Thursday, February 23, 2012

Foosaner Art Museum Events


EXHIBITIONS
 Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon
January 14 - March 18, 2012      
Artistry and literary works collide in a new exhibition at the Foosaner Art Museum, Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon. The exhibition is organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Although separated by about 150 years, Francisco Goya (1746-1828) and Federico Castellon (1914-1971) often appear closer to one another than to their contemporaries. The artists both turned their attention to the human condition. In this exhibition, the artists are represented by important print series from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts' permanent collection: Castellon's lithographs for Edgar Allen Poe's The Masque of the Red Death and Goya's etchings from Los Disparates (The Proverbs).

The Art of Networks
March 8 – April 8, 2012    
The Art of Networks brings together twelve visualizations representing networks in topics as diverse as migrations flows, speech cognition, citations, the spreading of social messages, and housing issues in the U.S. The selected works can literally open new ways of seeing and understanding relationships in the surrounding world.
This exhibition was organized by Isabel Meirelles, information designer and Associate Professor at Northeastern University, in collaboration with Carla Funk, Director of University Museums, and Jackie Borsanyi, Curator of Exhibitions at the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. 
EVENTS
 Museum Monday
Monday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium
Museum Monday features fine art photographer Rene Griffith, a former consultant for Polaroid, Griffith now works out of her home studio in Indialantic, Fla. Griffith not only “paints with light,” but also paints, draws and sculpts directly on Polaroid films using hand tools to move the emulsion for interesting effects. She expresses herself in photography that evokes painterly qualities. Museum Monday is a community outreach program that focuses on art and creativity in various forms. Sponsored by the Guild of the Foosaner Art Museum, the free programs are held in the Harris Community Auditorium at 10 a.m. on the third Monday, January through May. Light refreshments are served.

 Jazz Friday
Friday, March 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Galleries
Don Soledad Trio will perform in the galleries during the First Friday Eau Gallie Arts District Art Walk. Admission is free and open to the public. WFIT is a proud sponsor of the Foosaner Art Museum’s Jazz Friday program.
 RENEE FOOSANER EDUCATION CENTER
Now registering for classes starting NOW. Drawing, printmaking, pottery and more! Click here for an entire listing of classes. Register online or call 254-7782.
Summer Art Camp schedules will be out next month…stay tuned!
 Workshops
March 28 Clothing from Simple Shapes with Anita Luvera Mayer, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. My friend & I attended the Don Soledad concert on Fri evening, & enjoyed the music very much.
    However there were no chairs available for seating of the audience that came to the concert expecting the same set up as in previous years. Fortunately my friend had 2 beach chairs in the trunk of his car, so we were able to sit & enjoy the entire concert. Since we're 83 & 86, lugging chairs in & out of the venue is not the easiest. However many of the people that came using canes or who had difficulty walking were unable to sit down because the few benches that were there, were already occupied. The result was that almost as many people that arrived, left soon after seeing that they either had to stand & lean against the wall or sit on the carpet with their backs against the wall for support. The result was that there were less people attending a normally crowded concert, & by the end of intermission, only about 1/4 of the audience was still there.
    If the audience consisted mainly of teens & the younger generation, they would have managed sitting on the carpeting, but the majority of people who attend these concerts are seniors & many have physical disabilities which require a chair to sit on so the music can be enjoyed.
    We didn't need our membership cards for admission, & a free concert is a nice idea, but seats are a necessity for audience attendance.

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