Florida School of the Arts students prepare for graduate gallery show
Florida School of the Arts visual art students will display their work at an upcoming graduate exhibition. An opening reception will be held to honor the work of three graduating students on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Florida School of the Arts main gallery, located on the St. Johns River State College Palatka campus. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s participants are fine art students Tessa Bollinger, Paige Hurd and Whitney Stewart.
According to studio art professor Dan Askew, as part of their capstone course, visual art students are required to produce a self-directed piece of art outside of the normal FloArts curriculum. “Upon completion of the course, they will install their own exhibition of that work, along with some stronger pieces done at FloArts,” Askew said, adding “The opening of these exhibitions also gives the artists the opportunity to share their studio practices and conceptual process with an attending audience who are usually quite inquisitive about the work.”
The exhibits will be on display through May 6. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and during evening Main Stage performances.
Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State College and awards the two-year associate 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 online at www.floarts.org.
“City Life,” by Paige Hurd is among the works to be exhibited at the upcoming Florida School of the Arts graduate exhibition. An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. The exhibits will be on display through May 6.
“Veins,” by Whitney Stewart
A cyanotype by Tessa Bollinger