Student Art Gallery

A guide to exhibits in the Cynthia and Walter R. Graham, Jr. M.D. Student Art Gallery

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Student Art Gallery
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Building 12 • Second Floor East
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

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All gallery events are free.  Please note that UNF charges for parking.

 

 

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About the Gallery

The Thomas G. Carpenter Library collaborated with the Department of Art, Art History and Design to provide a dedicated student gallery space, the Cynthia and Walter R. Graham, Jr. M.D. Student Art Gallery, on the second floor of the Library. The space is curated by AAHD Faculty to showcase student work from classes across the program, with exhibits changing on a rotating basis throughout the calendar year.

Current Exhibit

Spring/Fall 2020 – Ceramics Exhibition

UNF Ceramics students showcase their wood fired stoneware vessels created during the 2019/2020 school year, under the direction of Ceramics Professor Stephen E. Heywood.

Student artists:  Jacob Jones, Miranda Martinez, Bree Ford, Caileigh Davis, Ryan Greene, Caelen Proctor, Rose Fink, Connor Connealy, CJ Morgan, Madison Schott, Makayla Adams, Amber Maddox, and Korina Stone.

Previous Exhibits

Summer printmaking exhibit

Summer 2019 – Summer Editions

A selection of prints by students taught by printmaking Professors Sheila Goloborotko & Andy Kozlowski.

Students enrolled in Intro to Printmaking ART 2440 in Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 created collaborative prints and used each other’s blocks to create rich imagery that explores formal graphic elements, use of color, transparencies, addressing numerous subject matters.

Some prints were created with the use of multi-layered carved linoleum blocks, others with added decorative papers bonded on top, a technique known as Chine-collé.

broadsides Fall 2019 - United States Bill of Rights Typographic Broadsides 
UNF Graphic Design and Digital Media students were challenged to produce two typographic broadsides of the Bill of Rights: a traditional version designed in black and white and a contemporary or experimental version that could use up to four spot colors.  The broadsides could incorporate only typographic elements (letters, numbers, rules, glyphs or ornaments); no illustrative or photographic imagery.  The students' designs present diverse commentaries on the Bill of Rights, touching on themes of reverence, nostalgia, tension, oppression, distortion, progress, evolution, misinterpretation, commodification, selectivity, clarity and obscurity.  The works were created during the fall 2018 course Graphic Design and Digital Media Publication Design with Professors Blake Coglianese and Beth Nabi.
An image from a student painting exhibit focusing on skin Fall 2018 - Figurative Painting

For this project, students explored the rendering of 'skin' in paint, examining works from the Permanent Collection and their own bodies for inspiration in order to create small-scale studies of skin.

The following students participated in this project: Timothy Caudill, Maxine Collazo, Hunter Crosby, Samantha Dallett, Felicia Difato, Joseph Getchius, Sarah Hamel, Susan Healy, Mary Catherine Lewis, Amanda Martinez, Deborah Moore, Kiersten O'Connor, Kaitlyn Stevens, Jim Pearce, Mimi Pearce, Bonita Phillips, and Dacary Venable. Taught by Professor Jim Draper.

student gallery display Spring/Summer 2018 - Lazzara Scholars’ Exhibition

The Lazzara Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding and promising students majoring in the Fine Arts. The Lazzara Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year were:
Connor Dolby, Graphic Design/Digital Media
Rebecca Rodriguez, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking        
Natalie Sassine, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking

 

Works from the Drawing Studio course on display. Spring 2018 - Drawing Studio
Works from the Fall 2017 Drawing Studio course. 

This class was designed to amplify skills techniques and understandings that were introduced in earlier drawing classes, and to expand the students' ability to use drawing in a meaningful way. Drawing was approached as both a visual exercise and a technical one. Communication through visual means was explored. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and work in classroom, the students understood drawing from the conceptual level to production.

Featuring student artists: Amanda Martinez, Tamiya Belton, Courtney Babcock, Danica Hoffman, Timmy Caudill, Rebecca Lorenzo-Luaces, Felicia Difato, Katie Hearn, and Briana Ojeda.

Bill of Rights broadsides

Fall 2017 - United States Bill of Rights Topographic Broadsides
In Fall 2017, UNF Graphic Design and Digital Media students were challenged to produce two typographic broadsides of the Bill of Rights: a traditional version designed in black and white and a contemporary or experimental version that could use up to four spot colors. The broadsides could incorporate only typographic elements (letters, numbers, rules, glyphs or ornaments); no illustrative or photographic imagery. The students’ designs present diverse commentaries on the Bill of Rights, touching on themes of reverence, nostalgia, tension, oppression, distortion, progress, evolution, misinterpretation, selectivity, clarity and obscurity.
Student artists: Courtney Babcock, Jaden Durity, Charlie Bodge, Susan Thai, Katie Hearn, Chris Broussard, Amanda Furst, Ali Ojeda, Dominic Anthony, Hannah Gruhn, Rain Henderson, Conor Crasper, Julia Tavrides, & Michael Leary. Professors Blake Coglianese and Beth Nabi.

summer editions show hanging Summer 2017 - Summer Editions 

This exhibition was the result of students' work created during the Special Topics Class Edition: Printing and Publishing, Summer 2017 and the premiere of the UNF Art and Design Fine Arts Print Publishing Initiative.

This course addressed aspects of editioning fine arts from creating a printing element to producing a series of identical prints. Students chose a variety of techniques for their individual projects and learned about the ethics of creating state and color proofing, editioning, curating and signing a print. The course also addressed professional practices of publishing, distributing and marketing.  Taught by Professor Sheila Goloborotko, Printmaking.  The exhibit featured work from guest artist Lorrie Fredette and student artists Chauntavia Cannon, Maxine R. Collazo, Dylan Bauer, Ishanna Ible, Jacqui Manabat, Redeem Pettaway, Carlos M. Martinez Rios, Natalie Sassine, Ridge Tablada, & Kirsten Williams

 

 

 

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