Studio@620 The Studio@620

Coming of Age in America

An art exhibit merging elder artists with budding talent

The Studio@620 invites you to join us for "Coming of Age in America", an exhibit of collaborative works created by teams of established elder and emerging young artists.  This traveling exhibit will begin it's tour at The Studio@620 with an opening reception on Wednesday March 31, 2010 before launching on a voyage across the state of Florida.  Future dates include the Florida State Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee on April 23-26, 2010. 

This exhibit project aimed to bring together diverse groups while honoring experience and fostering collaboration, and proffering new cultural awareness among both the artists and the audience.   On display will be a variety of media including sculpture, architecture, photography, painting, and video including both collaborative works by the emerging/elder artist teams plus additional works by the established senior artists.

This exhibit is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Studio gratefully acknowledges their support and the support of our many community partners including Progress Energy which made this endeavor possible.







A sample of the results of these partnerships: Elder artist John Harte paired with emerging artist Jeff Henriquez.  Harte's signature style of carefully rendered butterflies influenced the younger to create a series of small works he titled "Homage to John Harte" that incorporated the signature butterflies with a modern graphic style.












On Tour

The Coming of Age exhibit will be touring around the state of Florida for the coming year.  Displays will be coordinated in Tallahassee, Miami, and other central Florida locations.  As more tour dates are added to the schedule they will be posted here so check back frequently to find out when Coming of Age will be in your local area.


Coming of Age, on display in the Florida State Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee

See a video about the program here:

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