Sept. 7, 2019 — Expect to see beautiful florals, stunning seascapes and more unique artistry during the months of September and October at the Florence Events Center (FEC) in Gallery One. Oil paintings on display are the work of local artist John Leasure and students from his Wallflowers and Wine classes at the FEC, as well as his oil painting classes at Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA).
A reception honoring Leasure and his students will be held at the FEC, 715 Quince St., on Friday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Wallflowers and Wine classes repeat every four months at the FEC, and Leasure holds classes in oil painting every Saturday at FRAA. His teaching techniques offer a simple approach, enabling students to create polished paintings.
The exhibit at the FEC is a marvelous opportunity to showcase the students’ work as well as that of the teacher.
Leasure is a leader in the art community of Florence. He’s a board member at FRAA, on the gallery committee at the FEC and very involved at Backstreet Gallery as a member/owner. His work can be seen at Backstreet Gallery as well as FRAA.
For more information about upcoming classes by Leasure, contact the FEC at 541-997-1994 and FRAA at 541-997-4435.