Artist Wm. J. Carpenter Recognition

February 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments


 Nationally recognized Victorian and early 20th century architect and artist Wm. J. Carpenter is now being acknowledged as the first artist to paint the Palatka Ravine Gardens in Palatka, Florida.

 One of Mr. Carpenter’s watercolors “REFLECTIONS’ is being featured as the poster theme for the event and the Azalea Festival Committee is sponsoring an exhibition of some 40-50 of  this Florida artist’s paintings, including scenes in the gardens, portraits, architectural renderings and other subjects.  The exhibition will be housed in the new Welcome Center at 9th Street and St. Johns Avenue from February 24th through March 11.  Ample parking is available and admission is free.  Great T-shirts will be available emblazoned with the colorful poster on the front. We hope to make arrangements to offer them on our Gallery page for those of  you who are unable to attend the festival.

Currently known as the Ravine Gardens State Park, this Federal WPA project created in the 1930s is expected to be in full bloom for the annual Azalea Festival to be held March 3-4, 2012. For further information about Palatka and the Festival click



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