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Our Visual Art Gallery hosts Florida artists in eight exhibitions annually. The exhibition program features photography, paintings, fine art photography, glass art, sculpture and other types of visual art. Info: artgallery@thehipp.org.

Guignol Nights: Art, Theatre and Film

October 10 - November 9

Sequential Artists Workshop


The Hippodrome and the Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW) join forces to create Guignol Nights: Art, Theatre and Film, a weekend of workshops culminating in a exhibit at the Hippodrome Gallery during the production of Slasher on the Hippodrome Mainstage from October 15-November 9, 2014.

The Sequential Artists Workshop offers instruction in Guignol (horror) themed art pieces, and the general public is invited to be inspired by the classic “slasher” movies as well as from horror’s rich history on stage. The Parisian Theatre du Grand Guignol (1890s-1960s), was famous for horror plays and it’s vivid special effects, and was the forerunner of the modern slasher genre.

Workshop Dates: October 10th from 7-11 pm and October 11th from 2-6 pm at SAW, final session Oct. 15th at the Hippodrome Gallery.

Contact SAW at sequentialartistsworkshop.org to enroll. $50-$80 sliding scale class fee includes the weekend workshop and gallery exhibit.

Session 1: Friday, October 10 / SAW 435 S. Main St., Suite #2
(7:00 – 7:30) Lecture on “Guignol” and a general review of great historical horror & EC Comics
(7:30 – 8:00) Demo on how to create quick and striking watercolors (skull themed)
(8:00 – 9:30) “Skull Party!” in which the students experiment by creating their own skull, watercolor postcards (which will look fabulous all tiled together in a mosaic for the show)
(9:30 – 11:00) Film (classic horror/slasher film)
Homework: begin thinking about one final piece to create for the exhibit, bring in sketches and ideas for week 2.

Session 2: Saturday, October 11 / SAW 435 S. Main St., Suite #2
(2:00 – 2:30) Students show ideas and progress to class for critique and discussion
(2:30 – 6:00) Students work on final artwork that will be competed in time to be hung on the 15th
(6:00) Final film and pizza

Final session, Wednesday, October 15th / Hippodrome 25 SE 2nd Pl.
(12-4pm) Hang artwork / Final Critique
(5:00pm) Opening Reception
(7:00pm) Slasher preview performance

Hipp Holiday Art Market

November 25 - December 21

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Various Artists

This holiday season, the Hippodrome Art Gallery will be filled with jewelry, paintings, sculpture, fabric art, and more beautiful pieces created by Gainesville Fine Arts Association members and Hippodrome artists! Stop by the Holiday Art Market from November 25 to December 21 and find well-crafted local gifts for family and friends! The Hippodrome Art Gallery will be open on Tuesdays through Sundays from 12pm to 7pm. Be sure to visit on December 5 & 6 for a special gallery event! Discover Gainesville artist and have some holiday fun at the Hipp.

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Info: artgallery@thehipp.org

Gallery hours*
Saturday 4:00-9:00
*Hours are in general and approximate, and apply only when plays and films are running at the theatre.