Category Archives: art

Thoughts on the FOOSANER ART MUSEUM

By PAM HARBAUGH Here’s hoping Florida Tech’s board of trustees do the right thing for the community it calls home and revisit a recent decision. I’m talking about the Foosaner Art Museum and the Renee Foosaner Education Center, which are owned and run by Florida Tech. By now you’ve heard the...

BOB and JAN CASE ENDOWMENT Formed for Arts Education

Jan Case, pictured at Florida Tech’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, has established an endowment with her husband Bob to use the center to support and advance arts education. By ADAM LOWENSTEIN, FIT News Bureau Bob and Jan Case have established the Bob & Jan Case Endowment for Student Enrichment...

DEREK GORES Building upon Success

A detail of a photo of Derek Gores who was in Vienna, Austria, finishing a commission for a client. By PAM HARBAUGH If you’re thinking buying a piece of Derek Gores’ art for a Christmas present, you better act fast. His work is continually rising in value and a small piece...

AROMATHERAPIST and Art at Ruth Funk Center

By PAM HARBAUGH Now here’s something totally new and different — an art exhibition with an aromatherapy “sidebar.” The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts will present aromatherapist DOREEN DeSERRES-DuJARDIN to speak at its current exhibition, FLORA AND FIBER. The event runs 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the...

FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY Presents Abstracts Exhibit

By PAM HARBAUGH The FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY has a vibrant abstract exhibition on view through July. Called “The Stripes Run Through Us,” the exhibition comprises 20 works by Daytona Beach artist Babz Lupoli. Although not a member of the venerable Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, an artist’s cooperative, Lupoli visited the...

DOMINIC AGOSTINI PORTRAITS

“Dexter” photo by Dominic Agostini By PAM HARBAUGH Every now and then, people ask why he doesn’t focus on beautiful people in beautiful places, but photographer Dominic Agostini can’t wrap his mind around that narrow point of view. “There’s so much beauty in every day people in every day life,” he...

RUTH FUNK CENTER Selected for National Program

By PAM HARBAUGH More bragging rights for patrons of Florida Tech’s beautiful RUTH FUNK CENTER FOR TEXTILE ARTS. The institution, the only one of its kind in the state, has been chosen as one of the 75 institutions to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation, which is run by the...

ART31 at MAITLAND

Stephen Knapp creating light sculpture By PAM HARBAUGH Opening tonight, the Art & History Museums in Maitland brings back the excitement with 31 days of light-based interactive art. Called ART 31, this experimental and collaborative art festival is a series of exhibit and art happenings exploring the “art and history” of...

SEEING RED

By PAM HARBAUGH See how a color an unite cultures in THE RED THAT COLORED THE WORLD, an exhibition on view through April 15 at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum. Not only is this a beautiful exhibition, it is also a scholarly one. That’s right. It will get you thinking: Viewers...

TRADITIONAL ARTS of the BEDOUIN

This choker made of silver and blue glass beads is part of the new Funk Center exhibition spotlighting the art and craft of the Bedouin. Photo courtesy of the Nance Collection, McClure Archives and University Museum, University of Central Missouri. By PAM HARBAUGH The Ruth Funk Center’s new exhibition, “Traditional Art...