Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Events at Foosaner Art Museum


Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon
On view through March 18, 2012 FINAL TWO WEEKS
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 9 – 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.  The exhibition was envisioned together with Ronaldo Menezes, Associate Professor at Florida Institute of Technology, for occasion of the 3rd Workshop on Complex Networks, CompleNet 2012, hosted by the department of Computer Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida (http://2012.complenet.org/).

Hungarian Masterworks, From Impressionism to Modernism
March 31 – May 27, 2012
Since Soviet dominance after World War II, the art world of Hungary was largely silenced. After more than 50 years of isolation, the veil began to lift in the 1990s and that movement continues in the exhibition, “Hungarian Masterworks, From Impressionism to Modernism,” at the Foosaner Art Museum, Florida Institute of Technology. The exhibition, organized by the American Hungarian Foundation, is from the collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III of Denver, Colo., the exhibition is thought provoking and presents a rare and intimate look at an exceptional compilation of Hungarian art.


Museum Monday
Monday, March 19 at 10:00 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium
Museum Monday features presents the Downstagers in a performance of “Tales of Old Mosquito County.” Brevard’s ever-popular theatrical troupe features veteran actors Ed Baranowski, Gloria Dash, Jim Phillips and Marijane Zimmerman. A mix of bits, skits and vignettes, “Tales of Old Mosquito County,” is the first real on-stage dramatization of Brevard County events and historical lore covering an era that stretches from the late 1800s to World War II.  The audience can expect to be intrigued and amused at the characterization of the unfolding events and the real people who experienced them before there was air conditioning. 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.

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Summer Art Camp schedules are coming…stay tuned!

March 28 Clothing from Simple Shapes with Anita Luvera Mayer, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Luvera Mayer is a designer of contemporary clothing inspired by ethnic originals with finishes and embellishments done by hand. Her work has been included in national and international exhibits. She is the author of five books and frequently presents articles in major fiber publications. Her workshop on March 28 presents the specific methods for creating wearable contemporary garments constructed from simple shapes. The style of garment, fit, color, fiber, pattern drafting and embellishment are presented along with ways to individualize clothing. The styles that enhance various body shapes and the philosophy involved in designing for different personalities and lifestyles are integral parts of this workshop.

There will be an opportunity at the workshop to examine and try on Luvera Mayer’s woven wardrobe as well as an exploration of simple yet dramatic ways to individualize clothing using mirrors, wrapped rings and beading.

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