- Date & Time
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:00am — through
Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:00am
The Fine Arts College Council (FAAC) at the University of Florida (UF) is pleased to present the 2016-2017 FACC Student Juried Arts Exhibition February 21- March 2, 2017 in University Gallery on UF’s campus. This exhibition features graduate and undergraduate student work. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. with an awards presentation at 7 p.m.
From sculpture and installation to ceramics, painting, photography and video, the exhibition features the work of students from the College of the Arts in the School of Art + Art History and a special dance performance by students from the School of Theatre + Dance.
This exhibition will be juried by Sean J. Donaher, who has been an Arts Administrator and Curator for the past 23 years. Most recently, Donaher served as Executive Director & Curator of CEPA Gallery, one of the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit photographic galleries, where he managed a highly regarded exhibition and residency program presenting tightly curated groups of international and regional artists exploring relevant social political trends through challenging thematic exhibitions. As Director of CEPA, Donaher also oversaw an innovative and transformative year-round arts education program that received a 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, the nation’s highest honor for out of school arts program. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Donaher served as CEPA’s Artistic Director as well as Executive Director & Curator of Big Orbit Gallery, a regional experimental project space that focused on large scale site specific installation work and performance art.
In addition to his experience as an arts administrator and curator, Mr. Donaher has done extensive work with the New York State Council on the Arts, serving as Chair of both the Arts Education and Visual Arts Grant Panels numerous times. He has lectured extensively on Professional Practices for artists and has taught Graduate Seminar at the Visual Studies Department at the University at Buffalo. He is a recipient of Business First’s prestigious 40 Under 40 award and is a current member of Oishei Leaders. Mr. Donaher studied printmaking and photography at the University at Buffalo and continues live in the Queen City with his wife and two sons.
“The event provides an exciting opportunity for students to share their work with the community,” said Diogo Carvalho, president of UF’s Fine Arts College Council. “Eight awards will be presented during the reception, including music composition and dance performance.”
This is the seventh year the exhibition has been organized by the Fine Arts College Council, which builds on the more than 30-year history of the School of Art + Art History Juried Exhibition. For more information, visit http://cfasje.wordpress.com.
Tori Beth Bell
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