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OCTOBER 2016

Former FloArts professor, gallery director David Ouellette featured at Thrasher-Horne Center

Oullette painting

Orange Park, Florida - The Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries will be exhibiting the work of St. Augustine artist, David Ouellette October 7 – December 14, 2016. Mr. Ouellette will be featured along with Palatka photographer, Jennifer Tallerico. Both of these Northeast Florida artists use a unique stylistic approach to examine the greater meaning in the everyday aspects of life.

David Ouellette’s exhibit: Watercolors & Oils is a selection of abstract paintings which use both watercolor and oil mediums to explore the range of human experience. Mr. Ouellette finds inspiration in the more tangible world of the physical environment, the ethereal time of the past, and the potential of the future. After a 26 year tenure as an artist and professor at the Florida School of the Arts, Mr. Ouellette is currently a professor of Fine Arts, Painting and Design and Art History at St. Johns River State College’s St. Augustine campus. Watercolors & Oils will be presented in the Lee Adams Florida Artists’ Gallery.

Jennifer Tallerico: Submerged is a collection of underwater photographs that merges the two worlds of land and water into one seamless image. Submerging such items as violins, flowers, and even a piano, Ms. Tallerico creates surreal images filled with focus, intensity, dedication, and of course, a love of being underwater. Based in Palatka, Florida, Ms. Tallerico is the artist behind JT Noir Studios. She is known throughout the photography industry and the region for her unique approach to fine art photography. With its darkly romantic, fashion-inspired aesthetics, her work as an almost literary sensibility to it.  Submerged will be presented in the Jack Mitchell Gallery.

Thrasher-Horne Center Galleries are supported by the Mary Ward Huntley Florida Artist Fund.  The galleries are free and open to the public during regular box office hours, all Thrasher-Horne Center events and by appointment.  Additional gallery information is available at (904) 276-6815 and online at THcenter.org.  The Thrasher-Horne Center is located at the St. Johns River State College Orange Park campus at 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida.




PHOTO CAPTION:
Combining luscious colors and orchestrated forms, David Ouellette creates compositions with considered strokes using layers called skeins, color washes, floating fields and high gloss enamels. Featured is Ouellette’s "Sun In Your Eyes."

 

 

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