Florida School of the Arts presents paintings by Julia Morrisroe

Julia Morrisroe

Florida School of the Arts will present “All Must Fall,” an exhibition by Julia Morrisroe, University of Florida Professor in the School of Art and Art History. The mixed media exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, October 20 at 5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

According to Sarah Alexander Bjorn, FloArts instructor and gallery director, Morrisroe’s current project was developed from an examination into the question of how the “Good Life” is enshrined in public art and commemorative monuments. The question framed a course Morrisroe was teaching that delved into the fraught history regarding confederate monuments, which was brought to national attention by the White Nationalists attack in Charlottesville, the visit of Richard Spencer to the University of Florida, and the removal of a confederate monument from a local county courthouse.

“This research resonates with my long interest in medieval religious iconography and how images are used to embed meaning in culture,” Morrisroe said. “With over 700 monuments still standing in public spaces, I consider how monuments can become vehicles for transformation rather than agents of oppression and tyranny.” The exhibit runs through December 1.

FloArts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards associate degrees in acting, dance performance, musical theater, stage management, theater technology, graphic design/new media and studio art. Admission is based on an audition or portfolio review, an interview with the faculty and admission to SJR State. For more information about Florida School of the Arts, call 386-312-4300 or visit FloArts.

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