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Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College

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111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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April 2018

Studio Art: Opening Reception

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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, 2018 - April 27, 2018
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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, 2018 - June 8, 2018
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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, 2018 - November 2, 2018
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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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March 2019

Graphic Design Exhibit

March 15, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Melvin/Burks Galleries at 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 & Burks Art Galleries as part of their thesis.  At times humorous, clever, and surprising, the ideas presented by our students still maintain the professionalism needed to enter the Graphic Design Field.  Awards, presented at the opening reception to our top three talented students. SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGN…

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April 2019

FSC Art Exhibit

April 5, 2019 - April 26, 2019
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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 Our final student exhibition showcases artwork created by Florida Southern’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 artist expression and creation.  The results of their refreshingly artistic individual approaches to studio art production are celebrated at the opening reception, culminating with the presentation of the John R. Reuter Award. STUDIO ART SENIOR THESIS EXHIBITION…

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August 2019

“Iceland and Ireland through Students’ Eyes: Photography from the 2019 Study Abroad Trip”

August 30, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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August 30 through September 13, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free During the month of May 2019, Florida Southern students embarked on a study abroad trip to Iceland and Ireland. Photographs, taken by students and faculty alike in advanced and beginning digital photography courses taught by Elizabeth Hults and Sam Romero, documented their travels and unique cultural encounters. The selected images were…

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September 2019

“Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity”

September 27, 2019 - November 1, 2019
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years old, he was excited to bring his adventurous and innovative work to the Polk…

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 “Pierre Henri Matisse: Sparks of Creativity” opening reception

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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September 27 through November 1, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  Like his renowned grandfather Henri before him, Pierre Henri Matisse made art — and creativity — his life’s passion. The French-born Pierre moved to Florida in the 1960s, and, before his passing in July at 91 years old, he was excited to bring his adventurous and innovative work to the Polk Museum for the first time. Now, we honor him with an…

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January 2020

“Janet Siegel Rogers: The Mystery of Color”

January 17 - February 21
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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January 17 through February 21, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  In her encaustic paintings, Janet Siegel Rogers translates the aura of time and place into layers of oil paint suspended in beeswax. Through her subtle use of pulsating shifts between different color hues, Rogers explores the nuances of color, creating the illusion of movement as light shines through her works. Ethereal and contemplative,…

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March 2020

CANCELLED Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

March 13 - March 27
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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March 13 through March 27, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  As you may have noticed from past exhibitions, Florida Southern’s senior graphic design students are challenged each year to create a fictitious company. They are then responsible for creating its print and digital materials, products, and storefront displays in the Melvin/Burks Art Galleries as part of their thesis. At times humorous,…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

April 3 - April 24
Melvin/Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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April 3 through April 24, 2020 Opening Reception: Friday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free  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 artist expression and creation. Their refreshing artistic…

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