May Gallery Exhibit: South Florida Artist Michael Mills To Be Featured

May 19, 2022

The Gallery area in the Exhibit Hall at Anne Kolb Nature Center will be showcasing the work of South Florida Artist Michael Mills during this month. The Gallery Exhibit will feature new art by Mills, including: drawings, photos and mixed media.

Reinventing Myself: New & Selected Works will be up through Monday, May 30th, 2022. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. A Public Reception will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 14th, 2022.

The Wilton Manors-Based Mills started as a journalist when he moved to South Florida in the mid-1980’s, writing about movies for The Palm Beach Post and then art for The New Times Broward/Palm Beach. From 1997 to 2002, he also hosted the free Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies Series in Anne Kolb's Mangrove Hall.

He started showing his photography in 2009 and has since been in more than 125 group and individual exhibitions, including a solo show at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in 2011-2012. His photos, some of which have previously been displayed at the Nature Center in 2017 and 2019, have won more than two dozen awards, including Best Photograph in ArtExplosion 2011, Best in Show at Broward Art Guild's 2016 Small Works and Best in Show in 2020 from an On-line National Juried Biennial hosted by the Gainesville Fine Arts Association. His art is in more than 30 private collections, he is a longtime member of the local groups ArtServe, ArtsUnited and Broward Art Guild.

A few months before the Pandemic hit, Mills began drawing with metallic inks and gels, then added other media into the mix: acrylic inks, oil pastels, chalk and charcoal and most recently, alcohol inks. This Exhibit emphasizes these new works but also includes photos - most relatively new, a few older.

Except for a pause during the Pandemic, the Exhibit Hall at Anne Kolb has been showcasing the work of area artists for a decade and a half, establishing the venue as a welcome addition to Broward's cultural scene. The free monthly exhibits feature work that is sometimes, but not always, inspired by nature. Individual artists or groups of artists can apply to get on a waiting list for a show by contacting the Nature Center. For more information, call Anne Kolb at: (954) 357-5161. The Gallery is located at 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, Florida 33019.

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