Sexton retrospective at Center for Spiritual Care

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Sharon and Sean Sexton will bring 41 years of working together as visual artists to the Center for Spiritual Care Apr. 14 through May 12.  Their retrospective, called “Collaboration: Together Through Time,” will include new works as well as earlier paintings and ceramics.

The show will open with a reception open to all Friday, Apr. 14 from 5-7 p.m. The Center is located at the corner of 24th Street and 16th Avenue in Vero Beach.

Sharon’s mosaics, murals and paintings and ceramics grace public and commercial spaces throughout Indian River County, from Royal Palm Pointe Park and the city’s Hibiscus logo to restaurants and private homes.  She was a co-founder of the popular Tiger Lily Studio and Gallery, a Vero arts community landmark for 30 years before it closed in 2020.

Sharon Sexton Orange Lake Study
Sean Sexton Morning Pastorale (From Our Yard)

Sean’s paintings can be seen in museums throughout the South, including at the Vero Beach Museum of Art.  He is a highly regarded ceramic sculptor and his character-revealing oil portraits and landscapes document a Florida most of its inhabitants are unfamiliar with. The Indian River County Poet Laureate, his literary work appears frequently in online journals.  His latest volume of poetry, “Portals,” was released in January by North Carolina’s Press 53.  He is a featured guest at national poetry festivals.

On Thursday, April 20, the Sextons will trade reminiscences about creating art while married to another artist with two major writers from Florida State University, Barbara Hamby and David Kirby.  Each couple has been working together for more than 40 years in a variety of environments.  This encounter will take place at the Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd St. at 7 p.m. under the sponsorship of the Center in cooperation with Community Church and The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation.  Reservations, which are necessary, may be made by calling 772-567-1233.  Suggested donation is $10.00.

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