Hardee Center for the Arts

It is our goal to enrich community culture by offering a new exhibition each month of emerging and established artists. The gallery opened in September 2009 and continues to bring local, state and national artists to the NFC campus. Exhibitions are scheduled a season in advance.


KEVIN BOLDENOW

Hardee Center for the Arts September Show:

NFC Main Campus | 325 NW Turner Davis Dr.
FEB. NOW-28, 2023
Monday-Thursday 
8 AM-4 PM Daily
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE

Art Talk with Kevin Boldenow:
Feb. 21 in the Hardee Center for the Arts from 11 AM-12 PM. 

Artist Statement:

I have always been captivated by nature and the landscape.  The intricate textures shapes and patterns which instills that sense of awe within us.  Nature provides us with balance, allowing us to erase those little distractions that life brings.  I didn’t realize until I started putting together my “Vanishing Florida” project that I had been documenting it from the start.  I have completed seven – 20 page volumes of my subject, and am working on a compilation of pieces from each volume.

When people come out to see my exhibits, they have no idea that these places actually exist in Florida.  It is a look outside our surroundings, namely our backyard and neighborhood.  I’m hoping that people will make a concerted effort to preserve our environment and historical treasures.  Families can help by writing down historical information and their ancestry to be shared by current and generations to come.  In 2004 while driving to Panama City to drop off my work to the art center, I came across a homestead lying in ruins at the side of the highway.   I stopped to photograph the home then, and in 2014 on my way back from another exhibit in Pensacola.  I could almost see the tears coming from this homes walls.  You will be able to see the differences in the 10 years that had passed when you visit the Pompano Beach Cultural Center.

Growing up, I was the designated photographer at family events.  It was the beginning of my developed passion for photography; but I wanted to do more with my photography than just take pictures to show to family and friends.  Beginning with gallery shows and now moving up to Cultural and Art Centers and Museums give my work a special place in my heart.  I hope it does yours as well.

Photographers that hold a special place in my heart include Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange and our own Clyde Butcher.  Their visual stories highlight not just the beauty and power of nature, but the struggle of humanity when nature’s wrath descends upon us.          


Gallery Hours:

Monday/Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 10:45 am
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Group tours available
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | FREE