Serenity Amidst Chaos at Chamber Visitors Center

Serenity Amidst Chaos at Chamber Visitors Center

After several months of being closed to the public, the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has reopened ands has a fresh new art exhibit. The name, apropos to our times.

“Serenity Amidst Chaos” was selected by exhibit coordinators Jo Beaudreau of BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery (2285 Highway 101) and Kristin Anderson of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance (120 Maple St.) and Backstreet Gallery (1421 Bay St.).

“The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce loves to showcase the talent of our local creatives,” said Chamber president and CEO Bettina Hannigan. “Artists’ contributions from Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Backstreet Gallery, and BeauxArts are on display through September 2020. Kristin and Jo quickly pulled together nearly two dozen amazing artists and the exhibit is nothing short of spectacular.”

The exhibit includes photography, oils, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, glass, wood, ceramic, and textile and mixed media. The visitors center is at 290 Highway 101 and is open Mondays through Saturdays from about 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. depending on the availability of volunteers. The exhibit is free and physical distancing and masks are required for entry.

Artists include Donna Fay Allen (3D assemblage), Kristin Anderson (fused glass), Larry Bishop (woodworking), Zabeth (painting on silk) Hailey Copeland (acrylic painting), Deborah Cray (acrylic painting), Kathryn Damon-Dawson (watercolor), Kris DeNoyer (ceramics), Debbie Goetschi (recycled fiber art), Bill Johnson (collage), Dennis Kelley (oil painting), John Leasure (oil painting), Tom Lederle (digital/acrylic hybrid), Elizabeth Lugg (print from original pastel), Karen Mohr (print from original watercolor), Sue Monroe-McCreery (oil painting), Julie Peake (print from original pastel), Jane Pittenger (photography), Jerry Schneider (photography), Allen Thornton (photography), Patti Williams (mini oil paintings), and Annette Yuga (oil painting).

All pieces are for sale during the show and range in price from $35 to $800.

Those wishing to see the exhibit without leaving home can visit the show’s website at, and watch the show’s video at

For more information on all that the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce offers businesses and the community, to join the Chamber, or to volunteer, visit or call 541-997-3128.