In its endless beauty and elegance, this majestic creature known as the “equine” horse is one of Brooksville’s creations. In its upcoming exhibition “Brooksville Equine and Beyond”, the Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall honors and celebrates the radiance of equine elegance.
The Uptown Call for Artists states: “From March 21, 2022 through March 25, 2022, Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall would be happy to have you submit 3-5 pieces of art created with any what an equestrian subject! In years past and present, Brooksville has been known for horses. This call for artists is a celebration of our noble steeds; To pay homage to our beautiful Brooksville and its majestic horses. Although there is no theme requirement, we would love any reference to “Equine” in your pieces. Let’s go “beyond” our noble steeds to recognize Brooksville as a place where many farm animals, pets and woodland families live.
Artwork must be submitted Monday, March 21, 2022 through Friday, March 25, 2022, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily. The “Brooksville Equine and Beyond” show will run from April 8 to June 3, 2022, and the reception for “Brooksville Equine and Beyond” will be on Friday, April 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided. The Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall is currently open to the public.
Art gallery coordinator Pedram Moghaddam says “Brooksville Equine and Beyond” is the perfect theme for a spring art show in Hernando. He states: “Brooksville is known for its horses and riders and the theme couldn’t be more timely.” Moghaddam says that when it comes to caring for and protecting the environment, the equine theme is always relevant. He says, “It’s about conservation. Especially here in Brooksville, with its large farms and small town atmosphere, we need to preserve the environment. And artists, in their many works, can take something from the environment.
Developing and exhibiting this concept, Moghaddam emphasizes the intrinsic connection between art and nature. “Let’s preserve it and protect it!” he wrote in the related press release. “When one of these creatures gets in your way on your daily commute, slow down and if possible, take a photo. As you take advantage of this beautiful time, accept that you are one with nature. Take with you your favorite tools that make dark marks.
Moghaddam expects to see a wide variety of submissions for the equine art exhibition, including sculptures, paintings, drawings, abstract and realistic works, video works, and more. Featured works will include Tennille Roth’s “The Fire Pit”, Justin Alsedek’s “The Blue Horse” and James Oleson’s “Equine” City Hall light fixture.
All forms of media are welcome in this exhibition and student work is welcome. All artwork must be ready to hang, with wire securely attached to the back or bottom of the artwork. If the piece is not for sale, the artist must also declare it.
Overall, Moghaddam finds the horse to be a stimulating artistic subject. He explained, “Like the human model, the horse is a challenge to draw; Big and bony. And like a dog, a horse can be man’s best friend. This majestic creature, he says, deserves artistic homage.
“These souls are the best role models if we respect their space, slow down and absorb everything. Silence in the woods is priceless!” he said. Everyone who loves the horse is invited to contribute their artistic masterpieces to Brooksville Equine and Beyond.
“Brooksville artists as well as artists beyond Brooksville are welcome. This is your chance to hone your creativity and shine, set the record straight, be bold or even reserved in expressing the subtleties,” Moghaddam wrote. “Dazzle the community with your personal style and/or mastered techniques (cubist, impressionist, expressionist, etc.)! Anything related to an animal, a pet, in landscapes, flowers or nature. Just work within the equine/horse concept. Don’t forget to name your work after the inspiration.
The Uptown Art Gallery at Brooksville City Hall is open to the public daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays. The gallery is located at 201 Howell Avenue, Brooksville. For more information, contact Pedram Moghaddam, Art Gallery Coordinator, at 352-540-3810 X37168 or email: [email protected]