Opening for Dan McCarthy’s, Florida: Explored

The opening for Dan McCarthy’s, Florida: Explored, will begin Friday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. at the Recreation and Parks Administration, 828 NE Eighth Ave. Due to ongoing Covid-19 health and safety concerns, there will be no opening reception. This art exhibit will be on display Oct. 23, 2020 through Jan. 15, 2021, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

Dan McCarthy is an Ocala, Florida artist who focuses on capturing the essence of nature’s wild spaces. McCarthy is currently represented in local galleries and businesses such as Gallery B, Brick City Center for the Arts Gallery, Symmetry Coffee and Crepes and Big Hammock Brewery & Bites.

Exploration, wonder and the experience of being there are themes that can be found in

McCarthy’s work. His goal is to capture the mood and feeling of a place to transport the viewer on a journey. Through varying techniques, both in the field and in the studio, every piece is created to accurately reflect the essence and emotional impact of the scene.

Florida: Explored is an exhibit of select pieces created during his exploration of a hidden gem in Marion County – Indian Lake State Forest. The forest has many personalities. Foggy mornings lend an air of mystery that begs to be captured and translated to print. The rising and setting sun cast deep shadows in the folds of a cypress tree’s bark. Water levels rise and fall, exposing new elements of the environment with every passing day. Every visit is a new adventure, a new experience waiting to be discovered and translated into his work.

To learn more about artist Dan McCarthy,

For more information about this exhibit, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or [email protected]