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Smithsonian Museum Day 2015

September 26th, 2015 10:00AM-4:00PM

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free. DeLand and the Hand Art Center will be participating in Museum day on September 26th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. A list of participating local museums are listed above. There will also be a shuttle service from 10:30AM until 4:30PM so you can have easy transfer to different museums in the area.

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Opening Reception

August 28th 6:00PM-8:00PM

Hand Art Center

Join us as we have our formal opening for our fall exhibits. These exhibits include Oscar Bluemner and the Orient, The Drifters Exhibition, and the fall Digital Arts Faculty Exhibit. Students can come for cultural credit and refreshments will be provided as well. Invite a friend!

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Fall 2015

Oscar Bluemner and the Orient

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Image: Bristol (Quincy Adams), Charcoal on paper, Oscar Bluemner

Works from the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection

August 14 – December 4, 2015

A selection of artworks by American Modernist Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938) shown alongside Japanese woodblock prints from the artists collection. Conservation of the Japanese prints was made possible by a grant from the Stockman Family Foundation.

CREATIVE ARTS FACULTY FOCUS: Works by Ethan Greene & Nathan Wolek

August 14 – October 17, 2015

Nathan Wolek

A audio artist and researcher whose work encompasses advanced signal processing techniques, multimedia performance, sound studies, and electronic music history. His music and sound art feature gradually changing textures, quivering pulses and environmental recordings of personal significance. Wolek has presented his creative and scholarly work across the United States, in addition to engagements in Germany, Norway, Canada, Greece, and Brazil.

At Stetson, Wolek is currently chair of the Creative Arts Department and teaches FSEM 100 Our Sonic World, DIGA 161A Digital Audio Fundamentals and DIGA 461 Computer Music.

Ethan Frederick Greene (b. 1982)

A sound artist and audio engineer, working in a wide variety of genres and media. A frequent collaborator with filmmakers, choreographers and videogame developers, his music has appeared on Showtime, National Geographic Network, and PBS; as well as on mobile and console game platforms, and in galleries and concert halls around the world. As an Assistant Professor of Digital Arts at Stetson, Ethan teaches courses in digital audio, recording and production, electronic music and hip-hop studies.

Image: Ethan Greene (Right) Nathan Wolek (Left)

PAM LONGOBARDI: Drifters


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August 21- October 17th, 2015

Artist Pam Longobardi, originator of the DRIFTERS Project, provides a visual statement in her work about the engine of global consumption and the vast amounts of plastic objects and their impact on the world’s most remote places and its creatures. In 2006, she began collecting and utilizing “mountainous piles” of plastic debris the ocean was depositing on the remote shores of Hawaii. Longobardi’s work is framed within a conversation about globalism and conservation.