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FAU Exhibition ‘Confluence’ Features the Works of MFA Graduates in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 27, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Visual Arts and Art History announces the opening reception of “Confluence,” featuring the works of graduating MFA candidates in the department. The exhibition will run from Friday, April 4 throughout the summer in the Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will showcase works in sculpture, printmaking, painting and ceramics. The artists include Linda Behar, Misoo Filan, Raheleh T. Filsoofi, Stephen Futej, Isabel Gouveia and Kandy G. Lopez.

  • Behar was born in Venezuela and combines her background as a civil engineer with her architecturally-influenced prints and mixed media work.
  • Filan explores the theme of vulnerability by painting images that mix tales of her upbringing in Korea with the desire to escape to fantasy.
  • Filsoofi experiments with a variety of mediums, but concentrates her work in ceramic arts, conveying ideas of displacement from her native county.
  • Futej personifies his experience as a Masters student through ceramics, focusing on the psychological pressures of returning to academia.
  • Gouveia addresses the destruction of the environment through photography and the manipulation of the CMYK printing process.
  • Lopez is artistically attracted to urban environments and the visual depiction of contemporary survival.

 For more information regarding the exhibition, contact the University Galleries at 561-297-2966. For more information about the opening night event, visit the Facebook event page at:


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

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