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EFSC Student Art Exhibition Coming to King Center Gallery

March 7, 2017

The Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus will host the 46th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in the Lobby Gallery March 27-April 23.

EFSC art show
EFSC students installed the 2017 Student Juried Art Exhibit in the King Center Lobby Gallery.

This highly competitive exhibit drew approximately 150 entries from EFSC students taking courses in Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Design and Computer Graphics through the Melbourne Campus Art Department.

This year’s judge is Jason John, Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of North Florida. John holds an MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. He is an artist working with themes of personal identity, memory, and human relationships.

John selected 50 entries to be included in the show, as well as designating 12 award winners.

Student Art Installation
Students helped to lay out and hang the work for the show. They also set up pedestals, placed labels and focused lighting.

Approximately $3,500 in awards have been donated by supporters, including  Mr. Ray Kania, Mimi’s Crafts, the Parents of Emelee Arbuckle, The Art Students Guild of Brevard, Rick and Nancy Dillen, Professor Bob Canger, the EFSC Melbourne Campus Provost Office, Liberal Arts Department, Student Government Association and Art Faculty members.  Custom matting for the accepted entries was donated by area frame shops, including Art Expressions and Oceanside Frames.

Students attending the exhibit with their EFSC classes will have a chance to vote on “Student’s Choice Awards” in the categories of 2-D and 3-D.

The awards reception is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 18 from 6-7 p.m. in the King Center lobby.

The King Center Lobby Gallery is also open to the public beginning March 28 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit or the EFSC Melbourne Arts Department, call (321) 433-5717.