Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

Lakeland Art Guild

For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and to bring together the members of […]

Lakeland Art Guild – Opening Reception

Lakeland Art Guild

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has partnered with the Lakeland Art Guild to host their annual spring exhibition. Founded in 1952, the Lakeland Art Guild is the oldest local community arts organization in Polk County. We are pleased to exhibit works created by local artists and […]

A Celebration of the Flute!

Featuring Artists: Colleen Blagov, flute; Cheryl Tschanz, piano What instrument carries with it so much brilliance, fun, etherealism, and poetry? Why – the flute! As noted by our extraordinary flute colleague, Colleen Blagov, the flute speaks volumes, and at so many levels. We are fortunate this year to engage our remarkable flutist in a special […]

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Melvin Gallery

Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’s own senior studio art students. Each senior explores a unique central idea over the course of a year and creates a thematic body of work that conveys the technical and experiential nature of artistic expression and creation. These artists’ refreshing approaches are celebrated at […]

Studio Art: Opening Reception

Melvin Gallery

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern College’s own senior studio art students. Each senior explores a unique central idea over the course of a year and creates a thematic body of work that conveys the technical and experiential nature of artistic expression and creation. These artists’ […]

Celebration of Composers’ 2018 Anniversaries: Bernstein, Debussy, and Joplin

Artist: Fen-Fang Chen, artistic director In any year characterized by hordes of unknown anniversaries, how wonderful to see that we are nevertheless visited by celebrations that are also truly meaningful, such as the 100th anniversaries of composers’ deaths (Claude Debussy and Scott Joplin) and the 100th anniversaries of composers’ births (Leonard Bernstein). This year, Fen-Fang […]

Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

Each year, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged to create a fictitious company; they are then responsible for creating its print and digital materials, products, and storefront displays in the Melvin Gallery as part of their thesis. At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our students still maintain the professionalism […]

Graphic Design: Opening Reception

Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition Each year, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged to create a fictitious company; they are then responsible for creating its print and digital materials, products, and storefront displays in the Melvin Gallery as part of their thesis. At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our […]

Treasures for the Violin and Piano

Featuring Artists: Rimma Bergeron-Langlois, violin; Keiko Andrews, piano Oh my – how we missed her last season! Fortunately, she agreed to return to our recital season this year, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Once again, tapping on her extraordinary piano colleague, Keiko Williams, Rimma Bergeron-Langlois will explore and exploit the extraordinary repertoire for violin […]

For the Love of Music: An Evening With Rita Fandrich and Friends

Featuring Artists: Rita Fandrich, piano Fernando Traba, Betsy Traba, Stacey McColley, Richard Sparrow, and Dione Sparrow How thrilled we are this year to offer a beautiful performance by our extraordinary piano artist-in-residence, Rita Fandrich! A member of the full-time faculty for decades, Professor Fandrich taught generations of students; performed as a soloist and chamber musician […]

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