Fall 2015

Oscar Bluemner and the Orient


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)


August 21 – October 17, 2015

Opening Reception: August 28, 2015

The DRIFTERS PROJECT, begun by Pam Longobardi in 2006 after encountering the mountainous piles of plastic the ocean was regurgitating on remote Hawaiian beaches,  has worked directly through local sponsorship, small grant support and personal expenditure by cleaning beaches and working with communities in Beijing, China (NY Arts Beijing, 2008); in Atlanta, Georgia (New Genre Landscape, 2008); in Nicoya, Costa Rica (Chorotega Sede/Universidad Nacional, 2009); in Samothraki, Greece (EVROS Cultural Association and PAI 2010); in Monaco (Nouveau Museé National de Monaco 2011); in Seward, Alaska and Alaskan Peninsula, Katmai National Park as part of the GYRE Expedition (Alaska SeaLife Center 2011, Anchorage Museum 2013-4 and CDC Museum in Atlanta, 2015); in Kefalonia, Greece (Ionion Center, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) with the 2014 birth of Plastic Free Island, and in Armila, Panama with a collaboration with the women artists of the Guna Yala community there.  Longobardi and the Drifters Project was recently featured in National Geographic, commissioned for the cover of SIERRA magazine, and was a guest on the Weather Channel.

Image: Shipwreck, Found marine debris, wire mesh, silicone, Pam Logobardi