CALL FOR ARTWORK // Finding Home: The Global Refugee Crisis

Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017

The University of Central Florida Art Gallery is holding a call for submissions: Finding Home: The Global Refugee Crisis "After seventeen years here, I am certain of at least one thing: the liberal idea of America is at its best in advertising." — Sepha Stephanos in The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, and inspired by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Dinaw Mengestu’s first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (2007), the... Read More

LECTURE: Keri Watson

Feb 28, 2017

LECTURE w/  Keri Watson  Curatorial Talk Tuesday, February 28 1:00pm - 2:00pm       Keri Watson is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Central Florida, and has curated the exhibition In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape, which will open at the University of Central Florida Art Gallery on February 26, 2017. Managed by Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read offers grants to support innovative community... Read More

ARTIST TALK: Josh Jalbert

Mar 23, 2017

ARTIST TALK w/ Josh Jalbert Thursday, March  23 3:00pm – 4:00pm             Josh Jalbert is an artist and educator working in photography. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s MFA program, and a doctoral candidate at the European Graduate School. He is a Professor in the Photography Department at Savannah College of Art and Design and is represented by Galerie 124 in Savannah, Georgia. "Photography, for me, is a... Read More

ARTIST TALK: Coco Fusco

Mar 31, 2017

ARTIST TALK w/  Coco Fusco Friday, March 31 11:00am – 12:00pm   "... I wanted to make sense out of the clashes between cultures that cause so many of us so much trouble and pain, but I chose to do so within the realm of art." -Coco Fusco     Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator, who lives and works in North America. For much of her work explores the politics of gender, race, war, and identity through multi-media productions... Read More

LECTURE: Dale Slongwhite

Mar 1, 2017

LECTURE w/ Dale Slongwhite Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food Wednesday, March 1 1:00pm - 2:00pm     Dale Slongwhite will discuss her book, Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food, which presents oral histories of African American farmworkers whose lives were forever altered by one of the most disturbing pesticide exposure incidents in United States’ history. Free and Open to the Public!     About the Author: In Fed Up, Dale Slongwhite... Read More

LECTURE: Susan Shillinglaw

Mar 3, 2017

Please join us in the Gallery for LECTURE w/  Susan Shillinglaw  The Legacy of Steinbeck Friday, March 3 3:00pm - 5:00pm         Key Note Speaker Susan Shillinglaw is a Professor of English at San Jose State University, Director of the National Steinbeck Center, and author of Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage, On Reading The Grapes of Wrath, and A Journey into Steinbeck’s California, will discuss Steinbeck and the legacy of The... Read More

ARTIST TALK: Will Cotton

Jan 26, 2017

  ARTIST TALK w/ Will Cotton Thursday, January 26 4:00pm – 5:00pm       Will Cotton is an American Artist with work ranging from painting, printmaking, drawing and sculpture. Interested in cultural iconography, Cotton’s art makes use of the common language of consumer culture shared across geographical boundaries. He considers the visual threads in his work, drawn from imagery ranging from the Candy Land board game and gingerbread houses to pinup art and... Read More

ARTIST TALK: Bea Nettles

Jan 24, 2017

Please join us in the Gallery for   ARTIST TALK w/ Bea Nettles Tuesday, January 24 2:30pm – 3:30pm         In conjunction with UCF’s Special Collections, Bea Nettles will talk about her photography, artist books and career spanning 40 years. Many of her books from the Special Collection’s permanent collection will be available to view. Be a Nettles'  artists' books and photographic works often using alternative photographic processes,... Read More

LECTURE: Cindy Hahamovitch

Mar 2, 2017

LECTURE w/  Cindy  Hahamovitch  The Fruits of Their Labor: Atlantic Coast Farmworkers and the Making of Migrant Poverty, 1870 - 1945 Thursday, March 2 3:00pm - 5:00pm Followed by a  Book Signing with Cindy Hahamovitch and Panel Discussion               In 1933 Congress granted American laborers the right of collective bargaining, but farmworkers got no New Deal. Cindy Hahamovitch's pathbreaking account of migrant farmworkers... Read More

