25th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
November 7th – December 5th
Each year an undergraduate juried student exhibit is held in order to showcase the amazing talent of Stetson’s students of all majors. The show offers a platform to a wide audience the range and significance of the visual arts to the general public. It is designed to celebrate students’ creativity expand their imaginations and encourage their exploration of the arts. Pieces of all mediums were submitted and a stand out variety of pieces represent all the creativity Stetson’s students have to offer.
Honey Child – Eliza Colmes
Mixed Media/Projection Mapping and Oil Painting
Recipient of the AnnWest Hall Best of Show award.
Oscar Bluemner’s America: Lost and Found
September 5 -December 5th
Oscar Bluemner’s America: New England Scenes continues the project of the Hand Art Center to display and investigate the extensive collection of artwork by Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) bequeathed to Stetson University by the artist’s daughter. This exhibition focuses on scenes from New England states. Although many artists had portrayed the white churches and picturesque fishing villages of New England as icons of patriotic Americana, Bluemner chose grittier sites. In Laconia, New Hampshire ,
for example, he counters the typical white church steeple with a red factory chimney. In New England, as elsewhere, he sought distinctive American subjects in: “things and scenes most closely interwoven with the progress of life, [rather] than . . . those which belong only to a separated – idle – class of rich people . . . the portions of towns and villages where the laboring people exist, where original nature mingles with the most typical and essential work of man in ‘improving’ . . . housing and crops, or moving goods by water or rail.”i New England scenes favored by Bluemner included stone quarries, back alleys, and industrial ports.