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From left, Taylor Hale, Ian Wilson-Navarro, Thomas Flynn II, Emma Northmich, Jul Jankowski and Kelly Hale at the ‘Hot Summer Night’ opening reception at The Hale Gallery on May 30. THE HALE GALLERY/Contributed

The Hale Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Hot Summer Night,” opened on May 30. Guests, from art lovers to collectors, gathered to explore and appreciate the perspectives brought forth by the five featured artists.

“We are completely blown away by how many amazing people came out to celebrate with us,” said gallery owner Kelly Hale. 

Several pieces were claimed by new owners. “This show is the perfect kick-off to celebrate summer in the Keys,” said Hale. “I love being able to showcase out-of-town artists alongside our local favorites. All of the work is new, original, and has never been seen before.”

The featured artists were Thomas Flynn II, Jul Jankowski, Michelle Jones, Emma Northmich, and Ian Wilson-Navarro, each of whom showcased their perspectives and talent.

“Each artist’s work adds a unique flavor to the exhibition, making it truly special,” said Hale. “There’s just something about the energy of a summer night. … The sun goes down and it feels like anything could happen. We are so grateful to see such a positive response and the genuine connections our visitors have with the art.”

“Hot Summer Night” will be on view through July 24 and is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Virtual walkthroughs are also available, and can be scheduled by call or text at 305-204-1216.The Hale Gallery will also be hosting an Art Walk Pre-Party on Thursday, June 20, from 5 to 6 p.m., anticipating Morada Way’s Art Walk. More information is at thehalegallery.com, 305-204-1216 or via email to hello@thehalegallery.com.