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Dunedin Fine Art Center announces reopening

The center will resume classes, camp and open new exhibits on June 1.

Artists and art appreciators will have the chance to get back in the studios and exhibition spaces at the Dunedin Fine Art Center starting June 1.

The center announced the news in two separate news releases. They are planning to resume their Summer Academy Program for kids and teens. And on their website, it states that they plan to offer adult classes as well.

They will limit class sizes to nine students (eight for summer camps) and one instructor, studios will be set up with individual tables and chairs distanced six feet apart, and staff will wear masks provided by the center.

Everyone will be required to wear masks, including guests, and the center will take everyone’s temperature with touchless thermometers upon entering the building. There will be hand sanitizing stations, six-foot distancing markers on the floors, cleaning between sessions and a nightly deep cleaning.

“DFAC has always been a safe place for people to explore their creative passions,” the release stated. “We hope all of our new health and safety protocols continue to make that true. From limiting camp sizes to establishing social distancing spaces in the classrooms, we look forward to sharing our creative spaces once again.”

The center will open two new exhibitions, with more to follow later in the summer. The same guidelines will apply to visitors of the art gallery, including wearing a mask, temperature checks and six feet apart distancing.

“Mary Louise Pollack: Women” is a showcase of exceptional women throughout 10 decades, rendered by Pollack in pastels. On view through June 1-Aug. 16.

A painting on display in "Mary Louise Pollack: Women" at the Dunedin Fine Art Center through Aug. 16, 2020. [Courtesy of the Dunedin Fine Art Center]

“Wish You Were Here” is a mail art exhibition of painted, drawn and collages postcards created during quarantine. On view through June 1-June 30.

Diane Radel's postcard is on display in "Wish You Were Here" at the Dunedin Fine Art Center through June 30, 2020. [Courtesy of the Dunedin Fine Art Center]

“Memento” is an invitational exhibition that showcases treasured objects and their histories. On view June 12 through Aug. 16.

Rhonda Nelson's treasure in "Memento" at the Dunedin Fine Art Center through Aug. 16, 2020. [Courtesy of the Dunedin Fine Art Center]

“I’ve Come to Look for America” is a curated exhibition of 13 artists representing the complex cultural fabric of our country and humanity. On view June 12 through Aug. 16.

“Laurie Maves: What’s in a Name?” features Maves’ large-scale paintings that explore a “revolving communication of intuitive information addressing mortality’s intersection with divinity.” Opens July 14.

A painting featured in "Laurie Maves: What’s in a Name?" at the Dunedin Fine Art Center through Aug. 16, 2020. [Courtesy of the Dunedin Fine Art Center]

Works from DFAC’s award-winning faculty will also be featured in the center’s second floor teaching gallery.

IF YOU GO

Dunedin Fine Art Center. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. No weekend hours. The children’s art museum remains closed. 1143 Michigan Blvd. (727) 298-3322. dfac.org.

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