Historic Apalachicola

Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art

October 21, 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. 


10/21/16, 06:06 AM


JOHAN HAGAMAN Sculptures on exhibit October 20 through November 12, 2016

ARTIST STATEMENT   It has been said that the act of observation is linked to the “reality” observed—that we can create our own reality.  This has been an ongoing inquiry in my work: how we see-- how we see what we want to see-- and how this determines how we shape ourselves, and allow for what seeks to emerge.  I am a collector of often unrelated and ambiguous images, poems, news articles, and ideas –not looking for anything in particular, but noticing patterns that seem to be informing me about my “reality”; and I try to process this by making something formal.  Being covered in vines or leaves or birds—a metaphor that has become a dominate theme in my work for some time—is both about paying close attention to what is around us; and also about stepping back for perspective on how our level of focus determines how we shape our world, and are shaped by and tied to it in a circle of reciprocity.

BIOGRAPHY   Johan Hagaman, born in Southern Indiana, is a sculptor who currently lives and works in Nashville, TN.  After earning both a BA and MS in English and education from Indiana University, she joined the Peace Corps where she taught in a remote village in Sierra Leone, West Africa.  The native African art and crafts inspired her to begin to create art herself, using materials not commonly associated with fine art, such as cement.  This subsequently led her to concentrate most of her career in sculpture.   She has work included in public and private collections, as well as the permanent collections of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Bridgestone/Firestone, Bell South, Tennessee State Museum and Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. She is also the recipient of the Tennessee Individual Artist Fellowship for 2005.      






10/21/16, 04:41 AM

Textile Exhibit with Marci Fuerschbach

Friday, October 14, 2016 to Saturday November 12, 2016



Marcie Fuerschbach has been an active quilter for over 30 years.   She especially enjoys the art form of creating quilt blocks and the significant technical challenge of assembling them into a flat geometric design. The quilts in this exhibit will include the first one made for her daughter in 1984 and some that she recently finished this summer, their dimensions range from miniature to king size.  Originally from Western Pennsylvania, she has lived in New Mexico since 1978 and has taught both beginner and advanced classes there. She has won awards for her quilts in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque. She is a past President of the 400 member New Mexico Quilters Association.   She now lives most of the year in Apalachicola where she is setting up her new quilt studio.  


10/21/16, 04:27 AM

October 07, 2016

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

10/07/16, 01:07 PM