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John Leasure & Students Art Reception
September 13, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Florence Events Center Gallery Committee is pleased to exhibit the paintings of well known Florence artist and teacher, John Leasure, as well as some of his art students, during the month of September & October 2019 in Gallery 1.
Originally from Southern California, Leasure has lived in Florence for almost 40 years, owning West Coast Cabinets. For the last 26 years, he has taught oil painting classes in Florence and Eugene area. His latest venture has been teaching the popular “Wallflowers and Wine” evening events at the FEC, as well as teaching Saturday morning oil painting classes at Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA). Leasure serves as Treasurer of the Board at FRAA, and is a volunteer on the Gallery Committee at FEC. He has displayed at many local venues, including, Backstreet Gallery Peace Health Medical Center, Dunes Café, the Florence Chamber of Commerce (Florence Oregon Coast), Oregon Pacific Bank, and the Siuslaw Library.
Students exhibiting in Gallery One at the FEC include: Calista Cates-Standturf, Mary Phillips, Elissa Hurley, Terri Powers, Sue Monroe, Kathy Johnson, Kathryn Clark, Diana Strickland, and Bonnie Marsh.
A Reception will be held at the FEC on Friday, September 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is invited to come and meet the artists, as well as enjoy refreshments.