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Four artists come together for the Soul Journeys exhibition at Peabody Auditorium.
Through non-objective, soft impressions and bold strokes the viewer is invited on the artists' journeys giving the audience a glimpse of their feelings.
The exhibition opens to the public on Sept. 5 with works by Jon Miller, Carson Kapp, Nancy Hagood and Shirley Pittman.
Mr. Miller, widely known for his Florida landscapes and exquisite portraits, said "the current phase of my artistic development is an inner journey that communicates both the boundaries and expansiveness of my own personal world. These new abstract works are able to peel away the outer layers of conciseness, and expose the viewer to raw emotion, as well as the inner most reflection of the subject. "
An architect by profession, Ms. Kapp has come to enjoy her art as an auxiliary profession. She recently exhibited at Orlando's Gallery at Avalon Island and is currently in the Smithsonian exhibition at Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary. Her art is rapidly earning major awards and critical acclaim in media outlets and is becoming known nationally. Ms. Kapp said that her "exaggerated and sensuous shapes in vibrant colors and energetic, quick strokes are embodied in my figurative life studies. An expressionistic background is combined with abstracted figurative sketches to form a unique personality. Each fun, funky and heartfelt piece speaks to viewers on a very personal and poignant level."
Ms. Pittman is new to Peabody with her abstract works. Coming from a background of computers, she defies the strictly organized world of code writing to befuddle the viewers and take them on a journey of exploration.
Ms. Hagood, an award-winning artist in galleries throughout Central Florida, has often shown at Peabody through the different art organizations to which she belongs. Her pastel impressionist works are like misty dreams vaguely remembered. Sometimes the images are clearly visible but other times they float off in the background beckoning the viewer to come closer, peer in and discover the journey.
The exhibit runs Sept. 5 to Sept. 29, at 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach, The Rose Room is open to the public from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.