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MoTA Hosts “Digital to Analog and In Between” Contemporary Art Exhibit

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

MoTA Hosts “Digital to Analog and In Between” Contemporary Art Exhibit;
Opening Reception Set for Nov. 11

SEBRING, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2016) – The Highlands Museum of the Arts (MoTA) is pleased to announce its newest exhibit “Digital to Analog and In Between” by abstract artist Sam Perry will be on exhibit Nov. 11-Jan. 6 with an Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 11 from 5-7 PM.

Perry grew up in South Florida and achieved success as an abstract artist in galleries in Miami, New York and elsewhere. Then, in the wake of 9/11, he chose to focus on the human figure.

“It was a paradigm shift for me,” Perry said. “I became more aware of humanity and its frailty.”

Perry is an active proponent of the arts in his community. A member of the faculty of the Armory Art Center since 1987, he is now the longest-serving person there. He also has taught art at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, in addition to private lessons. As an independent curator, Perry produced exhibitions at Palm Beach Atlantic University as well as in Northwood at Harold’s Coffee Lounge and, before that, at My Coffee House. He has an uncanny knack for discovering the worthy yet overlooked artists in our midst.

“I like to paint because it connects me to my community.” Sam added, “I think West Palm Beach can become even more significant in the arts. The Norton is growing, and so is the population of sophisticated art-lovers.”

Perry received all of his education in Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Ringling College of Art and Design, and his Master of Fine Art was earned at Florida Atlantic University.

“We are thrilled to host an exhibit that brings contemporary art to MoTA with such beautiful pieces,” said HAL President Barb Hall. “This exhibit helps fulfill the mission of MoTA to “enrich lives in our diverse community by fostering essential conversations and encouraging creativity through exhibitions and educational activities that explore various types of art in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.”

MoTA is located at 351 W. Center Avenue in Downtown Sebring’s Allen Altvater Cultural Center on the shores of Lake Jackson. MoTA hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and by appointment. Group tours are welcome with advance notice. For more information, please visit www.HighlandsMoTA.org or call (863) 385-6682.