A few summers ago, Black C Art Gallery featured work by the late Lennie Kesl, the renowned artist who worked for many years as an art professor in Gainesville, Florida. Known for his distinctive, colorful style, Kesl's work included paintings, sculptures, collages, and ceramics. He received countless awards and exhibited at many institutions throughout the United States during his prolific career.
Kesl's paintings are in the collections of MOMA, the Alaska State Museum, the St. Louis Art Museum, and multiple university art museums -- including the University of Florida's Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville.
Kesl was also an accomplished jazz musician and was recognized for the joy and creativity he exhibited throughout his life -- both as a musician and as an artist.