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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Arts and Heritage Center Reveals New Exhibition, “Places of Worship”

Town of Oakland, Places of Worship. Blue, green and white stained glass window

Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland Reveals New Exhibition, “Places of Worship” 

 

OAKLAND, FL – The Town of Oakland reveals its new exhibition, “Places of Worship,” which explores a diverse array of organized religion and individual spirituality, debuting at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland on Thursday, Nov. 4. The public is invited to the official exhibition opening event, to be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 at the Center, located at 126 N. Petris Ave.

 The exhibition dives into how we make a connection to a higher power through colorful pieces created by Central Florida artists and includes plein air paintings of Oakland churches. 

Through historic photos and artifacts, the public will learn more about the history of Oakland’s many churches and their roles as pillars of the community. A work of art itself – the cornerstone piece of the Arts and Heritage Center – is the circa 1919 Oakland Presbyterian Church’s stained-glass window, which is on permanent display.  

The opening event will also feature a performance by Honeybabe, a musical project of Taylor Rich, and The Knot, an Italian food truck with authentic dishes available for purchase. The event will also give visitors an opportunity to meet many of the artists in the exhibition. 

“Places of Worship” will run until Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. Additional information regarding featured artists will be released at a later date.

The Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and select Saturdays. 

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