ARTIST TALK: Cesar Cornejo

Mar 1, 2017

Please join us in the Gallery for   ARTIST TALK w/ Cesar Cornejo Wednesday, March 1 10:00am - 11:15am         Cesar Cornejo, Associate Professor of Sculpture and Extended Media at the University of South Florida and Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Sculpture Space grantee will give a talk on his work. Cornejo has been awarded grants and residencies from the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, Creative Capital... Read More

LECTURE: John Fauth

Feb 28, 2017

Please join us in the Gallery for Lecture w/ John Fauth: Environmental Concerns on the Little Econ Tuesday, February 28th 3:00pm - 4:00pm       John Fauth, Associate Professor of Biology at UCF and expert in ecology, evolution, conservation and restoration biology, and herpetology, will give a talk on environmental issues and the Econ River. John's research extends into quantitative and experimental ecology, with special emphasis on amphibians & reptiles,... Read More

FILM SCREENING: A Roll for Peter

Jan 19, 2017

Please join us in the Gallery for     FILM SCREENING:  A Roll for Peter  January 19 7:00pm – 9:00pm      Following the Public Reception for the Exhibition Florida Noir: Sunny Place with Shady Circumstances       A tribute to the late Filmmaker Peter Hutton, A Roll for Peter will be screened at the UCF Art Gallery.  Twenty-plus former students, colleagues, and admirers of Peter Hutton answered an invitation to shoot A ROLL... Read More

ARTIST TALK: Brooks Dierdorff

Nov 14, 2016

Please join us in the Gallery for an Artist Talk w/ Brooks Dierdorff November 14 at 11:00 am   One of the exhibiting artists currently on display in the Faculty Exhibition, Brooks Dierdorff is an artist working in photography, video, sculpture and performance. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally at galleries that include Salander O’Rielly in New York; Punch Gallery in Seattle; the Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland; High Desert Test Sites in... Read More

ARTIST TALK: RYAN BUYSSENS

Nov 21, 2016

Please join us in the Gallery for an Artist Talk w/ Ryan Buyssens November 21 at 2:30 pm   One of the exhibiting artist currently on display in the Faculty Exhibition, Ryan Buyssens was born and raised near Detroit, MI; an environment that imparted a rich, lifelong influence from the automotive industry’s mechanized culture. A recipient of the North Carolina Arts Fellowship for 2012/13, he exhibits his work internationally. As an artist, inventor and maker of kinetic... Read More

ARTIST TALK: MATTHEW MOSHER

Nov 17, 2016

Please join us in the Gallery for an Artist Talk w/ Matthew Mosher November 17 at 10:00 am One of the exhibiting artists currently on display in the Faculty Exhibition, Matthew Mosher is an intermedia artist and mixed methods research professor focusing on embodied experiential systems. He received his BFA in Furniture Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and his MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University in 2012.  While in Phoenix, Arizona he co-founded... Read More

ARTIST TALK: MARIA HARRINGTON

Nov 16, 2016

Please join us in the Gallery for an Artist Talk w/ Maria Harrington November 16 at 2:00 pm   One of the exhibiting artists currently on display in the Faculty Exhibition, Maria C. R. Harrington is an assistant professor of digital media at the University of Central Florida. She is an American information scientist and artist who studies virtual reality for learning, ecological simulation technologies, serious games with respect to causal modeling, human-computer (and... Read More

ARTIST TALK: MARIA SANTANA

Nov 7, 2016

Please join us in the Gallery for an Artist Talk w/ Maria Santana   November 7 at 11:30am   One of the exhibiting artists currently on display in the Faculty Exhibition, M. C. Santana is an Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of  UCF Women’s and Gender Studies Program.  Her research interests include women’s history, media representation, human trafficking, global issues and mass communication. Santana is a former photojournalist and... Read More

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