Historic Apalachicola

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

December 09, 2016

Kirby Gregory Residency, Pottery Camp Project Impact

January 2, 3, 4, 5 2017

The Apalachicola Center for History Culture and Art is partnering with Project Impact, the City of Apalachicola’s after school program.  We are hosting a special pottery Holiday Camp for students ages 5 to 17 years of age, starting January 2 through January 4, 2017 from 8am to 4pm.   Mr. Gregory will teach and coach the registered students each day to create small bowls and more from clay. They will learn to fire and glaze their art, preparing for our January exhibit which will feature the students clay art.  Mr. Gregory will give a demo before each exercise so the student has a working knowledge of what it is he is asking them to do. Beginners and experienced potters are welcome.                                                                                        

On January 5, from 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm, Mr. Gregory is offering 2 opportunities for the public to try their hand at “throwing a pot” in his studio. The activity is free but space is limited, so please contact Nadine Kahn to register.  

The community is invited to the opening night reception of the exhibit, The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida, January 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.                             Student docents, from the program, will be available to discuss the various works of art.

21st CCLC City of Apalachicola Project Impact Afterschool Program Exhibit
January 17, 2017 – January 28, 2017

The City of Apalachicola supports two 21st CCLC after school programs through Project Impact.  They are located in Apalachicola at the City's Municipal Complex and the Apalachicola Bay Charter School.  After school services are provided free of charge and include homework help, targeted tutoring, educational enhancement, recreational activities, and field trips throughout the academic year with a full-time program in the summer weeks. The program is funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Education.  

The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5 pm

Paulette Moss, Director, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 1-855-APALACH apalachicolaschoolofart@gmail.comhttp://www.historicapalachicola.com                                                                                                            Nadine Kahn, Program Director, Project Impact, City of Apalachicola 21st CCLC, 850-370-0145 nkahn@cityofapalachicola.com,     http://www.projectimpactfcs.org.


12/09/16, 03:26 PM

Art of the Oyster Paint Party/Fundraiser/Auction

Art of the Oyster” Fundraiser,  Paint Party”, Exhibit and Auction

Calling up to 24 artists to participate in a painting party with an oyster theme.   We want to give thanks and honor “The Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department” by creating art for auction at the Cook off and Fundraiser.  Local Artist, Ed Springer will be on hand to provide coaching and advice.

On Thursday, January 5, please join us for a painting party at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida at 6 PM. 16 x 20 Gallery ready canvases and acrylic paints will be supplied along with wine and appetizers.  Your completed Oyster Art painting will be on exhibit starting Friday, January 6 and be a featured auction item for preview Friday night, January 13.  The auction continues throughout the day on Saturday. 

The Oyster Cook-Off, to benefit the Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Riverfront Park.  All proceeds go directly towards paying for the new fire truck.  Oyster Paintings for auction added a new dimension to the fundraising earning almost $2600 last year and we had a fun evening, painting with friends and creating individual paintings.  With your art contribution, we expect we will have another wonderful exhibit for the 2017 auction.  We hope you will join in on the fun. 

This year’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-Off will be held January 13th and 14th                                                            

Questions and RSVP: Paulette Moss, Apalachicolaschoolofart@gmail.com     855-APALACH   (855-272-5224)  


12/09/16, 03:25 PM

December 08, 2016

FSU Student Exhibition November 19-December 17, 2016

Plein Air Exhibition  November 19 to December 17, 2016
From FSU Professor Noah Verrier’s 
Fall Landscape Painting Class
Meet Noah and Students at an Opening Reception Saturday, 19 November From 5 to 7 PM.
The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art is honored to host this exhibit featuring Noah Verrier’s eight talented FSU art students. Each will have five paintings on exhibit; totaling 40 paintings. All paintings are for sale.  

For more information, call 855-APALACH (855-272-5224)

12/08/16, 09:29 AM

December 07, 2016

Trader's Canoe-Gallery Open Tuesday-Saturday 12P-5P

In May of 2006, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported that Curtis Monroe, a logger from Eastpoint, Florida had recovered a dugout canoe measuring more than 50 feet from the Apalachicola River.  Marks on the boat indicate it was made using metal tools, and the shape suggested that it had been a trading canoe, in use sometime between 1750 and 1800.  Carbon dating has now corroborated these dates.  It’s length is the longest on record in Florida.

Dugout canoes represent an ancient Native American technology that was adapted and modified to meet the needs of the Spanish, British and Americans who occupied Florida.  There are over 300 canoes documented in the files of the Florida Bureau of Archaeological research.

 Thanks to the following organizations and groups for making this discovery and permanent exhibition possible:  Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research, Department of State General Cousel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Board of County Commissioners, Tate’s Hell State Forest staff, City of Apalachicola, Franklin County Tourist Development Coucil. 


12/07/16, 11:20 PM

PEARLS_Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola’s Rich Legacy of Shotguns


PEARLS* is a month long, city-wide, multi-venue event in April 2017.  It’s mission is to be a catalyst to preserve Apalachicola’s historic housing through the celebration of art and record.

The PEARLS* committee invite you, the artist, to submit for exhibition and sale your works of oil paintings, drawings, pastels, watercolors, acrylic paintings, sculpture of any medium, glass, wood working or photography.  We request a theme that brings an awareness of the shotgun houses and the role they played culturally in the city’s history, particularly as the city of Apalachicola seeks to create affordable housing for all citizens.

Notice to Exhibit – Artists will have all works framed or ready for display by Wednesday, March 08, 2017. Your art must be delivered to The Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, at 86 Water Street in downtown Apalachicola, Florida on Wednesday, March 29 from 12 noon to 5 PM.  If you need alternative display options or arrangements please notify Paulette Moss at 855-272-5224 or apalachicolaschoolofart@gmail.com. The PEARLS exhibition will celebrate with an opening reception, Saturday, April 01, 2017 and end with a closing reception and auction on Saturday, April 29.

Sales – All art sales proceeds will be held in a not for profit fund, dedicated to securing funds to restore and renovate shotgun houses, until the end of the exhibit.  After the sales reconciliation, The PEARLS committee will pay each artist 50% on any sales of your art work.  The committee will also accept any art work as your tax deductable donation.

Although extreme care will be taken with all works of art, the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art cannot be responsible for work in transient to or from the exhibition. The utmost care will also be taken during the exhibition.  Sending your art work denotes agreement to the terms and conditions as stated in the above information.

Permission to Photograph your art work for publicity purposes shall be understood to be granted.  We request no visitors take photographs of the art on exhibit without permission.

PEARLS_Preserving and Embracing Apalachicola’s Rich Legacy of shotguns

12/07/16, 01:07 PM

Florida's Finest en Plein Air Exhibition

2016 Florida's Finest en Plein Air Exhibition~A Tribute to Florida's Plein Air Talent  

A special tribute to the remarkable wealth of plein air talent in the State of Florida, this updated exhibition brings together paintings from across the state's 65,758 square miles.  Each of the paintings feature Florida scenes, painted by Florida artists.  The exhibit highlights the work of Florida's Finest Ambassadors, a special presentation of paintings submitted by Florida's plein air artists juried by Morgan Samuel Price.  

The work hangs in the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art and the art is available for purchase. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 5 PM.

12/07/16, 01:00 PM