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Northeast Florida artist’s ‘Hinterlands’ exhibit opening at Ocala City Hall

The opening for Megan Welch’s “Hinterlands” will begin Monday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. at City Hall, located at 110 SE Watula Ave.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns, there will be no opening reception. The art exhibit will be on display through Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Welch is a portrait painter and educator residing in Northeast Florida. She recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design with an MFA in Painting. She also is a graduate of the University of North Florida, receiving her BFA in Fine Art with a concentration on painting and drawing.

Welch has been represented in the World of Wonder Gallery in Los Angeles and Holly Blanton Art Studio & Gallery in Atlantic Beach. Most recently, she exhibited her MFA Thesis, “Stay Where I Can See You,” at Holly Blanton Art Studio & Gallery in Atlantic Beach.

She also was featured in the latest edition of the publication For Women Who Roar (Issue 2). Welch is currently an educator at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra in the Fine Arts Department.

“Hinterlands” is an exhibit of portraits in oil and graphite. A hinterland is a geographical term for uncharted areas beyond a coastal area or riverbank. They portray what is beyond the visible and known.

Most people measure their lives in terms of past and present, as in who they were before and who they become as a result. The body of work tells the stories of those navigating the temporal nature of life, the unknown and the human condition.

To learn more about artist Welch, visit www.meganwelchartworks.com. For more information about the exhibit, contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at (352) 629-8447 or [email protected].

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