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Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27

May 16 – June 15, 2018

“Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” is a traveling exhibit focused on the unique tourist attractions which developed following the construction of U.S. 27; an almost 500 mile highway running down the middle of the state from approximately Tallahassee to Miami.  Nicknamed the “backbone of Florida,” U.S. 27 served as the state’s principal highway before the construction of I-4 and I-75; bringing new visitors to Florida’s less traveled areas.  This led to not only an increased appreciation, and ultimate preservation, of Florida’s natural wonders but it also spurred the development of several creative, educational, and witty delights up and down the stretch.

“Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” features destinations and attractions which existed from 1934 – 1970.  It is a visual road-trip through bygone Florida via photos, videos, memorabilia, artifacts, and fine art on loan by Florida artists as well as art and historical institutions.

Participating artists include: Shannon Cummings; Cindy Rose Eaton, Carl Knickerbocker; Curtis Nelson; Johanna O’Donnell & Richard Reep

The Exhibit runs at SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) from May 16 – June 15, 2018.  The opening reception will be in MOFAC on Thursday, May 17, at 1:00p.m.

“Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” will then travel for a year and be on display at the following venues:

Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center
Daytona State College
Seminole State College
Winter Haven Museum
Bok Tower Gardens

“Little Slices of Heaven on U.S. 27” was made possible with grants from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Highlands County Tourist Development Council (TDC)

 

 

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