29th Annual Juried Exhibit

November 2 – December 7, 2018

Opening Reception- November 2, 2018 6-8 p.m.

Water Buffalo Painting
“Water Buffalo” oil on canvas, 2017, Thanya Guevara
The Undergraduate Juries Arts Exhibition is designed to celebrate students’ creativity, grow their imagination and encourage their exploration of the arts. All Stetson Students regardless of major were able to submit up to 4 pieces of art for judging. Those who qualified have their artwork on display at the museum. Photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture are all available to observe. Culture credit is available.

Oscar Bluemner: Color Sketches

Works from the Vera Kouba Bluemner Collection
August 18 – December 7, 2018

Opening Reception- August 24, 2018 6-8pm

“Lodi”, 1911, Oscar Bluemner

During 1910-1911 Oscar Bluemner intensified his longtime practice of regular sketching expeditions in the countryside. The discovery of a new type of vivid colored pencils enabled him to put into practice his growing conviction that expressive color was the most important element in art. The drawings in this exhibition demonstrate Bluemner’s rapid assimilation of the various strands of Post-Impressionism.

The varied subjects include suburban roadways, canal-banks, near-mystical suns, as well as urban and figurative subjects. The freshness of vision in these works still communicates the artist’s excitement as he embarked on his new venture.

Alumni Focus: Sean Erwin

(Located in the Samson Building)
August 18 – December 7, 2018

Opening Reception- August 24, 2018 6-8pm

“Pheromone”, Ceramic Sculpture, Sean Erwin

Sean Erwin received an MFA from the University of South Florida in 2008 and BA in studio art from Stetson University in 2004. He currently resides in Deland, Florida working as a studio artist and adjunct professor for the visual arts department at Stetson University. He creates a narrative with his art as a way of understanding the human condition and those experiences that define our personal identities. The stories we tell help reveal personal archetypes, experiences, and myths that we, as humans, are capable of sharing through our unique sense of imagination.

Erwin’s work implements narrative as a device to engage the viewer while trying to understand some truth about human nature and the world around us. The work is initially derived from Erwin’s personal experiences and are then fictionalized into sculptural narratives. Often times the resulting narrative is satirical and humorous. Through humor, Erwin hopes to encourage a way of experiencing the world that will open us to the transcendent that informs it, and at the same time forms ourselves within it.