Just returned from a quick trip to the Lakeland/Bartow area where I attended “(DIS)Order in the Court” an event presented in collaboration with Platform ART, a corporation dedicated to the advancement of art, film, fashion, sound & performance.
This evening gala’s venue was the Polk County Historical Museum (aka Old Polk County Courthouse…thus the event’s title!) which is an architectural beauty in Bartow, FL.
The participating artists ran the gamut from ballet and modern dance to various forms of fine arts (sculpture, oils, acrylics, water-colors, mixed media, and photography), all being featured on the museum’s second floor. The building’s spacious rooms, high ceilings, and beautiful old polished wood provided an open setting for the performances and exhibits. Downstairs, a spirited, contemporary musical trio welcomed several hundred guests, while open bars on both floors kept these art-lovers happily refreshed for the four-hour event. Open staircases and a circular viewing balcony connected the two spaces seamlessly.
Judging from the social interaction and complimentary comments about the artists’ talent, the local attendees had a fabulous evening in the court! Interested readers can discover more about Platform ART.
Posted by guest blogger Lola West Duckworth is a long-time educator and counselor in the Orlando Area. She is also the proud mother of local artist Scott West of Lakeland, FL. Scott’s specialties are plein aire landscapes / oil and charcoal portraits, including rock artists! He has shown at a number of art shows, and his works hang in businesses all over the Lakeland area. He also does commission work for private clients. If you are interested, click here to contact Scott.