The New Visions of the Florida Landscape exhibition opened Friday at the Gadsden Arts Center in Quincy.
The exhibition includes paintings by Quincy native Nancy Baur Dillen and Liu Nan from China, currently teaching at FAMU.
Dillen, who now lives in Melbourne and is a retired teacher, spoke about her years growing up in Quincy and how they inspired her to pursue a career in teaching art.
She started at a young age drawing, and through her early years she grew to love painting, especially those of Florida landscapes and animals.
After 35 years of teaching she retired and is now painting full time.
Liu Nan spoke about his love of landscape paintings and how he came to produce several of the paintings on display.
He said that he did not use photographs to paint from but actually would go to locations around the
Tallahassee area and set his equipment up and paint what he saw.
Nan said that he would spend many hours over several days to produce his paintings.
Artist Owen Gray from New York City was not present at the opening. On display in the Zoe Galloway Exhibit Hall were his Florida landscape paintings, "nature vs. nature" incorporating various creatures in and around shadowy foliage.
The second floor galleries featured work by the Gadsden Arts Center Artists Guild, which presents a wide range of subjects, mediums and styles of art.
The Gadsden Arts Center is located on Quincy’s historic Courthouse Square at 13 N. Madison St.
The New Visions of the Florida Landscape exhibition is on display Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.
Admission is free; a $1 donation is suggested. For tours and information: (850) 875-4866 or www.gadsdenarts.org