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FGCU Invites Public, Media to View Two Art Exhibitions Beginning Jan. 13

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public and media to two art exhibitions Thursday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Feb. 18 in both the Arts Complex and Library art galleries.

"Wild Color: A Selected Survey" begins 5 p.m., Thursday with an opening reception in the Arts Complex art gallery. The exhibit features representational works that use color in an assertive manner to clarify and reveal the world in which we live.

The show includes works by Wisconsin-based painter Charles Munch, New York City-based artist and educator Vincent Malta, and local photographer Oscar Thompson who explored the extraordinary possibilities of color in Southwest Florida.

Also included in the show are images created by the extremes of technology, from extraordinarily small images produced by electronic microscopes to large stellar images from the edges of the known universe.

Interim gallery director and associate professor of Art Morgan T. Paine curated the exhibit.

Admission to the Arts Complex art gallery is free and the gallery is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays observed by the University.

Also Thursday, the Library art gallery opens "Shared Vision: A Photographic Project."

"The photographs composing 'Shared Vision' are the result of a thoughtful cultural exchange that generated a unique dialog between photographers from Cuba and the United States," Paine said.

'Shared Vision' explores the simple, remote culture of Baracoa, Cuba, through the eyes of four artists. James Quine and Theresa Segal of St. Augustine, Fla., joined Cuban photographers José Martí and Lisette Solórzano to photograph the historic Cuban city for two weeks in spring 2003.

"The selected works offer an insightful glimpse into the landscape, history, and culture of Cuba's first colonized region," Paine said.

Admission to the Library art gallery is free. The gallery is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, excluding holidays observed by the University.

For more information, contact Paine at (239) 590-7164 or .

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