Historic Apalachicola

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

Archives - March 2017

March 20, 2017

Art and Technology: The Divine Marriage

  Peter and Licia Berry_Exhibit 

Art and Technology: The Divine Marriage

Workshops, Lectures and Demonstrations

Peter and Licia Berry, classically-trained artists from Georgia State University combine their classical art training with 3-dimensional digital technology to create landscapes and portraiture, fractals and photography in a blend of handmade and digital works. The couple will be exhibiting their works, demonstrating techniques in workshops and providing lectures throughout the community from March 1 through March 6. The public is invited to a “Meet the Artist Reception” on Saturday, March 4 from 6 to 8 pm.  An exhibit of their works will run from March 1 through March 25 at the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art in downtown Apalachicola.

Licia and Peter explore the union of opposites through their couple’s art exhibit.  Emphasizing the esoteric in the mundane and exploring the sacred in the vryday, they orchestrate light in digital form to illuminate the threshold between heaven and earth.  Utilizing landscape, the figure, and other earth-bound forms, their work tends towards the ephemeral when paired in electronic media with imagery of outer space, inner worlds, and inspired realities.  The use of light as the bridge between matter and spirit, masculine and feminine, left brain and right brain examines this threshold as the center of sacred partnership, or Divine Union.

Schedule of Berry events open to the public:    

Saturday, March 4, 5-6pm_HCA Upstairs, "Art and Technology: The Divine Marriage", the art of Peter and Licia Berry.  With a demo of both processes on the computer.  Lecture about fractals with Peter's work and lecture about the Sacred Feminine in art with Licia's art and book. From 6-8pm, Meet and greet opening reception and book signing.    

Sunday, March 5, 4-5pm HCA Upstairs, "The World is Our Oyster: Travel as Art Inspiration" slides of the Berrys' adventires traveling the continental US and pilgrimage in southern France while deriving creative inspiration from different landscapes, cultures and experiences under their phiosophy of Juicy Sacred Living. From 5-6pm, wine reception and book signing.  

Monday, March 6, 12-1:30pm Lunch and Learn. HCA Gallery Tour _HCA Upstairs, "The Evolution of Language and Image", discussing right and left brain, use of word and image, and the evolution of these from cave paintings to modern digital art technology. Book signing.

Saturday, March 11, 5-6pm, HCA Gallery Tour  

Saturday, March 18, 10am-5pm HCA- Authors in Apalach book signing with 30 other authors  Saturday, March 25, 5-6pm HCA Gallery Tour 


For more information, call 855-APALACH (855-272-5224) or visit our web site www.historicapalachicola.com 



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Florida's Finest en Plein Air Exhibition

2016 Florida's Finest en Plein Air Exhibition~A Tribute to Florida's Plein Air Talent  

A special tribute to the remarkable wealth of plein air talent in the State of Florida, this updated exhibition brings together paintings from across the state's 65,758 square miles.  Each of the paintings feature Florida scenes, painted by Florida artists.  The exhibit highlights the work of Florida's Finest Ambassadors, a special presentation of paintings submitted by Florida's plein air artists juried by Morgan Samuel Price.  

The work hangs in the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art and the art is available for purchase. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5 PM.

03/20/17, 10:00 AM

PEARLS_Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola’s Rich Legacy of Shotguns


PEARLS* is a month long, city-wide, multi-venue event in April 2017.  It’s mission is to be a catalyst to preserve Apalachicola’s historic housing through the celebration of art and record.

The PEARLS* committee invite you, the artist, to submit for exhibition and sale your works of oil paintings, drawings, pastels, watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculpture of any medium, glass, wood working or photography.  We request a theme that brings an awareness of the shotgun houses and the role they played culturally in the city’s history, particularly as the city of Apalachicola seeks to create affordable housing for all citizens.

Notice to Exhibit – Artists will have all works framed or ready for display by Wednesday, March 08, 2017. Your art must be delivered to The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola, Florida on Wednesday, March 29 from 12 noon to 5 PM.  If you need alternative display options or arrangements please notify Paulette Moss at 855-272-5224 or apalachicolaschoolofart@gmail.com. The PEARLS exhibition will celebrate with an opening reception, Saturday, April 01, 2017 and end with a closing reception and auction on Saturday, April 29.

Sales – All art sales proceeds will be held in a not for profit fund, dedicated to securing funds to restore and renovate shotgun houses, until the end of the exhibit.  After the sales reconciliation, The PEARLS committee will pay each artist 50% on any sales of your art work.  The committee will also accept any art work as your tax deductable donation.

Although extreme care will be taken with all works of art, the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art cannot be responsible for work in transient to or from the exhibition. The utmost care will also be taken during the exhibition.  Sending your art work denotes agreement to the terms and conditions as stated in the above information.

Permission to Photograph your art work for publicity purposes shall be understood to be granted.  We request no visitors take photographs of the art on exhibit without permission.

PEARLS_Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola’s Rich Legacy of shotguns

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