to receive this honor.

Friday, January 13th sees the return of Jack's full collection to the gallery bearing his name. Spectators and art lovers will be able to experience and view the collection of thirty-four exquisite black and white photographs from world-renowned photographer Jack Mitchell through June, when it returns once again to the theatre's archives.

The Florida Artists Fund was established by the late Louis and Mary Ward Huntley to fill a need by supplying additional financial support to the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts' galleries. After naming the Thrasher-Horne Center Lee Adams Florida Artists Gallery in 2004, Mary and Louis realized additional financial support would be necessary to help the galleries achieve the Thrasher-Horne Center's mission of exhibiting the finest Florida artists to the residents of Northeast Florida.

Donations to the Florida Artists Fund are 100% tax deductible by law and are administered to support the Thrasher-Horne Center galleries and outreach under the umbrella of the St. Johns River State College Foundation.

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