“ART IS A CATALYST”
Anderson Brickler Gallery is a space for art in south Tallahassee, Florida. The gallery, founded and directed by Dr. Celeste B. Hart, MD, features fine art editions and works on paper by Modern, Post-War and Contemporary artists with a focus on African diasporan artists. We feature exhibits by master artists of broad reputation and also serve as a creative space that promotes the work of local established and emerging artists through a program of exhibits, arts education and research.
CAMPUS & COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS
Photos: (1) Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) student views AUTUMN exhibition to complete an Art Appreciation course assignment. (2) Florida State University (FSU) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) student photographs her painting at Anderson Brickler Gallery for thesis exhibition. (3) University students visit FSU BFA graduate students’ exhibition. (4) Rickards High School students and art teachers Jeff Distefano and Andy Steinbrink create outdoor kinetic sculpture “Waging Peace” with Chief Curator Kabuya P. Bowens-Saffo. (5) Professor Aja Roache from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University lectures students during the “Black Odyssey” exhibition series by Romare Bearden (6) Founder/Director Dr. Celeste Hart lectures community guests on the “Black Odyssey” series by Romare Bearden. (7) Rickards High School student views one of the prints from the “Black Odyssey” series by Romare Bearden. (8-11) FSU BFA art students plan the installation of artworks for an Anderson Brickler Gallery exhibition.
Anderson Brickler Gallery Campus & Community Collaborations
- Across Town Community Partnerships and Collaborative Research: John Gilmore Riley Museum, Founder-Director: Althemese Barnes
- Artist in Residence Program
- FAMU, FSU, and TCC Creative Research Projects
- FAMU, FSU, and TCC Student Internships
- K-12 Educational Enrichment Programs
- Thinking CAP: Art & STEM Projects
ABG Exhibitions: 2017-2022
A Dream in Color
February 12-May 14, 2022
Quilts, Lives and Legacies
October – December 2021
MAPPING: The Art of a Textile Artist
Valerie S. Goodman
September 28 – December 28, 2022
Text & Testimony
People and Portraits from the Book: Airport Narratives
April 11 – June 27, 2020
February – March 2020
FSU BFA Thesis Exhibition
November – December 2019
ABG Private Collections
August – November 2019
Art by Women
Allen, Davis, Givens, Mitchell, Romanik
March – April 2019
ABG Artist in Residence
June – July 2019
ABG – Shed Mural
We commissioned our artist in residence Cory Williams to create this mural that adorns our storage building.
ABG – Shed Mural
We commissioned artists Sarah Painter and her assistant to create this mural that adorns our storage building.
LECTURES & EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT
Primitive Performance & The Cultural Archive
Lecture: Cocoa M. Williams is a PhD candidate at Florida State University
African American Literary Cultural Studies and American Modernism and Black Diasporic Modernism
FAMU WRITE ON, ABG Exhibition Research on Art, Science & History
Educational Enrichment: Fine Artist Ken Falana and Field Biologist Margaret S. Collins
University students write essay competition.
FAMU Dean Jennifer Collins, PhD, and FAMU Professor Richard Gragg III, PhD, Environmental Science.
Gullah Architecture: A language of Intercultural Processes
Lecture: Professor LaVerne Wells-Bowie, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University School of Architecture
Historical Perspectives on Rice & Culture
Lecture: Dr. Celeste B. Hart, MD. Founder-Director of Anderson Brickler Gallery
A Journey through Tallahassee: Frenchtown, Smokey Hollow, Bond and All Saints
Lecture: Mrs. Althemese Barnes, Founder-Director of John Gilmore Riley Center Museum
Ken Falana: Six Decades
Educational Enrichment: Anderson Brickler Gallery publish book on the artist work with scholarly introduction.
“Verve and Gravitas in the Art of Kenneth Falana” by Allys Palladino Craig, PhD. Founder-Director, FSU-MOFA.
Book available at ABG Gift Shop: 80 pages.
WAGING PEACE, ABG & CAP: Collaborative Art Project
Kabuya P. Bowens-Saffo, Founder, THINKING CAP. Projects Curator-Designer of Kinetic Sculpture. Art & Science Concepts.
Educational Enrichment Workshop: Rickards High School students.
Exhibition/Catalog (63 pages): Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
Viki D. Thompson Wylder, PhD, FSU Curator of Education
- December 2022, Valerie S. Goodman
- February 2022, Candace Allen
- November 2021, Eluster Richardson
- February 2020, Mike Hunnewell, Virginia Commonwealth University
- March 2019, Kelly Mitchell, Rhode Island School of Design
- June 2018, Cory Williams, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
- June 2018, Sarah Painter, Florida State University