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A Visit to “Blacklight by Al Kriston”

Posted on October 14th, 2011 by

Categories: Arts

I took a short break on Thursday to walk through “Blacklight by Al Kriston” currently on exhibit in Melvin Gallery at Florida Southern College.  I was truly impressed by the refinement and quality of every sculpture, all of which show the human form in motion.  The open space and gallery layout offer the viewer an opportunity to admire each and every one of the whimsical and graceful blacklight sculptures, the beautifully refined bronze and other media sculptures.  This exhibit is of a quality I would expect to see in museums in Chicago, New York, Boston or San Francisco.  And, it is a joy knowing the sculptures were created by a Winter Haven resident.

This was the most enjoyable 30 minute break I’ve taken in a long time.  I highly recommend seeing “Blacklight by Al Kriston” before it closes. Find out for yourself, decide what you like and what you think.  You will definitely leave inspired and smiling.

On exhibit through October 28: Blacklight by Al Kriston. Melvin Gallery at Florida Southern College presents Winter Haven resident Al Kriston’s award winning work and impressive display of blacklight sculpture. When College is in session, the Melvin Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Check out the center column of the Polk Arts Website home page for a listing and summaries of what’s on exhibit right now in Polk County.  There is something for everyone.

Bev Hendricks

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