Original Exhibit Dates: February 1 to March 5, 2011

Our sixteenth exhibit presented the work of W. Darby Bannard and Hollis Jeffcoat, two acclaimed artists who both left the high-life of New York for the high-color of Florida.

"Florida Abstracted" was for those who love abstract art and for those who want to understand it better. The exhibit featured Darby Bannard's oil stick paintings, which he created in response to his new home state's lush, colorful landscape, and Hollis Jeffcoat's recent work on Sanibel, evoking childhood memories of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

With different styles and approaches to abstract painting, each of these artists display in their work their mutual dedication and commitment to making art that is both masterful and soulful.

Bannard, Professor of Art at Miami University, has exhibited since 1965 in most of the major museums in the United States, and has published more than 300 articles and art reviews. Jeffcoat too has exhibited extensively in the United States, Canada and France with many museum exhibitions to her credit.