Thomas Center Galleries Hosts the Showcasing Student Art - K-12 Levels Exhibition


The Thomas Center Galleries announces the opening of the Showcasing Student Art - K-12 Levels Exhibition presented by the Alachua County Public Schools Visual Arts Program, which is scheduled to run Monday, Jan. 19-Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery.

The exhibition includes 96 works of art that were created during the 2014-2015 school year in Alachua County by students who were selected by 36 teachers from 30 participating schools.

The School Board of Alachua County’s Visual Arts Showcasing Program is designed to share the excellence of student art with the community.

“Each year the Thomas Center is privileged to present the best student artwork coming out of the Alachua County Public Schools,” says Russell Etling, the city’s cultural affairs programs coordinator. “The talent of these fine young people is remarkable, as is their enormous potential and the quality of instruction they receive.”

Selected items from the Showcasing Student Art - Secondary Schools Exhibition can be viewed online at

The exhibition is presented with the assistance of the Thomas Center Associates, Picture This! and Jim Wilson Wildlife Drawings.

Also in the Thomas Center Main Gallery is INSIDE OUTSIDE the spectacular world of mr. eddy through March 14.

The Thomas Center Galleries are located at 302 NE Sixth Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. The galleries are closed for observed holidays. For additional gallery information, please contact Russell Etling, interim cultural affairs manager, at 352-393-8532 or visit