Values Day Spotlight

Jessica Rath artwork

This Tuesday, students will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop at the Gillespie Museum. Held from 2-3:15 P.M, the workshop will align with the theme of global citizenship, one of Stetson’s three core values. Three panelists will present the workshop: Cynthia Bennington, Karen Cole, and Jessica Rath. Students will be able to plant flowers, take part in a pollinator survey, and practice a deep listening exercise.

For attending the workshop, cultural credit is available. Students can have their IDs scanned in front of the Carlton Union Building between 3:15-5 P.M.

The Exhibition

From January 26th to March 3rd of next year, the Hand Art Center will be showcasing artist Jessica Rath’s exhibition, “a better nectar”. Rather uniquely, Rath’s art offers the experience to engage both the visual and auditory senses. The subject matter focuses on bumblebees and their role in pollination. A combination of sculpture, light, and sound helps create a unique experience.

The Artist

Jessica Rath is an alum from the University of Missouri and the California Institute of the Arts. Currently, she is a professor at Art College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has been recognized and awarded for her work, particularly for her emphasis on environmental themes. More information on Rath and her artwork can be found at

A Unique Partnership

Bringing the work of Jessica Rath to the Hand Art Center has taken the efforts of many people collaborating across Stetson’s administration. The exhibition is part of the Artists and Lecturers Committee’s endeavor to bring talented speakers and performers to campus. The Committee must weigh the submitted requests of individuals from all corners of the university to find the best-suited events. Also, both the Creative Arts department and the Hand Art Center played a hand in bringing “a better nectar” to Stetson.

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