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Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
863-680-4743 http://www.flsouthern.edu/academics/schools-divisions/school-of-arts-sciences/melvin-gallery.aspx

September 2015

Robert Vickrey: Master of Magic Realism

September 4, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Exhibit runs September 4 - November 4, 2015. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, September 4 – 7:00 p.m. FSC is pleased to present the work of American master Robert Vickrey, one of the most celebrated magic realist artists of the twentieth century and perhaps the most storied artist to exhibit in the Melvin Art Gallery.  Credited with helping to revive the Renaissance tradition of egg tempera painting, Vickrey infused his hyper-realist paintings…

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November 2015

All Student Exhibition

November 13, 2015 - December 7, 2015
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Exhibit runs November 13 through December 7, 2015 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, November 13 – 7:00 p.m. You are invited to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current Florida Southern College art majors. Having gained a reputation as one of the strongest centers of art study in the southeast, FSC’s Department of Art and Art History provides exceptional faculty instruction, inspiration, and guidance for its extraordinarily talented…

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Opening Reception: All-Student Exhibition

November 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Exhibition of works by current FSC students. Exhibit runs through December 7.

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January 2016

Mark Mitchell: Conceptual Pop Painter & Multimedia Artist

January 22, 2016 - February 19, 2016
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Exhibit runs January 22 - February 19. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and techniques to create a personal artistic statement, rich in meaning and social commentary. With a career as a creative director in advertising, this cutting edge…

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Mark Mitchell: Multimedia & Conceptual Pop Artist Reception

January 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Opening Reception: Friday, January 22, 2016 – 7 pm. An international multimedia artist specializing in the painting of conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell draws on the power of  mass media and pop culture, repurposing contemporary icons, imagery, and techniques to create a personal artistic statement, rich in meaning and social commentary. With a career as a creative director in advertising, this cutting edge artist learned how to put concept first and manipulate imagery to surprise, provoke, and reward the viewer. …

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March 2016

Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 18, 2016 - March 31, 2016
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Melvin Gallery

Exhibit runs from March 18 - March 31. Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session.Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. Featuring the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, this exciting thesis exhibition provides a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print and digital media. Sharing the culmination of their collegiate study, they will engage, challenge, and impress, affirming their reputation as a…

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Opening Reception: Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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March 18 at 7pm. Featuring the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, this exciting thesis exhibition provides a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print and digital media. Sharing the culmination of their collegiate study, they will engage, challenge, and impress, affirming their reputation as a cohort ready for the professional world or for top graduate schools.  An added highlight of the opening reception is the announcement of…

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April 2016

Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 8, 2016 - April 28, 2016
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Melvin Gallery

April 8 through April 28, 2016 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 2016 – 7:00 p.m. We are proud to present the annual senior thesis exhibition in studio art. This capstone show, celebrating the skill, talent, and creativity of our seniors, serves as evidence of their deserved reputations as highly sought-after students for top graduate programs.  Please join them as they share the culmination of their FSC study in this exhibition,…

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May 2016

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Exhibition

May 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Melvin Gallery

May 13 through June 17, 2016 Gallery hours are 9am-4pm weekdays, when school is in session. Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 – 6:00 p.m. Art exhibition: Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free)For over thirty years, the Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild. Founded in 1952, the Guild is Lakeland’s oldest community arts organization with its members known regionally and nationally for their originality, skill, and finesse. Once again, the Melvin Art Gallery…

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Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Invitational Art Show

May 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 17, 2016

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm when college is in session. The opening reception is from 6-8pm on Friday, May 13.

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Opening Reception: 45th Annual LAG Spring Exhibition

May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Opening reception from 6-8pm, Friday, May 13. Lakeland Art Guild 45th Annual Members Only Invitational Art Show. Open To All Members of Lakeland Art Guild / Bartow Art Guild. Melvin Art Gallery has hosted the Annual Spring exhibition of the Lakeland Art Guild for over 30 years. The exhibit runs through June 17. Melvin Art Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm when college is in session.  

