Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mindsight exhibit at the Harn

Touching art displayed at museums is typically against the rules, but the Harn Museum of Art and the Gator Lions Club are inviting people to do just that April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held annually at the Harn Museum, MindSight is a program that encourages all participants, including those who are blind or visually impaired, to experience art through senses other than sight.

“This partnership celebrates a real connection between the mission of the Gator Lions Club and the mission of the museum to promote the power of the arts to inspire and educate people and enrich their lives,” said Bonnie Bernau, director of education at the Harn Museum. "Both groups endorse the concept that there are many ways to experience art, and this program gives everyone the opportunity to use senses beyond that of sight.”
Community artists and University of Florida student and faculty artists provided works of art to be explored through touch while the works are verbally described by student guides or the artists themselves. MindSight also invites those with sight to experience the artwork in the same way by wearing a blindfold.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Courtnay Micots

Courtnay Micots has been studying the Akan Twi language for two years and has received a Summer FLAS Fellowship that will allow her to return to Ghana for a third summer in order to develop her skills in the use of a variant Akan dialect of Fante, which she will use in her dissertation research.

Micots presented at the 17th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference in African Studies at Boston University during Spring Break, March 13-14, 2009. Her paper was titled "Statements of Bravado: The Development of Fante Shrines into Architectural and Sculptural Works of Art."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ligature 2009

Ligature 2009 is our annual graphic design event organized by the student group, voxGraphis. It consists of a juried exhibition of student work, a set of lectures by guest designers, special hands-on workshops and individual portfolio reviews. This year four nationally-recognized designers from New York and San Francisco visited our UF campus to inspire and educate students: Joshua Davis, Paul Sahre, Jim Datz and Stephanie Chen.

You can view the student design work in the Ligature show at:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Raymond Gonzalez Receives Award

Ceramics Teaching Lab Specialist Raymond Gonzalez was recently honored with the UF 2009 Superior Accomplishment Award. This award program recognizes faculty and staff members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service in their fields.
Congratulations Ray!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Charlie Cummings

Ceramics MFA student Charlie Cummings recently judged the 2009 Winter Fine Art Fair @ Tioga. Organized by The Gainesville Fine Arts Association; the fair featured over 70 regional artists and artisans. Charlie presented the following awards:

Best of Show - Dawn Miller
First Place - Angela Brown
Second Place - Bob Senesac
Award of Excellence - Steve Howell, Steve Auer, David Bellm, Mike Segal, Bob Karmarowskii
Award of Merit - Lyn White, Patsy Lindamood, Virginia Chen, Tim Harrison, Sharon Bartz

Chicken Day 2009

During a recent Sketchbook Development course taught by Lauren Lake, students spent the class studying and drawing two local hens (Goldie and Panther) thanks to University Gallery Coordinator and Registrar Carrie Westmark.

Monday, February 9, 2009


an art exhibition curated by Summer Zickefoose and Kelly Cobb
February 6th-27th, 2009 at the WARPhaus, 818 NW 1st Ave.

The Warphaus Gallery will be hosting the exhibition, On The Prairie, from February 6 – 27. Originally an homage to Payne's Prairie, the work in this exhibition generally seeks to understand and present ideas about this and other prairies. The exhibition is curated by Summer Zickefoose, with assistance from Kelly Cobb. Artists in the exhibition include Daniel Blochwitz, Kelly Cobb, Sarah Detweiler, Joe D'Uva, Jamie Kotewa Niess, Rob Millard-Mendez, Nancy Raen-Mendez, Danica Oudeans-Coale, Margaret Ross Tolbert, Merijn Van Der Heijden, Bill van Werden, and Summer Zickefoose, with media ranging from photography, drawing, printmaking, painting, sound, and sculpture.

WARPhaus gallery hours February 6th-27th:
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday 1-7pm
Wednesday 5-7pm
Friday 1-4pm
Sunday 3-5pm

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Currents: Contemporary Florida Ceramics

Juror's Choice Award Winners: Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, Stephanie Stuefer, Elliot Marquet

The juror's choice awards for Currents: Contemporary Florida Ceramics, a juried ceramics exhibition sponsored by H.O.T. Clay were announced Friday, January 23rd at the exhibition reception. The jurors Holly Hanessian and Anna Cullouri Holcombe awarded cash prizes to Cheyenne Chapman Rudolph, current ceramics MFA candidate Stephanie Stuefer, & Current Post-Bac Elliot Marquet.