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Address: The Gallery and Frame Shop
249 E. Stuart Avenue
Lake Wales, FL, 33853
Phone: (863) 676-2821
Hours: Monday: 9:30 to 5:30
Tuesday: 9:30 to 5:30
Wednesday: 9:30 to Noon
Thursday: 9:30 to 5:30
Friday: 9:30 to 5:00
Saturday: 9:30 to Noon
Sunday: Closed
Email: info@thegalleryandframeshop.com

Ad Hoc Art Gallery

Gallery Spotlight: The Gallery and Frame Shop (Lake Wales, FL)

Over the past few years, Garrison Buxton and his wife Alison have been quietly building a mini independent-art empire. Since 2005, the co-founder of Peripheral Media Projects and Ad Hoc Art Gallery has brought lowbrow art, street culture, and social activism to the Brooklyn masses through his gallery space, design studio, and community art collaborations.

“Peripheral Media started as a mechanism for continuing on our design and production, a growth step as far as people being creative and figuring out a way to translate that creative energy and what we were doing for fun into our livelihood,” Buxton says. “So Peripheral Media is a company that was started to be a design-production collaboration and think tank.”

The formation of the Ad Hoc Art Gallery stemmed from Buxton sensing a need to inject a sense of social responsibility and community activism into New York’s art scene. He felt that this element was often lacking from many of the city’s mainstream galleries.

“[Ad Hoc] grew out of the larger frustration of not really enjoying the majority of the gallery experience going on in the contemporary modern art world – going out to galleries and seeing a lot of stuff that really didn’t seem to have a lot of passion and good energy in it,” he says. “It was art for art’s sake but not for some more profound or valiant meaning.”
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–Katie Fanuko
by Alarmpress.com

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