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The Baobab Tree Gallery in Bradenton's Village of the Arts invites you to their First Friday Opening Reception for artist Ben Sims on April 6th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm.
The exhibition running through May 25 features paintings by British-born artist Ben Sims. Christine and Gordon Turner, owners and artists in residence of the gallery, have worked closely with the artist to develop the show. Sims’ paintings explore themes of violence and masculinity in today’s society through personal and historical images. Sims says of the show, “it is an honor to be showing at The Baobab Tree, Chris and Gordon fundamentally understand the artistic process and the themes my work attempt to encompass.” The show is a full circle for Ben, who was first encouraged by Gordon and Chris to further his education. Ben recently completed his BFA at New College of Florida.
Ben Sims has been a resident of the area for almost ten years after moving here from Liverpool, England after high school. Once a denizen of the Village, Sims moved to Sarasota a few years ago to complete his BFA at New College of Florida and now works for the National Park Service at De Soto National Memorial. Since graduating, he has been working at a Sarasota studio and continues to push the boundaries of his chosen themes.
The Baobab Tree Gallery
1113 12th Street West Showing work by Ben Sims
Bradenton, FL 34205
The Baobab Tree: Celebrating its eighth year in the Village of the Arts, The Baobab displays an eclectic mix of items that include fine art, design pieces, and whimsical art. Their collections come from all over the country and often reflect purchases from their many travels around the world. Chris and Gordon also display their own work, which is produced in their adjoining studios.
Village of the Arts