Past HCA Events & Exhibits
S.O.L.A. EXHIBIT OCTOBER 3RD-30TH, 2020
(SUPPORT OUR LOCAL ARTIST EXHIBIT)
In support of our extensive artist community, HCA has created the S.O.L.A. (Support our Local Artists) Exhibit. The year 2020 has had an incredibly negative impact in the art world, and this is our way of supporting our artists of North Florida with a “pop-up” exhibit showcasing our local and regional artists.
There will be no opening reception for this exhibit, but the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm.
Click on the link below to view the exhibit virtually:
APALACH CHALK ART FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 24TH, 2020 12PM-4PM
Join HCA for the 3rd annual Apalach Chalk Art Festival at Riverfront Park downtown Apalachicola. The festival welcomes artists and enthusiasts of all ages. $5 donation will ensure a space of sidewalk and a bundle of chalk. The artwork will be judged and winners of all ages groups will receive awards. Music, food, snowcones and more will be available for participants and onlookers from 12noon until 4pm. Winners will be announced at 4pm. Please respect social distance guidelines by wearing a mask and keeping a distance from the artists and others. Artists will be spaced out around the park and spaces are limited this year. Come early, bring your family and get a spot on the sidewalk and have some outdoor fun on a hopefully beautiful day!!
Women's History Month "Celebration of Women in Arts" Exhibit March 3-19 Reception March 7th at 6pm
Local and regional female artists are celebrated in the Third Annual Women's History Month Exhibit.
Click on the video below to see the exhibit
Ladies of Liberty - Celebrating the Centennial of Suffrage and the History of Women’s Rights in America - March 7 7pm-8pm
Special Reception at 6pm
This acclaimed musical revue, featuring NYC award-winning cabaret artist,
Valerie di Lorenzo, celebrates the 2020 Centennial of how women won the right to vote and the history of women’s rights in America and; its beginnings and connections within early Civil Rights movements and bring us up-to-date to the modern Feminist legacy, #MeToo movement and female empowerment— all through exuberant, lively, sometimes humorous, and often touching songs. This LIVE 2-person performance is both enjoyable and enlightening with musical accompaniment by local musician Martha Gherardi.
Michael Ross Exhibit February 15-29, 2020
HCA's Black History Month Celebration 2020 will feature artist Michael Ross, a life-long artist who focuses on the connection of home: making it and carrying it with us through migrations both forced and chosen.
National Great Blacks in Wax Traveling Wax Exhibit February 7&8 2020
S.T.E.A.Ming Up History with Wax Figures
Grantville T. Woods – Inventor in Electronics, Transportation and Telecommunication Industry
George Washington Carver - Agricultural Research Genius
Mary Eliza Mahoney - First Licensed African American Nurse
Zora Neal Hurston - Author/Anthropologist
Billie Holiday - Jazz Singer
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams - Surgeon and Cardiologist
Local students of Franklin County School and Apalachicola Bay Charter School will show off their talent at the 3rd Annual art exhibit.
Youth Art Exhibit Reception Saturday, January 25th 5pm-7pm
Oyster Cook Off Paint Party January 9, 2020 5pm-7pm
Third Annual HCA Small Works Exhibit and Sale
November 29- December 21
November 16: Apalach Chalk Art Festival 2019 12pm-3pm
Second annual Apalach Chalk Art Festival will be held at Riverfront Park. $5 for chalk and a section of sidewalk for artists to create their chalk masterpieces. All ages are welcome, each age group will be judged and winners will be awarded. Music, food and fun will surround the artists and on-lookers for the second year in a row.
Each age group winners and will receive a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place award.
The age groups are (0-5) (6-10) (11-14) (15-19) (Adult)
2019 APALACH CHALK FEST SPONSORS
"From Within: County Jail Expressions" 2019 September 21-28
An exhibit of the artwork by women incarcerated in the Franklin County Jail. The work was created by the inmates over the past six months in a class led by artist Jenny Odom and Holly Brown. All proceeds from the sale of art will go to the Franklin County Sheriff's Fund for drug rehabilitation. "Our mission is to be the resource in the Florida Panhandle to help those wanting to recover from the physical and mental illness resulting from drug abuse and other addictions," says Sheriff AJ Smith. He has set up a nonprofit to raise money to transform the prison work camp on Route 98 into the "Bay City Wellness Center."
