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45 Central Artist Reception Features Justin Gaffrey Feb 23

February 19, 2016 by SoWal Staff

45 Central presents the wine bar's Artist of the Month Justin Gaffrey with an exhibit and a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in Seaside, Florida. Come out to meet one of South Walton's most celebrated artists and toast the night with art, hors d'oeuvres and fine wine overlooking Central Square. Select pieces of Justin's work are on exhibit now and can be viewed at 45 Central through March 31.

The soaring wall space in the wine bar is ideal for Justin's art ranging from classic landscapes to contemporary pieces. It also happens to be the former location of Justin Gaffrey Art Gallery. And what a perfect time for a special exhibit as Justin reflects on 15 years working as a full time artist in South Walton, Florida.

Beginning with “folk art” style works, Justin soon moved to a much more textured impressionistic style of work. He credits a viewing of Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” as the epiphany that sent him searching for a medium and a technique that would allow him to achieve the deeply textured work he crafts today.  

Justin’s experience with art has come full circle to his serene Blue Mountain Beach gallery where he still lives and works and creates things that make him happy. This includes contemporary works as well as commissioned pieces for collectors using the sculpting-with-paint technique that he is so well known for. His work is now widely collected and graces venues throughout the United States.  

Justin’s work is displayed in many places along the Emerald Coast including the Sacred Heart Hospital, WaterColor InnGreat Southern Cafe and the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City Beach.

View Justin's entire range from original flowers and landscapes to recent contemporary works at justingaffrey.com. Tour Justin Gaffrey Gallery in Blue Mountain Beach - open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Read Inside The Studio With Justin in our SoWal.com feature story about Justin's art evolution in South Walton.

You can view Justin Gaffrey's exhibit at 45 Central from Feb. 17 through Mar. 31. 45 Central features a local or regional artist every month with an opening reception and exhibits the artist works on tall walls throughout the wine bar during the entire month. The wine bar is a beautiful space inside and out so stop in for a glass of wine, a bite and soak in the art.


45 Central is the place to be in Seaside, Florida. The setting is a sophisticated oasis where you are invited to mix, mingle or quietly relax with a glass of great wine and a few small plates. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, and a limited late-night menu. fortyfivecentral.com


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