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PMA Presents Between the Layers April 17 - June 13 The Pensacola Museum of Art, in partnership with First City Arts Center, presents a dual exhibition that explores the imagery of artist, Rachael Pongetti, and her creation of the “Pensacola Graffiti Bridge Project.” A 2011 photographic chronicle of the constantly evolving local landmark, the Graffiti Bridge, located at the 17th avenue train trestle. Photographs include the change of the bridge to artistically abstracted images that convey the order in the midst of chaos between the graffiti. This dual exhibit will feature a variety of events including live graffiti demonstrations, artist-led gallery talks, and more at both the museum and First City Art Center. Pongetti is an MFA photography graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design and former instructor at Pensacola State College and the University of West Florida. She is currently completing a book on the Graffiti Bridge Project following a recently successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $25,000 for publishing. An opening reception will be held April 17 at the museum during Gallery Night from 5:30-7 pm and an artist talk will be held April 23 at 6 pm. For more information visit pensacolamuseum.org.

Menopause the Musical at the Saenger April 30 Now celebrating 13 years of female empowerment through hilarious musical comedy, Menopause The Musical® has evolved as a “grassroots” movement of women who deal with life adjustments after 40 by embracing each other and the road ahead. Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause The Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “the change.” Tickets range from $33-$53 and are available at pensacolasaenger. com. Escambia Co. School District High School Art Show Quayside Gallery Through April Artists from Tate, West Florida, Escambia, and Pensacola high schools will participate in a special exhibit at Quayside Art Gallery this spring with a show through May 1. The student art selected is representative of the best art created by the talented young artists in the local school district’s art program. This district-wide exhibition will be followed by subsequent exhibitions throughout the year featuring individual high school art programs. There will be an opening reception April 23 from 6-8 pm. For more information visit quaysidegallery. com. 28 April 2015 downtowncrowd.com

Quayside Gallery Featured Artist Show: Artful Sisters Through May 2 Join Quayside Art Gallery for its newest exhibit Artful Sisters, on display through May 2. Three very different sisters with strong bonds: love of creating art and loving support of each other. Mary Lou is a professional artist in many mediums. Her latest artwork includes transparent water media pours. Joy is an accomplished stained and etched glass artist. She has recently expanded her talents to fused glass and drawing. Dixie Ferrer is an award-winning collage and mixed media artist as well as oil paintings and artful spirit dolls. For more information visit quaysidegallery.com. At Blue Morning Gallery This Month The gallery will feature an exhibition of work produced by 2015 UWF Scholarship Recipient Corey Frey March 29 - April 25 with a special reception, Friday, April 10. The reception is free and open to the public and Frey will be present. Frey is a BFA Candidate at the University of West Florida and is currently exploring different media, honing his skills in painting, sculpture, print making, etc., as well as studying Art History and Criticism, and working from a strong desire for concepts. Frey’s work is about questions. “I want to question the spiritual, popular culture trends, artistic trends, and ways of seeing.”

Art classes are offered on an on-going basis at Blue Morning Gallery. Please visit bluemorninggallery.com for an updated announcement of classes. Blue Morning Gallery is located at 21 Palafox Place. Hours are Monday-Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 am - 8:30 pm; and Sunday 12:30-4 pm. For information, call 429.9100 or visit bluemorninggallery.com. PMA Presents Sketches of Spain by Nina Fritz Through April 18 The exhibition includes the oil-on-canvas paintings of local portrait artist, Nina Fritz. The paintings of oil and watercolor are inspired by Nina’s memories of travels to Spain, a region close to the artist’s heart because of her friend and Honorary Consult to Spain, Maria Davis. The exhibition takes viewers through a visual tour of beautiful Spanish landscapes, architecture and people. For more information visit pensacolamuseum.org.

Downtown Crowd April 2015  
Downtown Crowd April 2015