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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu
FOR IMAGES CONTACT: Mariela Acuna
561-297-2661, macuna@fau.edu

FAU Presents Annual Juried Student Exhibition

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 18, 2014) - The University Galleries and the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at Florida Atlantic University will present the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition from Friday, March 21 through Saturday, April 6 in the Ritter Art Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Both the exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.

This annual juried exhibition is produced and organized by students with the goal of providing students an opportunity to show their work in a professional environment. It is open to all FAU students who may submit up to three works each. From the typical 80 to 100 students participating, the exhibition presents about one-third of the submitted works. The 2014 Juried Student Exhibition will be juried by art professionals Tim Rollins and Kathleen Goncharov.

Tim Rollins is an internationally renowned artist and educator and the creator of K.O.S (Kids of Survival), a teacher-student group that produces collaborative works of art. He was born in Pittsfield, Maine and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. After completing his graduate studies in art education and philosophy at the New York University, he began teaching art for special education middle school students in a South Bronx public school. The group has exhibited extensively nationally as well as internationally, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2011); Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the 1988 Venice Biennale.

Kathleen Goncharov was recently appointed as Curator of Exhibitions and Audience Engagement for the Boca Museum of Art. In the past, she has served as curator at The New School in New York; public art curator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; and as curator at the Judith K. and David J. Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The University Galleries are closed Sunday and Monday. This exhibition is made possible in part by the FAU Student Government, Boca campus, through student activity fees. For more information, call 561-297-2661.

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About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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