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Senior showcase: Art exhibits

The final art exhibit of the semester premiered on FGCU’s campus on Thursday, April 20 with an opening reception. The gallery, which was orchestrated by Patricia J. Fay and Mary Sullivan Voytek, Faculty Mentors and sponsored by U. Tobe, FineMark National Bank & Trust, the Smith Family Foundation of Estero, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, will stay on display until May 5. On the day of the opening reception, student presentations were announced at 5 p.m. in U. Tobe Recital Hall with a reception...

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James Franco and Kalup Linzy’s art exhibit might make you question your sanity, but in a cool way

James Franco and Kalup Linzy are either totally creative or totally crazy — maybe both. Either way, their art exhibition at Florida Southwestern College in Fort Myers was as entertaining as it was confusing. The exhibit, which opened in the Rauschenberg Gallery on Friday, April 7, featured bright orange walls covered in screens with big puffy black headphones hanging next to them. Upon first glance, you notice the huge compilation of thick black lines and photos climbing up the wall to form a family tree. The photos show Linzy dressed in drag — his typical performance-art look — under...

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FGCU students showcase their work at 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

The Arts Complex opened its latest exhibit on Thursday, March 23 on the Annual Juried Art Exhibit, which showcases art from FGCU students. The gallery, which is located in the Arts Complex on FGCU Campus in the Main Gallery, will remain on display until Thursday, April 6, with viewing hours Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery holds over 70 pieces, featuring a variety of art forms including ink, acrylic, oil on board, dry point, bronze, linocut, digital photography, fired ceramics, pen and ink, colored pencil, stoneware, wood, digital typography and more. When walking through...

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‘Typography’ highlights a misunderstood art form

Typography, which is described by professor Sasha Minsky as “the design and creation of type,” is a field of design that is often misunderstood. FGCU’s latest ArtLab exhibit is hoping to change that. On Thursday, Feb. 23, FGCU’s ArtLab introduced “Visual Language: The Art of Typography and Creative Writing.” This exhibit is the result of a collaboration between Minsky’s Special Topics Advanced Typography course and professor Jesse Millner’s Narrative Techniques creative writing course. Minsky chose four short stories from Millner’s students and then allowed her students to choose which story they would like to work with for an installation...

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‘Telemetry’ fuses art and engineering

Artist and paper engineer Matthew Shlian will present his installation, “Telemetry” Thursday, Jan. 26 – March 2 at the FGCU Arts Complex main gallery. There will be an artist talk by Shlian Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. in U. Tobe Hall located inside the music building, followed by a reception in the main gallery until 8 p.m. As a paper engineer, Shlian says his work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design. His artwork revolves around folded paper and complex geometric structures. “Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy...

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FGCU’s 24-Hour Festival moves to downtown

(Photos courtesy of Ghostbird Theatre Photography) Local theater group Ghostbird Theatre Company has taken the FGCU-based 24-Hour Festival under its wing after a decade of poems, musical scores, feature films and short plays. The festival brings content creators of all genres to one location, where participants wait to receive the prompts in which their work will be based off of. Then, over the next 24 hours, participants race against the clock to complete their final pieces with hopes of winning one of the four categories they can enter. In 2015, two years prior, the event hosted nearly 70 participants...

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Estero Art Show to feature more than 100 artists’ original artwork

The Estero Art Show returns for its 18th bi-annual year to present different mediums of art to residents in Southwest Florida. Hosted by the organization Hot Works, as well as producer and executive director Patty Narozny, the show which has outgrown its previous location at the Miromar Outlets, will feature more than 100 artists. The nonprofit organization which houses the Youth Art Program focuses on arts and education and will extend its focus on visual arts to the show to give residents the best art experience possible. There will be the opportunity to meet varying artists of differing mediums,...

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FGCU’s ‘The Tempest’ honors 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

The FGCU theatre program will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with its production of “The Tempest,” one of Shakespeare’s most well- known plays. According to a press release on behalf of the Bower School of Music & the Arts, theatre professor and director, Barry Cavin, “directs this classic Shakespearean piece with a modern twist.” The team of students performing the piece rehearses throughout the week, including every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and every other Friday and Saturday. “The Tempest” is set on a deserted island, where  magicial Prospero and his daughter Miranda have been...

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Latitudes and Longitudes gifted to FGCU Art Galleries

The room is still and peaceful. With its wooden floors and bright white lights, the gallery is a quaint artistic getaway among the bumble of activity in the library, just outside of the double glass doors. ‘Latitudes and Longitudes’ is an art exhibit currently featured on the FGCU campus. From Oct. 13 to Nov. 17, part of the art exhibit will be on display in the ArtLab, a gallery located on the first floor of the library, just inside of the West entrance. Another fraction of the exhibit will be featured in the library study area for an extended...

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Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center to host ‘Connect Networking’

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center will be hosting “The Sunny Side and the Shady Side of Amendment 1: What Floridians Need to Know” Oct. 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Connect Networking event is open to the public and allows for networking opportunities where people can socialize, expand their business or personal relationships and connect with those around them in the community. It is a quarterly event that was created to engage participants and educate them on informative topics through guest speakers. Connect Networking, hosted by Melissa Tschari DeHaven, will feature guest speakers voicing their concerns...

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