“Three Decades” of Eluster Richardson’s work opens at Gadsden Arts


Award-winning Tallahassee-born artist Eluster Richardson returns to the

for his sixth solo exhibition in the room with “Eluster Richardson: Three Decades”. The exhibition, which opens on Friday, January 14th at 10 a.m., presents the artist’s four major series of works from three decades.

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the region, membership reception has been postponed to March 11th.

This monumental exhibition reflects Richardson’s artistic career from 1980 to the present day and features four major series of Richardson’s work, including his latest paintings and sculptures, as well as longstanding masterpieces.

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Richardson grew up on a leasehold farm in Red Hills. His art career began in the third

Great, but despite his early interest in the visual arts, Richardson did not fully explore his artistic skills until he retired from an engineering career. For once he could devote himself entirely to his art; However, Richardson exhibited his paintings across Florida and Georgia, as well as in art galleries and museums across the country.

Eluster Richardson, Peace II, 2021 Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 in.  Richardson's portrait of his daughter Jasmine after she underwent radiation therapy.

An important theme in Richardson’s work is the story that the artist wants to capture

“Everyday scenes that we took for granted.”

In his works he captures moments of his childhood in rural north Florida, his daughter Jasmine and iconic landscapes of land and coast. These recorded scenes have been described as “uplifting, inspiring and enlightening”.

With innovative brushstrokes, Richardson’s work not only captures unspoken moments, it also captures the people and nature of the south.

Eluster Richardson poses for a portrait with some of his paintings for an exhibition at the Anderson Brickler Gallery in October.  Richardsons

“Three Decades” runs from January 14th to March 19th at the Sara May Love Gallery.

2022. During Art Talk Live! participate in a live online conversation with Richardson. on Thursday, January 13th, 5:30 p.m. Register online in advance via the museum website, gadsdenarts.org.

During the exhibition, groups of adults and children can take a tour of the

Enjoy an instructor-led conversation about Richardson’s work. You can also request an exhibition-inspired art activity as part of your experience at the museum. Educators are encouraged to involve history and art students in this exhibition.

Each excursion features a tour by an experienced staff member or instructor who teaches students to critically examine art, followed by a hands-on activity. For more information, contact Sarah Black-Sadler at 850-627-5023.

Gallery opening times Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Families can enjoy the exhibitions and have fun in the ArtZone, the drop-in art studio, free for children and families, open every Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., without prior notice. Gadsden Arts is located in Quincy, Florida, 20 miles northwest of Tallahassee.

Admission is free for members and children up to 17 years of age; $ 5 for non-member adults and $ 3 for adult students. A free day of admission is offered every first Saturday of the month. More information is available at www.gadsdenarts.org.

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