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Exploring the Tropics: A Critic and an Artist Talk

Two talks - one by an art critic and the other by an artist about their work

When to
Where Cotilla Gallery
Discus Dreams
Acrylic on canvas
63″ x 63″, 2009


Attend a reception marking the opening of the exhibit Exploring the Tropics. Paintings and Assemblages by William Bock and hear two talks – one by an art critic and the other by an artist about their work –

What Happens When Everyone’s a Critic? by Michael Mills


Surviving As An Artist: Creating, Exhibiting, and Selling Art by William Bock

Program Schedule:

  • 2pm – reception opens
  • 2:45 p.m. – presentation
  • 3:30-5pm – reception and walking tour with the artist

The Speakers: 

Arts writer and photographer Michael Mills Michael Mills has worked in and around the arts in South Florida for three decades – as a writer and an editor, and, for nearly a decade, as a fine-arts photographer. He was film critic for The Palm Beach Post from 1987 to 1995 and art critic for New Times Broward/Palm Beach from 1997 to 2012.

South Florida artist and gallery owner William Bock speak about how artists and art events are covered, reviewed, and marketed from creation to sales. Born in Chicago in 1958 artist William Bock began his professional career at Indiana University, followed by an apprenticeship at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute and School of Sculpture in Trenton, New Jersey.  He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 1987.

Marine wildlife, Landscape and tropical flora and fauna are recurring themes in his artwork.  In 1994 he moved to South Florida to surround himself with the tropical landscape that inspires his work.  William Bock possesses an innovative style that revolves around his love of nature and the ocean.William Bock has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and has participated in several museum exhibitions.  He has won numerous awards for his painting and his work is included in many prestigious collections including Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Allstate, The Asbury Family Collection, The National Save the sea turtle foundation, the United States Embassy Bahamas and the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame Museum.

Any questions?

Contact Nora Quinlan, or 954-262-4637