Mirroring an illusion
The work of renowned light artist Chul Hyun Ahn is on exhibit at the Vero Beach Museum of Art through April 30. Using lights and mirrors and ordinary objects, Ahn creates Zen-inspired works that are windows into infinity and space, such as this work, entitled Five Squares, from 2016. VBMA PHOTOS

Mirroring an illusion

VBMA exhibit invites viewers to explore space through their own perspectives

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Backus turns 60
Celebrating its 60th season, the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery was first envisioned as a building with an open air atrium. Backus painted this as an artist’s rendering in 1959. A.E. Backus [American, 1906-1990] Fort Pierce Art Gallery, 1959. Oil on board, 15x30 inches. Gift of Dorothy Shapiro Manello.

Backus turns 60

Community support has helped the museum survive difficult times including the pandemic

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Backus Museum changing leadership
J. Marshall Adams

Backus Museum changing leadership

With pride and gratitude for 18 years of service, the Board of Directors of the A.E. Backus Museum announces the retirement of Executive Director Kathleen Piowaty Fredrick at the end of September, followed by the appointment of J. Marshall Adams as the new Executive Director.

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Icons & Mainstays
Florida Artists Hall of Fame member James F. Hutchinson will be celebrated at the Backus Museum and Gallery in Fort Pierce Feb. 22 through April 26, 2020. The exhibit will feature works from the artist’s own collection, such as this 2014 oil painting, Jacaranda Island. JAMES F. HUTCHINSON

Icons & Mainstays

From one of the most interesting artists working on the international scene to beloved local artists who gained fame painting the area’s natural beauty to an interactive exhibit focused on the human body, Treasure Coast art museums promise something for everyone this upcoming season.

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