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Grady Kimsey, "The Survivor"

Pictured: Grady Kimsey, The Survivor, 1947, 18 x 32 inches, oil on canvas, collection of the artist

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February 5th to April 2nd, 2016

Art Legends of Orange County: Grady Kimsey – The Right of Passage, Works from the 1940s to the Present
at the Crealdé Main Campus Galleries.

Art Legends of Orange County: Grady Kimsey – Progressions, Works by Former Students at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

With eight decades of life experiences to draw upon for inspiration, Grady Kimsey enjoys critical and popular success as a sculptor, potter, painter and instructor. He earned his B.A. in fine arts from the University of Tennessee in 1950, and then completed his master's in education from Rollins College in Winter Park in 1969. Kimsey served as a professor of art for 20 years at Seminole Community College, where he founded the Fine Arts Gallery in 1980. His awards are many, including The Council of Arts and Sciences for Central Florida Award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Arts" and a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. In the dual exhibitions co-curated by Barbara Tiffany, Curator of Gallery Exhibitions and Manager of Painting & Drawing, and David Cumbie, Sculpture Garden Curator and Sculpture Studio Manager, both Grady Kimsey's enduring creative spirit and his extensive mentorship over many decades are honored.

Please join us for a special night of celebrations with two Opening Receptions for two exhibitions honoring Art Legend of Orange County Grady Kimsey.

Progressions, Works by Former Students
6 to 8 pm Friday, February 5th, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. Featuring: Henry Sinn, Randy Smith, Cheryl Smith, KYLE, Pam Coffman, Sa Sisaleumsak, Terry Sisaleumsak, Jay Spalding, Carlos Richmond, Melissa Kimsey-Hickman, Paula Pell, Greg Freeman, Cindy Freeman, Lynn Warnicke and Marty Whipple.

The Right of Passage, Works from the 1940s to the Present
7 to 9 pm Friday, February 5th, at the Crealdé Main Campus Galleries.

Events

Gallery Talk and Tour with the Curator
7 to 9 pm Friday, February 19th
11 am to 1 pm Friday, April 1st
Crealdé Main Campus Galleries
Join Barbara Tiffany for a walk through the exhibition of lifelong works by Grady Kimsey, followed by questions.

Artists Talk
2 to 4 pm Sunday, March 6th
Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Some of the 15 exhibiting artists talk about the influence of their mentor.

Please see Past & Current Exhibitions for exhibitions from previous years.

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