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The Art League is an Oak Hammock organization for enriching the lives of all Oak Hammock Residents and by encouraging growth, activity and interest in the fine arts. ALAOH provides opportunities to share ideas, create and exhibit artworks, improve skills through classes and demonstrations, meet known artists through programs and tours, and view exhibits at regional museums and galleries.

A number of professional artists live at Oak Hammock. Others are hobbyists—some of whom have started pottery, drawing and painting since moving to Oak Hammock. An even larger group appreciates and supports the arts. Activities of the Art League include:

Monthly Programs – Featuring talks and/or demonstrations by regional, Oak Hammock, and occasionally internationally known artists. Programs encompass art appreciation, art history, valuation of art, and other interesting topics, including DVDs about famous artists.

Art Classes – Depending on residents’ interest and availability of instructors, these may include classes in watercolor, pastels, acrylics, collage, drawing, specific painting topics and techniques, polymer clay, pottery, etc.

Trips - To various museums, galleries and art openings.

The Gallery at Oak Hammock – Quarterly exhibits of art from both OH residents and outside artists for the enrichment and enjoyment of both OH residents and the outside public. Past and present shows can be viewed on The Gallery at Oak Hammock website.


▸ Opportunities for Oak Hammock artists to exhibit their work on and off campus.
▸ Artist of the Month– an exhibit in the Art Room which features work of an Oak Hammock artist or art class.
▸ Art in the Halls – Resident’s art or art from their collection that adorns the halls of the building
▸ Transportation to the monthly Gainesville Fine Arts Association meetings.
▸ Critique sessions– monthly meetings open to all OH residents who would like to listen to the discussion of artists about a recent painting or photograph, or who would like to present some of their own works in progress for comment.

We welcome your involvement in ALAOH!

▸Take a class;
▸Teach a class!
▸Help with organizing and installing Artist of the Month exhibits – or its receptions;
▸Help with the installation or take down of exhibits in the Gallery;
▸Encourage a “newbie” to sign up for a class (beginners are welcome!)
▸Serve on our Steering Committee.
▸Implement your own idea for an art activity that enriches Oak Hammock residents.

To get involved, attend an event – and/or contact a member of our Steering Committee: Edna Hindson, Mary Sue Koeppel, Carolyn McMillan, Mary Polk, Jack Polk, Pat Lucoff, Pat Reboussin, Karen Miller, Jane Polkowski (Levy), or Marion Siegel.


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