Hand Art Center to Host New Exhibitions

The Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center will be hosting a new exhibition titled Concentrated Color: Watercolors by Oscar Bluemner from the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection.

The exhibition will open Friday, January 27 till May 2. There will be an opening reception from 6-8 pm. Admittance to the reception and exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. The Art Center is open from 11 am to 4 pm weekdays during the school year.

Exhibition curator, Dr. Roberta Smith Favis, will present a public lecture about the exhibition on Wednesday, February 29, in Room 25 of the Instructional Media Center.

 Concentrated Color, created by modernist painter Oscar Bluemner (1867-1938), was given to Stetson by his daughter. This will be the first time the exhibit will be shown at the university along with work that was never presented in public.

According to a press release by Dr. Roberta Smith Favis, Concentrated Color displays a wide assortment of moods condensed into miniature formats. The result of this are effects that range from radiant to somber. This style was derived from factories, farms, quarries, and small towns of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

Other exhibitions opening the same day is Judith Page: The Politics of the Personal and Teapots from the Collection of Arthur Goldberg. Both exhibitions will continue through March 2.  The Politics of the Personal will contain sculpture and paintings dating from 1986 to 2010. The artist of this exhibit will lecture Monday, January 30 at 7 in Room 25 in the library.

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