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Hometown Derby Connections

Date: May 5, 2017 - May 26, 2017

artist Dana Sierra
Event Description Kentucky Derby and racing art will be at the center of “Ocala’s Hometown Derby Connections” exhibit at Brick Center for the Arts and the Florida Thoroughbred Museum and Gallery kicking off during the First Friday Artwalk on Friday, May 5. The exhibition runs May 5-27, 2017. Join us for the Artists' Reception, 5-6 pm. 

The exhibit will feature awe-inspiring horse heroes with connections to the world’s most legendary horse race, the Kentucky Derby, and will include paintings, photos, sculpture, and more. These famed Derby horse include Needles (the first in 1956), Ocala Stud’s Carry Back, Williston’s Foolish Pleasure, Triple Crown winner Affirmed, historic Tartan Farm’s Unbridled and Silver Charm now retired at Old Friends in Kentucky. In addition, champions like Afleet Alex and Holy Bull who suffered defeats in the Derby but went on to become national champions. 

Local artists will compliment the exhibit with additional representions of equine art. 

The month long exhibit is presented by Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association and Gold Sponsor Showcase Realty of Central Florida.


Event Location Brick City Center for the Arts
23 SW Broadway Street
Ocala, Fl 34471
Date/Time Information Artists' Reception-Friday, May 6, 5-6 pm, followed by the First Friday Art Walk.
The exhibit runs through May 26, 2017
Contact Information
jaye.baillie@mcaocala.com
Fees/Admission
no charge
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