For more than twenty years, COCA has been proud to manage and curate the gallery as part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. The Artport Gallery exhibits the work of established local and regional artists in all media, primarily through solo or two-person shows which are on display for six to eight weeks.
Tallahassee International Airport
3300 Capital Circle SW
Hours: Daily 8 am-11:30 pm
Free and open to the public
All artwork is for sale unless otherwise marked
Home Again: Artworks by Jenny Odom
on display at the Artport Gallery from March 21 – May 21
Jenny Odom is a full-time artist known for her whimsical depiction of animals and cityscapes. She grew up in Tallahassee in the 70s and 80s and attended Leon High School. After studying commercial art and advertising in college, she moved to the southwest but was drawn back to our Big Bend region in 2012.
In this solo-exhibition, she celebrates Tallahassee and the surrounding landscape with nearly 30 pieces of artwork, focusing on the area’s people and skylines through the years. Odom incorporates maps, pages from old phone books, and vintage images into her work, and uses collage techniques and acrylic paint to create textural and visual interest.
Her artworks ring out with childhood memories of scalloping at St. Marks, lazy days on the Wakulla River, and browsing the produce at Tomato Land. Gallery goers will also recognize some of our most iconic local landmarks including the capitol building, FSU, Cascades Park, Smokey Hollow, and more.
Currently, Odom owns and operates Iggyart at High Cotton in downtown Apalachicola. Both a working studio and a gallery, the space is often filled with live music by local and regional performers. Odom embraces, supports, and contributes to our cultural community and she captures the essential spirit of our region. Through her artwork, she creates a sense of nostalgia in an effort to “connect places, people and events of the past and present, in this beautiful place I call home again.”
This exhibition is one of many curated by the Council on Culture & Arts for the Art in Public Places program on behalf of the City of Tallahassee. For more information about this program, click here. For more information about this exhibition, upcoming exhibitions, or the Art in Public Places program, contact Amanda Karioth Thompson at COCA, (850) 224-2500 or email@example.com.
Put A Bird On It
on display at the Artport Gallery from May 23 – July 16
A small group exhibition featuring whimsical and brightly colored, bird-centric artworks by local artists Anne Hempel, Perdita Ross, and Debo Groover and Tina Torrance of Debortina Studio.
More details coming soon!