With the first exhibition of the 2016-17 season already underway at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture (MOFAC) at South Florida State College, the public will have an opportunity to hear from and meet the artists whose works are on display.

MOFAC will host “Welcome Back: Waterworks Roundtable” on Thursday, Oct. 20, 3-5 p.m., in its gallery in the Alan Jay Wildstein Center for the Performing Arts on the SFSC Highlands Campus.

On hand to discuss their work and take questions from the audience will be former MOFAC curator Mollie Doctrow, retired SFSC art professor Cathy Futral, and artists Janet King, Jaye Whitehead, Rose Besch, and Alice Hansen.

SFSC alumni Max Gooding, Chase Smith, Barbara Wade, and Allen McPherson, all of whom have works on display, will join the roundtable.

The artists’ work comprise MOFAC’s season-opening exhibition, “Florida Waterworks: Friends, Teachers, Students,” which runs through Dec. 1.

“These artists have produced an array of art that showcases such Florida treasures as the Peace River, Lake Istokpoga, Charlotte Harbor, and Arbuckle Creek.”

A reception with refreshments will follow the roundtable so that the public can engage one-on-one with the artists and curator.

MOFAC is located in the Wildstein Center at SFSC, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. The museum is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., or by appointment for group tours. Patrons of the Wildstein Center may visit the museum one hour prior to matinee and evening performances.

For more information about MOFAC and its programs or to request a museum tour, contact Stepe at 863-784-7240, or email stepem@southflorida.edu. Visit the MOFAC website at mofac.org.