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 PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 2016

Florida School of the Arts presents Horn Island student art exhibition

motes painting
gasparini painting
Horn Expedition

An exhibition titled “2016 Horn Expedition,” featuring the works of Florida School of the Arts students, will be on display in the School’s main gallery, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. The exhibition will open with a reception from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 1, and will be open to visitors through August 22. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

According to studio art professor Dan Askew, the exhibit is the culmination of island-inspired works by students Cody Burke, Moliere DiManche, Zachary Gasparini, Morgan Motes and himself. This is the second year for the summer art course in which students spend a week of primitive camping on Horn Island, a barrier island on the Mississippi Sound, which is famous for a legacy of art inspired by its pristine wilderness. The students created works in a variety of media while camping on the island and continued to create work based on their experiences when they returned to the studio.

The exhibition will also feature works by FloArts alumni Jennifer Broadbent, Paige Hurd and Whitney Stewart, who attended the trip for the second time this year.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year Associate in Science degree. The School serves the entire state of Florida and is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit the Web site at Floarts.org

 

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
"Dreams of Phantom Sand," by Morgan Motes, is one of the many works that will be featured in the Florida School of the Arts gallery event "2016 Horn Expedition," which will be on display throughout the month of July at the Melrose Bay Art Gallery, 103 State Road 26, in Melrose. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 1, from 6 – 9 p.m.

"Come Hang With Me on Horn Island," by Zachary Gasparini, is one of the many works inspired by a week of primitive camping at Horn Island which will be featured in the upcoming FloArts Horn Island exhibition.

As part of a summer studio art course, Florida School of the Arts students spent a week of primitive camping on Horn Island, a barrier island in the Mississippi Sound that is famous for art inspired by its pristine wilderness.

 

 

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