The Coral Gables Museum is displaying the finest original watercolor paintings in the state during the “Florida Watercolor Society Travel Exhibit” now through Mar. 13. Admission is free to museum members and $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.
“The Coral Gables Museum is proud to host artwork from the most talented watercolor artists Florida has to offer,” said Caroline Parker, acting director of the Coral Gables Museum. “This exhibit will showcase some of the best of today’s watercolor artwork.”
The traveling exhibit, curated by internationally acclaimed artist Morten Solberg, will feature over 30 watercolor creations by members of the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS). Dating back to as early as 1938, the Florida Watercolor Society is one of the largest watercolor organizations in the country boasting membership of national recognition.
The mission of the Florida Watercolor Society is to educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium; contribute to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the State of Florida, and support and educate members of the FWS and other watercolor organizations in their worthwhile endeavors in watercolor painting.
Located at 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables; promoting beauty and planning as well as historic and environmental preservation for a broad audience, including children, families, and community members, as well as local, regional, national and international visitors. The Museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, collections, educational offerings, lectures, tours, publications and special events.
The Museum is the Official Visitors Center of the City of Coral Gables. For more information about educational programs or volunteering, visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org.