Sun + Light
Feb
2
to May 19

Sun + Light

SUN + LIGHT is a collection of works from the series Everyone Loves the Sunshine by contemporary visual artist Charles Williams. Captured through emotionally charged and compelling imagery, works featured in this exhibition juxtapose Williams' own personal encounters, past and present, with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's.

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Kids Tag Art
Mar
5
to Mar 31

Kids Tag Art

Kids Tag Art inspires young artists to create their own unique design, learning the practical application of license plate art to support worthy causes, fashioned after Florida's 100+ specialty license plates. 

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Creative Youth
Mar
16
to Apr 21

Creative Youth

  • George W. Jenkins Student Gallery (map)
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The Congressional Award from this competition, chosen by 15th Congressional District Representative, travels to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the year-long nationwide exhibition in the U.S. Capitol.

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Linda Finch
Apr
20
to Jul 20

Linda Finch

Linda Finch,  Escape through the Oven.

Linda Finch, Escape through the Oven.

My favorite paintings are usually narrative ones – ones in which an artist draws the viewer into a world where a story is occurring. My work aims to invite more than just a quick glance and immediate response. Instead, it asks the viewer to dive a little deeper and identify the underlying message that can only be discovered through closer examination.

 From rising sea levels and climate change to the degradation and loss of natural habitats, my paintings focus on current global issues that impact our society both environmentally and socially. I hope that by weaving illustrative storytelling with aesthetic beauty the narrative will compel viewers to examine my paintings more closely and think about the greater message within each piece.

-Linda Finch

 

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The Art of Will Barnet: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Jan
12
to Mar 10

The Art of Will Barnet: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Will Barnet (1911-2012) was an American original. While he may not be a household name today, his nine-decade influence as an artist, teacher, and exemplar of inimitable American modernism was profound. With more than 80 one-man exhibitions at major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney, and the Guggenheim and a body of work that, despite its stylistic variety, is always recognizably his own, Barnet achieved wide acclaim during his lifetime. In this installation of 22 recently gifted and loaned works by Barnet from the permanent collection, we can begin to see why.

Indeed, Barnet forged a unique path through 20th century art history. At once a dedicated realist and figurative artist when pure abstraction was the norm and an experimenter in abstraction when other artists renewed their interest in representation, Barnet defied expectations about how modern artists should produce art, refusing to bend to the whims of any contemporary trends. 

 

 

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Sad Tropics
Sep
21
to Nov 2

Sad Tropics

  • Melvin/Burkes Gallery FSC (map)
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A site-specific multimedia installation, Sad Tropics will be produced at and exclusively for the Melvin and Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa.

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Lorrie Goulet:  Seventy Years Carving
Jun
16
to Sep 30

Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving

Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving celebrates the storied career of a sculptor, painter, and poet who first made her name in the 1950s and 1960s as a female artist who identified herself principally as a carver — a term that aptly describes her hands-on and intuitive approach to sculpting directly from stone and wood.

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The Recyclers: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso
Jun
1
to Sep 16

The Recyclers: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso


This intimate two-work installation of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso’s The Recyclers featuring the finished painting and its study hung side-by-side — provides an instructive opportunity for viewers to engage in the process of close looking, gaining better understanding of the artist’s process and the methodology underlying her imaginative contemporary spin on Old-Master-style painting.


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