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 four graduating students on Thursday, April 6 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 new media design students Michaela Heine, Peyton Kennedy and Damian Mohammed, and studio art student Morgan Motes. “All four students have ambitions towards both book and graphic illustration,” said studio art professor Dan Askew, adding that the students will be showcasing personal illustration projects in both traditional and digital media.
Askew said that all visual art students, as part of their required Portfolio Presentation: Capstone Seminar course, are asked to take an introspective look at their development as an artist and produce a body of work outside of the normal FloArts curriculum. “Upon completion of the course, they will install their own exhibition of that work, along with some of their stronger pieces done at FloArts,” said Askew, 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 11. 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 floarts.org.
This illustration by Peyton Kennedy 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 6. The exhibits will be on display through May 11.
An illustration by Florida School of the Arts student Michaela Heine
An illustration by Florida School of the Arts student Damian Mohammed
A traditional illustration by Florida School of the Arts student Morgan Motes
An illustration by Florida School of the Arts student Peyton Kennedy
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