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John Petrey & Derek Gores: Marking 40 Years of the Rotary Art Festival

October 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Art & History Museums – Maitland

Art Under the Stars, the Rotary Club of Maitland Art Festival has a distinguished 40-year history. It began four decades ago in the park surrounding Lake Lily in Maitland, and remains the only outdoor art festival in the state of Florida that spans from daytime to evening hours. Many local, regional and national artists have begun their careers exhibiting at this popular event. While recognizing the community’s pride in presenting such a prestigious festival, the A&H’s Maitland Art Center highlights two acclaimed artists who used Art Under the Stars as a springboard for current success.

Merida, John Petry

Merida, John Petry

Derek Gores (Gallery 1)
Collage artist Derek Gores is a recycler of everyday ephemera. Magazines, labels, newspapers and digital media combine to reflect his contrasting interest in the abstract aesthetics of figures and objects in space.

John Petrey (Gallery 2 and 3, and Exterior Display)
Chattanooga artist John Petrey is a sculptor working with metal, rubber, plastic and other industrial and everyday items. Petrey creates iconic dress sculptures that reference stories from history, pop culture and childhood experiences.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Closed Major Holidays
Admission: $3 adults; $2 Seniors (55+) and Children (4-18 years); free Children (3 & under) and A&H Members (Memberships start at $30)