2014 - 2015 Calendar of Exhibitions
"Student Art Exhibition"
April 10 – 22, 2015
For information, please contact Art, Design, Humanities at 941.752-5251 or visit website:
“Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance”
Sep 19 - Dec 3
Opening Reception: Sep 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Regular Gallery hours are: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and by appointment
The SCF Fine Art Gallery and Theatre Program will feature “Art of the Wedding Costume: Ritual and Romance,” a retrospective look at wedding costumes through the decades including a display of men and women’s traditional, nontraditional and cultural wedding attire from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Exhibition curators Kenneth Erickson, Program Director & Neel Performing Arts Center Manager, and Joseph Loccisano, Art Gallery Manager, have selected items for the exhibition from a variety of sources including submission from members of the community.
Photo by Joseph Loccisano, Gallery Manager
“SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto”Journey of A MathArtist, A John Sims Project
Jan 23 - Mar 27, 2015
A production of the SCF Fine Art Gallery, in association with the Mathematics Department, the Department of Art, Design, Humanities, and with assistance from SCF Pride in Excellence (P.I.E.), “SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto” seeks to explore the connections between mathematical and artistic process by using the vocabulary of design and function as an entry for a more expanded and palatable mathematical art experience. And, because the number Pi, 3.14159… plays a central role in the creation of the work, the exhibition will extend beyond Pi Day, 3/14/15, in the year of Pi.
“Math has and continues to play a foundational role in the development of the human experience,”
Sims said. “Math serves as a parameter of human intelligence and is an indispensable
tool, which is essential to seeing beyond the
retinal and knowing beyond the intuitive.”
“SquareRoots: A Quilted Manifesto” will include Sims’ recently completed, math-inspired visual imagery, featuring 13 math/art quilts, nine dresses based on the number Pi, a blues composition based on Pi, and a video installation introducing Johannes Curtis Schwarzenstein, the Afro-German Jewish math-art poet.
The quilts were created in collaboration with the Alma Sue Quilt Shop in Sarasota, which is home to a unique store where experienced quilters, including many Amish quilters, practice their craft in the store while customers shop.
Exhibit dates are Jan. 23 – March 27; closed March 9-13 for Spring Break. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225. Maps and directions are online at scf.edu/maps.
Click here to view the catalogue PDF.