SCF Fine Art Gallery Presents John Hampshire: Expressive Eccentricities

(Bradenton, Fla., October 22, 2009) - State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Fine Art Gallery will display cutting-edge images by contemporary artist John Hampshire at an opening reception 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 North. The reception is free and open to the public.

The exhibit, "John Hampshire: Expressive Eccentricities," features his unique work that combines colorful confetti-like paint strokes with a static, formal portrait. A 2002 New York Times review states, "John Hampshire is a virtuoso with a brush. When looking at his oversize canvases, viewers might imagine him handling his brushes like an orchestra conductor who waves his wand with punctuation and prowess."

As a commitment to offer the public and academic community examples of cutting-edge trends in contemporary art, SCF also has invited Hampshire to discuss his artistic form with students at SCF.

Hampshire is an assistant professor of studio art at Adirondack Community College in New York. He has a master of fine arts in painting from Skidmore College. He has exhibited individual and group work at Washington Square East

Galleries, John Sayles School of Fine Arts and Soho20 in New York.

Fine art exhibit dates are Nov. 13 - Dec. 17. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The gallery is closed Nov. 25 - 27 for Thanksgiving. For more information, call Joe Loccisano, gallery manager, at 941-752-5225.

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