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Tallahassee Arts Guide

Featured Events
Photofest 2020
COCA at Artport Gallery
Through January 25, 2021
From breathtaking landscapes to mind-bending altered images, the Photofest 2020 exhibition features fine art photographs by 30 local artists. The artworks were selected by a volunteer jury comprised of accomplished photographers who reviewed the submitted images and selected work for exhibition.
Global Africas: Congolese Literature, Music, and Art in the 21st Century
Winthrop King Institute at FSU (Online)
November 5 - 6, 2020
This two-day set of workshops and a roundtable will focus on the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Congolese diaspora by featuring internationally renowned author AlainMabanckou, the Paris-based artist and cartoonist Pat Masioni, and Belgium-based rapper Baloji.
Lewis Spring House Personal Tours
Spring House Institute
Take a personal tour of the only private residence in Florida designed by America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Tours of up to nine people will require one reservation - particpants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
Randy Brienen: Atmospheres
Gadsden Art Center & Museum
Through December 19, 2020
Atmospheres is an exhibition of paintings by Randy Brienen from his latest series focusing on the sky and cloud formations. Brienen is a mainly self-taught painter who takes inspiration for his acrylic and oil paintings from the idyllic landscapes surrounding his home in North Florida.
Wildlife Arts Festival: Walk on the Wild Side
Thomasville Center for the Arts at The UnVacant Lot
Friday, November 6, 2020
Enjoy a public art experience in the wild featuring native flora and fauna of the beautiful region depicted by artists in larger-than-life wildlife art throughout downtown Thomasville.
University Symphony Orchestra Livestream
Florida State University College of Music (Online)
Friday, November 6, 2020
Under the direction of conductor Alexander Jiménez, the University Symphony Orchestra will light up the evening with works for chamber orchestra. Hear major works by composers including Igor Stravinsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Ludwig Beethoven.
The Donut King
Tallahassee Film Society (Online)
Through November 30, 2020
Everything you thought you knew about the doughnut begins with Ted Ngoy. This is the unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in America in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry: the doughnut.
Virtual First Friday at Railroad Square
Arts and Cultural Experiences at Railroad Square (Online)
Friday, November 6, 2020
Enjoy a cultural experience from the comfort of your own home with local artists, entrepreneurs, and musicians. This virtual event will feature mother-daughter duo Betty and Nijah Proctor, singer Cory Johnson of Upside Avenue, and an exhibit by artist Joshua Johnson.
Thousand Dollar Hen CD Release Party
Arts and Cultural Experiences at Railroad Square (Online)
Saturday, November 7, 2020
It’s a CD release party at J@M! Thousand Dollar Hen is an amalgam of expressive harmonies, masterful fretwork, cascading turns of phrase, and meaningful lyricism. The group features local singer/songwriter Ashley Chandler and guitarist Christopher Stahl (of Quitman, GA)
Wiregrass Gallery in November:
Lynda Hartnig and Terri Egger
Wiregrass Art Gallery
Through November 30, 2020
Beautiful hand-crafted precious metal clay jewelry as well as enameled pieces by local artist Lynda Hartnig will be on display throughout November along with original artwork by Terri Eggers!
COCA Spotlight
Jamie Langley
Musician and Member of Stage Coach
Musician and Stage Coach band member Jamie Langley dusted off his 20-year-old guitar two years ago. Now he can’t put it down. He plays while working in his store and eagerly learns from every musically inclined customer who comes through the door. He credits the way he holds his hands on the guitar from one gentleman who frequented his shop for a few months.
“What surprises me is the amount of talent people have that you just don’t know about,” says Langley. “There is something they’re doing differently that I’ll end up doing because I like the way they did it.”
The reason he picked up his guitar again in the first place was thanks to a young man who asked about the guitar Langley’s wife had bought him 28 years ago. Langley said the strings made his fingers hurt, but when the customer showed him a different way to play, he was hooked. Now, Langley and Stage Coach singer Ashton Stoyer are gearing up for their next gig at The Wine House on Market Street on Nov. 6.
Read the article written by COCA for the Tallahassee Democrat.
More COCA Newsletters
Every Thursday, "COCA Classifieds" provides arts industry Info including calls to artists, professional development, funding resources, and more. View all listings here.
Check out the 10/29/20 issue here with community updates, calls to artists, and other funding sources.
On the first Tuesday of every month, COCA's "Arts in Education" newsletter has resources for teachers, students, caregivers and arts advocates.
View the October issue here.
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