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FGCU Art Gallery Presents "Finals: Fall Senior Project Exhibitions"

FORT MYERS, FL - The Galleries at Florida Gulf Coast University presents "Finals: Fall Senior Project Exhibitions," with an opening reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Art Gallery. The show runs through Dec. 12.

At the end of their studies, each art major must complete a senior project in which he or she successfully plans, creates and executes a body of work that is conceptually strong and technically proficient. The completed projects are presented in a campus exhibition open to the University community and the general public. Following is a list of each graduating artist and the title of their exhibition.

Katie Bardis -"Intransition," a surreal view through the doorway of time.

Robert Bender - "TV: Programming a Generation," a look at how television affects society's ability to critically think about the information presented.

James T. Crumity - "Rediscovering Community," a portrait of the Dunbar neighborhood in Fort Myers detailing the resident's opinion of the pending redevelopment, which plans to boost the community's appearance for economic and social growth; and the importance art plays in transforming public space.

Maribel Gomez - "21 Circles," a photographic piece expressing the relationship and differences between generations.

Jen House - "Mochi," exploring the relationship between humans and animals through a series of ceramic sculpted rabbit portraits.

Weston Joslyn - "Becoming Viral," a mixed media visual commentary exploring the influence of commercialism on human expression.

Kevin VanHall - "Decibel:: Portraits By A Headbanger," this body of works is a gritty depiction of members of the band BORN OF DUST.

Visitors to the gallery will also be able to stroll over to the newly renamed ArtLab (formerly known as the Library Gallery) to see "13 Sculptors," which showcases the art of Sculpture Workshop students who worked independently realizing their unique vision beyond the constraints of classroom assignments. Through their personal journey, these students identified concepts, techniques and materials, which they explored throughout the semester. "13 Sculptors" includes works in a wide range of materials from small bronze castings, to digital media, to large-scale environmental sculptures.

The Art Gallery is located inside the Arts Complex on FGCU's main campus. The University is located off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, east of I-75 between exits 123 and 128. Parking is available in Lot 7 for gallery visitors; parking passes are available at the parking kiosk located at the University's entrance.

For further information on this exhibition and others, visit the Art Gallery's Website:, or contact interim director Anica Sturdivant at (239) 590-7199.

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