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LeMoyne Plans Program Expansions

Three colorful paintings hang on a wall.
Tom Flanigan
As LeMoyne's latest exhibit of watercolor paintings was wrapping up over the weekend, the organization's leadership was already looking ahead to significant growth in other areas.

Tallahassee's LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts is on an expansion kick. In addition to a new education building, LeMoyne is planning to make one of its programs a visitor destination.

Many pottery studios are open to the public so visitors can watch the ceramists at work and even witness the often-spectacular firing process. LeMoyne's Kelly Dozier said that's a direction her organization is heading in as well.

"We've got a wonderful kiln complex with all kinds of alternative firings happening. And so we are going to bring in lots of talented potters and ceramists from all over our area and build that program into a regional ceramics program. We're really excited about improving those facilities and drawing all kinds of people into that."

Meanwhile, work is getting underway on the recently acquired building next door. That former law office will soon house a total of 9 studios/classrooms for other LeMoyne art education programs.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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