Summer of Resilience Program 2019 June 17-July 31
Students in Franklin County from ages 11 to 19 participated in a new 7 week summer program with a wide variety of workshops and field trips that provided a foundation of learning that encompassed technology, art, film, music, wellness and more from professional experts and artists to create an exceptional summer program!!
June 17-21 Culinary Arts Workshop
June 24-27 Fashion Design & Goal Setting Workshop
June 28 & 29 Youth’s Plein Air Workshop
July 1 & 2 Personal Care/SPA Workshop
July 3 Art “4th of July Celebration”
July 5-7 Folk Art Workshop
July 8-10 Collage & Mixed Media Workshop
July 12&13 Meditation & Decision Making Workshop
July 22-24 Photography Workshop
July 27 Fine art gallery Field Trip to Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, FL
July 29-31 Social Dancing Workshop
Clyde Butcher Exhibit "Landscapes of the River" May 18- June 11
Reception Saturday, June 1st 5-7pm with Special Guest Elam Stoltzfus
Forgotten Coast En Plein Air 2019 May 3-12
A 10 Day event featuring artists at work, a Quickdraw competition, exhibits, a Wetroom open to the public, workshops, lectures and opportunities to purchase original works of art.
Apalachicola Film Festival 2019
The Apalachicola Film Festival is a three-day film festival that showcases a blend of entertaining, educational and unique films from all levels of film making in the beautiful upstairs gallery of HCA. The festival is presented by HCA along with partners Forgotten Coast Fly Company and Bring Me A Book Franklin.
April 25-27, 2019.
April 25th: Student Showcase 7pm
April 26th: The Fly Fishing Film Tour 7pm
April 27th: The Accountant; Oscar Gala Fundraiser with Special Guest Actor Eddie King 7pm
Apalachicola Tree City Celebration 2019
April 13th-22nd 2019
A festival of art, poetry, history, science and storytelling in appreciation of Apalachicola's beloved canopy of trees and in recognition of Apalachicola's designation by the national Arbor Foundation as a Tree City USA.
Women’s History Month Celebration Artist Exhibit 2019
featuring local female artists, artwork celebrating women and art featuring local and/or historic women.
Betty John’s “Libby: Diary of an Alaska Pioneer”
March 23rd & March 24th
A play starring Elizabeth Ware as Libby. Directed and Adapted for the stage by David Edgecombe. Tickets are on sale now at HCA for $20. They can also be purchased at the door on both days of the play.
"Great Blacks in Wax Traveling Exhibit" & Reception
February 12 & 13, 2019
Life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry.
Join HCA for a special ticketed reception and presentation, “Being Literate, Being Free,” for The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum’s Traveling Exhibit.
The African American Art History and Culture Association In Recognition of Black History Month Art Exhibition February 23rd - 28th 2019
"Fire & Flood & Fury" An Historical and Archaeological account of the demise of the 1837 Apalachicola Waterfront"
February 9, 2019
Youth Arts Showcase 2019
Let’s celebrate the talents, artistry, and creativity of Franklin County Youth!
January 25 - February 9, 2019
Opening Reception January 25, 2019 from 5pm - 7pm
January 10th 2019 5-7pm
November 23rd - December 22nd 2018
Small Works Open House
Saturday, November 24th, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Riverfront Park downtown Apalachicola.
September 15th - 21st 2018 Grand Opening Night with wine, music is Saturday 5:00 pm. Show displays Award Wining local AAA artists.
America's Great Paint-Out - May 5-13, 2018
"A celebration of the shotgun houses of Apalachicola" - Month of April 2018
Women's History Month Art Exhibit 2018
"A celebration to honor our local women artists" - March 20-31, 2018