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September 2016

The Essence of Europe

September 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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M-F, 9a-4p. Closed Labor Day.
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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THE ESSENCE OF EUROPE: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2016 STUDY ABROAD TRIP September 2 through September 16, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery Gallery Hours are weekdays from 9am-4pm when school is in session. During the month of May, Florida Southern students and faculty embarked on a study-abroad trip to Europe, traveling to Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, and England. Photographs, taken by students in advanced and beginning digital photography courses taught by Sam Romero,…

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An Homage to Architecture

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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AN HOMAGE TO ARCHITECTURE: September 23 through November 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 23 – 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm when school is in session. Melvin Art Gallery Through the master strokes of Richard Haas, architecture and painting merge as one. Lauded as one of the great modern illusionistic artists and muralists of our day, Haas has taken buildings as his career-long theme and created a distinct niche in the art world, inspired by three-dimensional structures of the…

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Opening Reception: An Homage to Architecture

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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AN HOMAGE TO ARCHITECTURE: Richard Haas, Master of Trompe l'oeil The exhibit runs from September 23 through November 4, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, September 23 – 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: M-F, 9am-4pm when school is in session. Melvin Art Gallery Through the master strokes of Richard Haas, architecture and painting merge as one. Lauded as one of the great modern illusionistic artists and muralists of our day, Haas has taken buildings as his career-long theme and created a distinct niche…

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November 2016

Student Art Exhibition

November 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - December 9, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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ALL-STUDENT EXHIBITION November 11 through December 9, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, November 11 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We invite you to join us for this annual exhibition showcasing the work of current FSC art majors. With a reputation as one of the strongest centers of art study in the southeast, FSC’s Department of Art and Art History provides exceptional faculty instruction, inspiration, and guidance for its extraordinarily talented students, as demonstrated by the works displayed in this show.…

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January 2017

Mysterious Art of Steven Kenny

January 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - February 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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MANIFEST CONTENT: THE MYSTERIOUS ART OF STEVEN KENNY January 20 through February 24, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, January 20 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery (Admission: Free) For this opening spring exhibition, you are invited into the surreal world of Steven Kenny.  In his paintings, human figures and elements of nature coexist in uncanny ways, creating symbolic juxtapositions that allude to our being an integral part of the external, natural world, while reflecting simultaneously upon the ongoing evolution and exploration of our internal…

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March 2017

Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - March 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN THESIS EXHIBITION March 17 through March 31, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, March 17, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery This exciting exhibition features the work of Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students, providing a glimpse into the creativity, resourcefulness, and professionalism brought by these gifted artists to the areas of print and digital media. As they share the culmination of their collegiate study, they will engage, challenge, and impress, affirming their reputation as a cohort ready…

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April 2017

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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SENIOR STUDIO ART THESIS EXHIBITION April 7 through April 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery We are delighted to present this capstone senior studio art thesis exhibition in celebration of the skill, talent, and creativity of our senior art majors. Highly sought-after for top graduate programs throughout the country, these talented students share their summative collegiate works and well-articulated creative theses in a show where you will be both impressed and inspired…

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LAG Spring Exhibition

April 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Lakeland Art Guild juried show hosted by the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History for over 30 years. Exhibit runs through June 9. Open 9am-4:30pm, weekdays.

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May 2017

Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

May 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - June 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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ANNUAL LAKELAND ART GUILD SPRING EXHIBITION May 12 through June 9, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, May 12, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. Melvin Art Gallery In support of – and collaboration with – the Lakeland Art Guild, the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History has hosted the Annual Spring Exhibition for over thirty years. Presenting the work of the members of this collective, known regionally and nationally for their originality, skill, and finesse, the Melvin Art Gallery is…

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Opening Reception: Spring Exhibition

May 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Lakeland Art Guild juried show hosted by the Florida Southern College Department of Art and Art History for over 30 years. Exhibit opens May 12 and runs through June 9. Open 9am-4:30pm, weekdays.

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September 2017

Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin: Opening Reception

September 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Through Students’ Eyes: Photography and Artwork from the 2017 Study Abroad Trip During the month of May, Florida Southern students embarked on a study-abroad trip to Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Led by Dr. Alex Rich and Professors Sarah Brewington and Eric Blackmore, our students immersed themselves in the cultures of these cities and were pushed to consider these hubs of the art world from art historical and photographic points-of-view. This mixed-media exhibition offers a collection of reflective student works created…

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Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin Through Students’ Eyes

September 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 15, 2017

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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 Photography and Artwork from the 2017 Study Abroad Trip During the month of May, Florida Southern students embarked on a study-abroad trip to Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Led by Dr. Alex Rich and Professors Sarah Brewington and Eric Blackmore, our students immersed themselves in the cultures of these cities and were pushed to consider these hubs of the art world from art historical and photographic points-of-view. This mixed-media exhibition offers a collection of reflective student works created during and inspired…

