Artist Robert Coon
Artist Robert Coon
Florida School of the Arts presents artist Robert Coon

As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for Florida artist Robert Coon. The exhibit will open with a reception on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery located on St. Johns River State College’s Palatka campus. The exhibit will be on display through April 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and during Main Stage performances. Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

Florida School of the Arts instructor and gallery coordinator Sarah Alexander said that the exhibition, titled Intersection, is a compilation of large aluminum sculptures, some of which will be displayed outside, as well as smaller sculptures and drawings which will be located inside the gallery.

Coon holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia and a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts. The retired professor lives in Vero Beach and has exhibited his large-scale outdoor sculptures and smaller works throughout the United States as well as in Mexico.

FFlorida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate degree in the following areas of study: acting, dance performance, musical theater, stage management, theater technology, graphic design/new media and studio art. The School serves the entire state of Florida. Admission is based on an audition or portfolio review, an interview with the faculty and admission to SJR State.

Students produce and perform in approximately four visual arts exhibitions and 10 performances each year. For more information about Florida School of the Arts call (386) 312-4300 or visit online at


"Stalemate," by Vero Beach artist Robert Coon. The artist's sculptures and drawings will be displayed in an exhibit titled Intersection at the Florida School of the Arts Main Gallery located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through April 1.

"Merlin's Compass," by Robert Coon