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Historic Knight House to become a Creative Life Center

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 18, 2020

Floral City’s famous historic Knight House will become a center for culture and creative arts early in 2021. Formerly the home of the Florida Artists Gallery, the venue’s role will be expanding to offer, practice, and teach a varied range of creative interests and activities under the direction of Vanessa Fuller-Brown.  

Historic Knight House to become a Creative Life Center  

Fuller-Brown, born in Cape Town, South Africa, is a noted muralist, art instructor, visionary artist, writer, and creative project manager with over 30 years of experience in art and design. She has a BA in Fine Arts from FSU, and is currently on staff as an art instructor for both adult and youth programs at the Appleton Museum in Ocala, in addition to her commission work and teaching in Citrus and surrounding counties.  

“Oddly,” Fuller-Brown says, “the pandemic, which has been challenging on public arts activities in Central Florida, has offered us the advantage of a slowed pace and new perspective, to further develop vision and plans for the future, using this beautiful historic property to meet the immediate needs of our community.”  

She continues, “The buildings and serene environment will be perfect for instruction, creative exploration, and practice for all ages.  Arts for all, not only visual arts, but all avenues serving the creative and healing arts, including drumming, dance, creative writing, and many other expressive and holistic approaches to the therapeutic arts will be included.”  

A date for opening has not yet been set, says Fuller-Brown, “But I see this project as the next step for a welcoming venue that once served as the home of the Florida Artists Gallery.”   Individuals seeking more information can reach Fuller-Brown at 352-586-2014 or e-mail at [email protected].    

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