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Disruption and Conversation: Opening Reception

September 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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 Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing the prominent idea that the final image should be unaltered and composed entirely in-camera. His incomparable precision resulted in seamless, transformative dreamscapes that trick the…

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Disruption and Conversation: Jerry N. Uelsmann, 50 Years in the Darkroom

September 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until November 3, 2017

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Following the Melvin Gallery’s first-ever spring Pop-Up exhibition, we are pleased to present a retrospective of Jerry N. Uelsmann’s fifty-year career. Long before the invention of Adobe Photoshop, Uelsmann created photomontages by exposing multiple film negatives onto a singular sheet of photo paper in the darkroom, opposing the prominent idea that the final image should be unaltered and composed entirely in-camera. His incomparable precision resulted in seamless, transformative dreamscapes that trick the eye into momentarily believing what is seen. Venue:…

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November 2017

Student Art Exhibition – Opening Reception

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Annual All-Student Exhibition Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. The prestigious Florida Art Award is presented to a junior studio art major at the opening reception. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery November…

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Annual FSC All-Student Exhibition

November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until December 8, 2017

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Join us for a celebration of current work created by Florida Southern College art majors. This exhibition showcases the exceptional skills of our talented freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in all media. The breadth of the Department of Art and Art History is emphasized as we feature works in ceramics, painting, digital illustration, printmaking, and sculpture. The prestigious Florida Art Award is presented to a junior studio art major at the opening reception. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery November 13 to December…

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January 2018

Presences: Opening Reception

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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New Work by Yolanda Sánchez Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through Sánchez’s energetic use of line and color, viewers to this exhibition will discover their own moments of inspiration. Venue: Melvin…

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Presences: New Work by Yolanda Sánchez

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Through colorful passages of fluttering brushstrokes, Yolanda Sánchez translates the sensory experiences and transience of nature onto canvas and paper. Inspired by her investigations of the underlying power of eastern philosophy and art, Sánchez’s diaphanous, gestural forms encourage the eye to twirl and rest with each mark, evoking her training in dance and calligraphy. Through Sánchez’s energetic use of line and color, viewers to this exhibition will discover their own moments of inspiration. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery January 22 to…

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March 2018

Graphic Design: Opening Reception

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 needed to enter a graphic design field. Awards are presented at the opening reception to our top three talented students.…

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Senior Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 30, 2018

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 needed to enter a graphic design field. Awards are presented at the opening reception to our top three talented students. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery March…

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April 2018

Studio Art: Opening Reception

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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’ refreshing approaches are celebrated at the opening reception, culminating with the presentation of the John R. Reuter Award. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery April 6 to…

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Senior Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 27, 2018

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 the opening reception, culminating with the presentation of the John R. Reuter Award. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery April 9 to April 27, 2018 Opening Reception:…

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May 2018

Lakeland Art Guild – Opening Reception

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 to bring together the members of our community to recognize our homegrown talent. Join us at the opening for the announcement of awards given by…

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Annual Lakeland Art Guild Spring Exhibition

May 14 - June 8
Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 our community to recognize our homegrown talent. Join us at the opening for the announcement of awards given by select judges. Venue: Melvin Art Gallery…

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August 2018

Iceland and Ireland

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until September 7, 2018

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Photography from the 2018 Student Study Abroad Trip  During the month of May, Florida Southern students embarked on a study-abroad trip to Iceland and Ireland.  The photographs in this show, taken by students enrolled in advanced and beginning digital photography courses taught by trip leaders Eric Blackmore and Sam Romero, document their travels and unique cultural encounters.  The selected images, including submissions by the faculty themselves, were then edited, refined, and printed by the students for this fascinating exhibition. August…

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September 2018

Sad Tropics

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 2, 2018

Melvin Gallery, Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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 A site-specific multimedia installation and our first collaborative exhibition with the Polk Museum of Art at FSC, Sad Tropics will be produced exclusively by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa. Inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss’ book title Tristes Tropiques, this exhibition focuses on the psychological landscape of paradise, the topics, and mythology of Florida.  Through photographic murals, videos, and a themed installation at the Polk Museum gift shop, the artists will celebrate and critique the eccentricities…

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