Gallery Walk-Through for Florida School of Art Exhibition scheduled Saturday

The following are descriptions of each piece of art seen above, from left to right: “The Loop, Ormond Beach” Oil on canvas, Harry Davis Fluhart-Williams (1861-1935); “The Fortune Teller” Oil on canvas, by Harry Roseland (1866-1950); “Sunset on the Everglades” oil on Masonite, by Harold Newton (1932-1994).

Stetson University’s Department of Creative Arts is hosting a Gallery Walk-Through with guest curator, Gary R. Libby, at the American Painting and the Florida School of Art Exhibition, Saturday, May 21, 2-3 p.m., at the Hand Art Center. The public is invited.

The largest gallery at Stetson’s Hand Art Center was dedicated as the Gary R. Libby Gallery on May 4. The opening reception was held May 13. The exhibition will continue through July 2.

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“Sunset on the Everglades”
Libby, a former Stetson trustee and assistant professor in art history, English and the humanities, curated the exhibition in the gallery now bearing his name. The exhibition, “American Painting and the Florida School of Art – Selections from Private Collections,” contains 40 works dating from approximately 1825 to 1925, including pieces by renowned landscape artist George Inness, Ash Can School realist painter Robert Henri, Highwaymen painter Harold Newton and others.

The Hand Art Center, located at 139 E. Michigan Ave., on Stetson’s DeLand campus, operates Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Hand Art Center, 386-822-7270, or visit the website at

(The large photo on the front page of Stetson Today is by Walter Clark (1848-1917), “The Lighthouse at Ponce Park.”)